Music Licensing Fees…'s ain't so easy

There is one question I get asked more then any, ” what is the average price for that kind of music license?”

It’s a tough answer to give, and many of the conversations I have online with DIY Bands and Musicians lead me to say the same thing;  ”It’s all negotiable,” which of course is of no help to you whatsoever.

Two quick things for you today:

1.) An article that I believe is the best answer of averages I have found to date on what things are “worth” and what they “cost”, but REMEMBER, these costs are based on the perceived value of a track and that is in the mind of the owner and the buyer.  So check it out:

2.) This is an idea for how to get the best deal possible if you have been given a licensing contract and have no idea how to negotiate the best deal for yourself: ASK AN EXPERIENCED LICENSING REP TO DO IT FOR YOU. I love this idea and did it for several artists that ended up becoming clients in my day as a rep. It kills a few birds with one stone. You offer the rep a small % of the license fee to negotiate the contract on your behalf. This way you know you are getting the best deal possible, and maybe they will be motivated to take you on as a client because they see you as client that is making money!

Simple….but sometimes the best ideas are.

Happy Monday….now go kick some ass.


2 Responses to “Music Licensing Fees…'s ain't so easy”

  1. Michael Borges June 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Sarah,
    Nice article. Thanks for posting a link to our music license pricing research page.

    Best regards,
    Michael c/o

  2. Katey Laurel August 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Thanks for the advice Sarah! Now, how to find those experts?! :)

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