How to Make Money with Music Licensing

Gary Hiebner, Sound Designer and Composer

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10 Videos (53m)
    • Introduction

      2:54
    • Fixed Fees, Royalties and Exclusivity

      3:45
    • Audio Jungle Stock Library

      9:42
    • Types of Submissions for Audio Jungle

      6:00
    • Getting a Song Ready for Upload

      4:40
    • How to use Tags and Keywords

      11:47
    • Using Metatags in iTunes and Soundcloud

      5:50
    • How to Promoting Your Music

      2:57
    • Contacting Music Libraries

      3:30
    • Action: Create Your Music Portfolio

      2:03

About This Class

How to Make Money with Music Licensing

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What is Music Licensing and how you use it? In this course composer/sound designer Gary Hiebner will guide you through the interesting world of Music Licensing and how it can benefit you as a musician. In this modern day world of music making, multiple revenue streams is the true way to go to be successful as an artist. And Music Licensing is a great way to take the music you already have and see if it can be used in other projects and media.

We will cover the different terms used in this field so you become familiar with how it works. Then we will explore the stock library platforms and how you can submit music to them. With these platforms titles, tags and keywords are of the utmost importance for generating sales. We’ll guide you on best practices for these and how they work.

Then we’ll move onto how to take these same principles to build up your music portfolio. And finally we’ll give you advice on how you can contact music libraries direct to show them your music.

Course Content includes:

  • What is Music Licensing?
  • Terms used in this Field
  • Stock Libraries Available
  • Types of music you can submit
  • How to Upload songs, with titles, keywords and tags
  • Promoting your music
  • Contacting Music Libraries
  • And Building up your Music Portfolio

What You'll Get From This Course:

  • A Guide on how Music Licensing works and which avenues you can go down
  • Exploring the Stock Library platforms
  • How to build up your music portfolio for these libraries
  • How to promote yourself and contact Music Libraries

Course Goals:

At the end of this course you’ll have a good understanding of how music licensing works, and why it is a beneficial path for you to go down as a musician, and a way to generate extra revenue for your musical journey.


This class is geared towards musicians who want to explore extra ways of generating money for their music. This will help you along your musical path, and ensure your success as a musician.

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Gary Hiebner

Sound Designer and Composer

Gary Hiebner is a sound designer and music composer who was been working in new media such as music and sound for TV and online games for the last 15 years. In these years Gary has worked through a multitude of different audio software, and through this found a passion for teaching how to use the different type of audio software that is available on the market. He is a firm believer that audio software has its place in the creative field and using them as tools you can get different results w...

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