You want to make money as a Musician? You have to diversify….

I saw the news today at major label band the Scissor Sisters are going to be creating the score to the new FRAGGLE ROCK MOVIE.

WOW – that is quite a departure and at the same time, pretty cool….following in the footsteps of other Artists and bands that have gone on to score like Trent Reznor for The Social Network or David Holmes for the brilliant Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen trilogies.

These boys were masters of their respective genres, but it did not stop them from tackling something outside their scope. I dig that tremendously, and not only was it brave, but it was BRILIANTLY good music.

The point of success is not in ONE PROJECT or one song anymore, it’s in diversity. And that means you need to have some damn fine skills as a musician and an artist to keep the creative juices flowing. You have to keep searching and moving forward.

The statement above carries so many parallels to the Music Licensing business.

It is a business that has a solid foundation of what works and what doesn’t – simply defined by how a piece of music makes a piece of film FEEL.

Many of the Musicians and Bands that I work with want to license their music. Got it. Check. But have you ever thought about how licensable your music really is?

Have you ever taken you music and put it up to a commercial on You Tube, or muted your TV and played it along with a TV show? You might be surprised at what you see and hear when you do that. It changes your music, and most importantly, it changes your perspective. I strongly suggest you give it a try.

The more you know about what music works to film, the better your chances are of making a piece of music that is all things; GOOD, REAL & Licensable. The triple crown.


One Response to “You want to make money as a Musician? You have to diversify….”

  1. Music Marketing Chris June 25, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    Hey Sarah,

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and all the info you give out.

    I look forward to recommending your training to my readers.

    Talk soon,

    - Chris Rockett

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