Music Library Report (composers rating the music libraries)
How To License Your Music – Great site devoted to articles, blogs, interviews, podcast, forum and access to An Insider’s Guide to Music Licensing by Aaron Davison
The Composer’s Guide to Library Music by Dan Graham
PRS for Music – music library directory and subsidiary catalogues
Unified Manufacturing list of music licensing companies – includes short description of companies
The Rich Musician (Free guide to music licensing companies)
TuneSat – audio technology that scans TV and web for use of your music that might go unreported
Jim Pfeifer’s online journal about composing and music production in a home studio
Libraries that accept online submissions for consideration
APM Music – This link lists individual libraries APM runs that are active in the United States in production. There are over 35 diverse libraries. Their website states that composers can send their inquiries and submissions directly to the addresses of the individual libraries. Members of Reverbnation who keep their accounts active and the music fresh may be invited to license their music through APM.
Hollywood Elite Composers – Licensing opportunities for composers who meet requirements. The company collects only 20% commission on all royalites from the license fee. They do not take publishing and only collect on licenses procured through the website. Composers set their own rate.
Musicsupervisor.com – Load your music up for access to the companies contacts with music supervisors. It is non-exclusive with 50/50 split on up front money. You keep the publishing and 100% of the backend performance royalties. It is free to sign up and upload all your music.
Start your own library? Consider these sites.
Composers Catalog – software to keep information and audio files organized. It will organize your general info, writers, publishers, session musicians, lyrics, metadata, PRO info, music files. It can provide summaries and charts with regard to your information including genres and publishers.
Music & Words / Metadata – The Importance of Metadata For Media Composers article from Sound on Sound
Tag Team Analysis – A company that can provide metadata for your library of music. They help your clients find tracks based on analysis of topics such as genre, sub-genre, mood/feel, BPM, featured instruments and descriptions.
TagATune. Select moods by checkbox and generates text for pasting metadata elsewhere. For PC only.
ID3 Editor -metadata software that can go beyond iTunes for tagging your audio. It can include copyright, URL, encoded by and with command line interface can be scripted with shell or batch scripts.
License Quote – They provide a software player, suggested licensing calculator, and the ability to embed the licensing store on your website. You keep all sales revenue. They offer LQ free, LQ store standard and custom pricing.
AG Watermark Generator – app tool to add audio watermark to your original tracks fast and east for both Mac and PC.
What Does a Music License Look Like – Nick Murray video
Library Management Companies Software
Want to learn about Music Supervisors?