WELCOME TO THE "LICENSE YOUR MUSIC" PODCAST
Created by Music Supervisor, Jody Friedman, The "License Your Music" Podcast was created to give you all the tools you need to license YOUR music to film, tv, ads and trailers so that you can earn PASSIVE INCOME and obtain FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
EPISODE 36 | So You Have Fans On Your Mailing List, Now What? (feat. Cheryl B. Engelhardt)
July 27th, 2022
In this episode, we meet with Cheryl B. Engelhardt from In The Key of Success to explore how you can build your fan base organically and grow your followers.
EPISODE 35 | 3 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block
June 15th, 2022
Jody discusses 3 tools you can use whenever you can't get past the creative blocks that get in your way from writing or producing your next masterpiece!
EPISODE 34 | Music Licensing vs Music Distribution
May 11th, 2022
We've noticed confusion on whether a music distribution deal is the same as music licensing. Jody walks you through the differences and why you should be aware of them.
EPISODE 33 | The World of Music Supervision feat. Music Supervisor, Jackie Westfall
April 13th, 2022
Jody interviews Music Supervisor Jackie Westfall about her path in music supervision and the kinds of projects she works on.
EPISODE 32 | Licensing Your Music for Film Festivals feat. Festival Programmer, Derek Horne
March 9th, 2022
Did you know that most Filmmakers start their journey by submitting their films to Film Festivals? And did you know that they need music from independent artists?! Film Festivals need to license the music they use in their projects, just like TV shows, films, ads and trailers do. Let's learn more about licensing your music to films premiering at film festivals!
EPISODE 31 | 3 Reasons to Record Cover Songs
Febraury 2nd, 2022
Don't let taboos keep you from recording songs by other artists. There are many reasons why you should be recording covers, here are three of them.
EPISODE 30 | How To Become a Music Supervisor
January 12th, 2022
Being a music supervisor isn't all that it seems - Jody goes over what it takes to become a music supervisor and whether it's the right career path for you.
EPISODE 29 | Carving Out Your Own Path in Sync (feat. Licensing Rep & Publisher, Kristina Benson)
December 29th, 2021
In this episode, Jody interviews Licensing Rep & Publisher, Kristina Benson to discuss important questions to ask of yourself and how you can carve out your own unique path in Sync Licensing.
EPISODE 28 | From Zero to 20+ Syncs a year (feat. LYM Alumnus & Producer, Theo Seidmon)
December 15th, 2021
Jody interviews License Your Music alumnus and Music Producer, Theo Seidmon to discuss how Theo went from zero to over 20 Syncs a year!
EPISODE 27 | What is the Difference Between a Sync Agent & a Music Supervisor?
December 1st, 2021
There are BIG differences between sync agents and music supervisors. We talk about why it's important to know them.
EPISODE 26 | Why Collaborating Is So Important
October 13th, 2021
As an artist, it can take a while to realize how many people are involved in making a piece of music. We talk about why it's important to not make art for just yourself.
EPISODE 25 | Sync, Artist Development & Music Business Challenges (feat. Licensing Rep, Rachel Komar)
September 29th, 2021
Jody interviews Music Licensing Rep & Artist Advocate, Rachel Komar to get her take on today's Music Business challenges and how to overcome struggles artists have to deal with.
EPISODE 24 | LLC vs S-Corp (Which One Is Better?)
September 15th, 2021
Once you're earning money from Licensing Your Music, you'll need to decide what type of business you want to form. In today's episode, we'll discuss the key differences between an LLC, an S-Corp and a Sole Proprietorship.
EPISODE 23 | Learn The Business of Music Licensing
September 1st, 2021
Today, I want to talk to you about why it's so important to learn the business of Music Licensing before pitching your music. Are you ready? Let's dive in!
EPISODE 22 | It All Starts With The Song featuring Songwriting Mentor, Judy Stakee
August 18th, 2021
Jody interviews his Songwriting Mentor, Author & Speaker, and former VP of Creative for Warner-Chappell, Judy Stakee about the songwriting process and what it takes to write a great song.
EPISODE 21 | How To License Your Music for Film Festivals
August 4th, 2021
Every independent filmmaker needs music and they have to find it from somewhere. Usually they want bands they cannot afford and this is why its the perfect oppportunity to offer them quality music at an affordable rate. Today, we'll discuss how you can license your music for Films premiering at Film Festivals!
EPISODE 20 | Are You a Hobbyist or a Careerist?
July 21st, 2021
I've never met one person who didn't 'like' music. Early on in our lives, we form attachments to music and there are three ways that you can go in terms of your relationship with music. Join me today, as I'll discuss this and help you identify if you're a "hobbyist" or a "careerist".
EPISODE 19 | Why You Should Join The Production Music Association (featuring Morgan McKnight)
July 7th, 2021
Without the PMA, I would not have my international team of sub-publishers around the World shopping my catalog. Today, we'll speak with executive director, Morgan Mcknight, about the benefits of joining the Production Music Association.
EPISODE 18 | Tapping Into Your Sixth Sense When Songwriting (feat. Creative Psychic and Songwriter, Laura Powers)
June 23rd, 2021
Jody interviews creative psychic and songwriter, Laura Michelle Powers about utilizing and accessing that '6th' sense when writing songs. We'll discuss methods she uses to tap into that and how it can help songwriters be 'in the zone' more by remaining open to being that vessel.
EPISODE 17 | Embrace Who You Are to Find Your True Purpose
June 9th, 2021
Once you truly embrace who you are and are doing what you’re meant to be doing with your life, amazing things start to happen. In today's episode, I'll be going over why this is so important and we’ll discuss ways that can really help you find out who you are and help you see how your experiences really shaped your path so you can have a clear direction forward.
EPISODE 16 | Exclusive vs. Non-Exclusive Representation: Which is Better?
May 26th, 2021
One of the first dilemmas artists, producers, and songwriters that are wanting to license their music will be faced with is learning the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive representation. Join me today, as I am going to discuss what that really means and whether you should opt to go exclusive or non-exclusive.
EPISODE 15 | Should You License Your Music For Free?
May 12th, 2021
A common question that I get asked is, "should I license my music for free?" That's a big question that will definitely come up in your licensing career if it hasn't already. Join me today, as I'll be discussing if you should or should not license your music for free!
In-episode promo: Enhance Life With Music
EPISODE 14 | What Does a Music Supervisor Do?
April 27th, 2021
Ever wondered what a Music Supervisor does? Join me today, as I'll be discussing exactly what a Music Supervisor is and we'll examine why there is a disconnect between the old music business and the new music business.
In-episode promo: Enhance Life With Music
EPISODE 13 | What Does It Mean to Be Your Own Music Publisher?
April 20th, 2021
Have you ever wondered what a Music Publisher does in the Music Industry? Today, we're going to talk about what exactly Music Publishing is, what it means to be your own publisher, and what it means to assign that role to someone else.
EPISODE 12 | Five Ways To Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed
April 13th, 2021
When beginning your journey into the Music Business, it can all be very overwhelming and there are so many moving parts to keep up with. Today, I want to share five ways I cope with feeling overwhelmed that I think can work for you too!
EPISODE 11 | Behind the Music of "The Prom" (Netflix Film)
featuring Julian Drucker
April 6th, 2021
Julian Drucker has worked on projects such as American Horror Story, Handmaid's Tale, Pose, Big Mouth & the movie musical, "The Prom" on Netflix. He is also the co-music supervisor of Fox's "911". He's also a composer and songwriter! We'll learn about what inspires Julian musically and go behind the scenes on the music of "The Prom"!
EPISODE 10 | The Importance of Performance Rights Organizations
March 30th, 2021
Performance Rights Organizations are a vital part of the Music Licensing Landscape and the key to obtaining Passive Income where you make money while you sleep. We'll discuss how they work and also how to examine Royalty-Free Companies and how they operate.
EPISODE 9 | The Intercontinental Music Awards featuring Shahed Mohseni
March 23rd, 2021
The Intercontinental Music Awards is a contest where they review music from all around the world and promote unity amongst musicians! Award-winning professionals from the Music Industry lift up composers that work hard in creating their own individual/cultural music. Join us in learning more about this amazing opportunity and you'll find a Coupon Code inside! [Code: "LicenseYourMusic_Talent" - 25% discount on music submissions]
EPISODE 8 | Music Business Relationships, Trust & The "Soft-Sell" Approach
March 16th, 2021
Music Licensing is built on trust. It takes time to build that trust and it's not an overnight thing. We'll discuss WHY the Relationship is the most important and we’ll go over things that you can do to strengthen your relationships, including my ‘soft-sell approach’ that works for me and will set you up for success in Licensing Your Music.
EPISODE 7 | What Is Music Licensing & Why Should I Do It?
March 9th, 2021
In today's episode, I'm going to explain exactly WHAT is Music Licensing and WHY you should do it! I'll be answering common questions, such as: Do I have to pay to License My Music? What do I gain from Licensing my Music? Join me and let me teach you a bit more about the basics of Music Licensing.
EPISODE 6 | Identifying Your Motivation (So You Can Work Towards That Goal)
EPISODE 20 | Are You a Hobbyist or a Careerist?
March 2nd, 2021
In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through defining your motivation, so you can identify and achieve your goal of having your music licensed. This is a key step to your success. What are your goals? What are your motivators? Join me and let's identify YOUR motivation!
EPISODE 5 | Discussion with President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, Joel C. High
February 23rd, 2021
Join me for a discussion with Music Supervision expert and President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, Joel C. High (Rob Zombie, Tyler Perry)! Joel shares his personal experiences in the industry, advice, and how to become a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors!
EPISODE 4 | Five Ways to Get Heard by Music Supervisors
February 16th, 2021
Getting heard by a Music Supervisor is a big step in the right direction, towards getting your music licensed. In this episode, you will learn five ways that you can successfully achieve that. Make sure to check out Licenseyourmusic.com for more free content.
EPISODE 3 | Four Fears We All Share
February 10th, 2021
Fear is by far, the biggest obstacle that gets in the way of us doing what we want to do in our life; fear that we're not good enough, fear that we don't have what it takes, fear that we'll slip back into old habits, fear that we won't be able to adapt to change... In particular, there are four fears that we'll be discussing today. These are fears that I've found to be most pertinent to artists, and to succeeding in licensing your music. We'll go over each one of those fears, and discuss how to overcome them.
EPISODE 2 (Bonus) | Attending Panels
February 9th, 2021
Take advantage and access all of the panels going on through this COVID era. You can be selective and attend to the ones that speak to you!
EPISODE 1 | Meet Your Host: Jody Friedman
January 26th, 2021
Music Licensing is the gift that keeps on giving and one of the most sustainable income areas of the Music Industry; which allows for a lifelong career. Join Jody Friedman, Music Supervisor and creator of 'License Your Music', and learn how he went from being a struggling artist trying to get a record deal, to earning $30,000 in one quarter from licensing his music; it changed his whole life and career around! And now, he'd like to help you do the same!
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