Six Ways To Get Your Songs On TV

First, I'd like to thank everyone who has written in and asked me questions. Keep them coming! Please keep in mind if you're just asking me stuff that you can easily find out by using Google, it is unlikely I'll be very helpful in my answer (which might literally be "Google It"). Blow me away with your requests and I'll blow you away with my answers! That said, I did have a general question from Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp (which is pretty cool I must say) that serves as a great jumping off point for some action on your part:

How do I even get my stuff considered for commercials.
The short answer to this question is "hit the pavement." Luckily, I'm going to give you the long answer too! There are several options when it comes to getting your music in front of people who consistently license music. Here are just a few ideas to help get you started: 1) Contact them directly - This is definitely the hardcore sales route. It is probably the most daunting and least appetizing approach, but it also allows you to play some solid odds. While there really aren't that many people directly in charge of music specifically at agencies, there ARE a lot of people involved in the final decision. Use your current connections and see if you know someone who knows someone and reach out. Key skills: determination, people-skills, consistency, great music 2) Non-Exclusive Companies - The last article I wrote was 2 parts and detailed some companies like Jingle Punks and Pump Audio who represent music for placement in film, TV, and advertising. This is probably the EASIEST thing you can do. However, you have zero control over... Sign In to Keep Reading

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