Music Licensing Deals: Making Money as a Songwriter, Composer and Music Publisher in Today's World of Traditional and Online Media

Video game royalties, music in apps, songs performed on Glee, American Idol and the X Factor, e-cards, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC radio and television performances, iTunes downloads, Spotify and Pandora streaming, physical product record sales, songs in major studio and independent films, music in ads, dolls and toys and on t-shirts and jeans, karaoke and digital jukeboxes, foreign country royalties-these are but some of the ways that songwriters and composers make money in today's world of music.

Jeff and Todd Brabec, the authors of the bestselling music business book " Music Money and Success: the Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business" discused how traditional as well as new media music licensing deals are structured and negotiated and how much money can be made in today's "new world" of music.

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