This article is posted in conjunction with Musical Writerzine issue 30
Have you ever heard someone else’s song playing during a TV program or movie and wished one of your pieces could fill a spot like that? In this article, songwriter Trudee Lunden explores the possibilities. See PDF File below that you can read online or download.
Song licensing for television, film, and other media is a competitive field and is not necessarily a likely fit for musical theater songs. But with a little adaptation and repurposing (or an original song in a pop music genre) it could happen—especially if you have a knack for writing unique, noteworthy pieces.
Song licensing could provide supplemental income and a chance to expand your visibility. Trudee has packed many licensing tips and links to valuable resources into this article. She explains how music libraries work and much more.