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    Default Okay, so how do you do it?

    Since this forum section says: A forum to share tips and hints about getting your music published, perhaps those of you who have been successful with song placement can share what you've done and what you've found to be best practices, as well as traps to avoid, time-wasters, etc.

    I suppose you have to start with creating some music. Also, do you master songs individually, or only when creating a CD?

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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    I can tell you this much from my experiences Bruce. 1st and most importantly stick with one licensing company if that's the avenue you choose for your music. You'll save yourself a lot of unnecessary work and wasted time. After being with several licensing companies over the years I just recently decided to go exclusive with Audiosparx which is something I should've done a long time ago. I highly recommend them. They work hard for their vendors and spend lots of money to advertise their site which in turn gets more exposure for you and your music. They have several different areas and affiliate networks (they just don't license music) when it comes to marketing your music and they provide you with detailed reports and records pertaining to your songs. Anyway check them out and get more info HERE if you're interested. If you have any questions PM me anytime Bruce.
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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    Thanks, George, great info. I look forward to producing enough music to consider!

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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    [QUOTE=geo524;470843...and they provide you with detailed reports and records pertaining to your songs.[/QUOTE]
    I've only ever gotten one report from them. Not that there was anything to report though...
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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    Glad it helped Bruce. You only need 3 songs to audition for Audiosparx. Once you're in you can take the time you need to build your catalog. Their only stipulation is, once you'v uploaded your songs they ask that you configure them within 72 hours. I think it's 72 anyway?
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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jm207 View Post
    I've only ever gotten one report from tem. Not that there was anything to report though...
    Jeff, You can log into your account and run reports for everything from sales and track uses to checking your songs to ensure they are all configured properly. You can run reports that go as far back as the very first day you joined for a complete history. And of course you also receive sale and payment notifications via email. Pretty cool stuff...
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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    Thanks George. Gotta read thru their site before I take the jump. Still not sure what "configure" means.

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    Default Re: Okay, so how do you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    Thanks George. Gotta read thru their site before I take the jump. Still not sure what "configure" means.
    Hi Jack, "Configure" in this sense means writing descriptions for your songs, tagging them with keywords, picking the styles, moods, BPM, etc... Audiosparx makes it easy with their templates but there's something like 10 pages pr/song you have to go through. It's a lot of work, but it only needs to be done once.
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