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Music Placements
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:10:46 AM »
How many of you have tried submitting your music to advertising companies for commercials and tv series or even films? How does it actually work? I want to submit mine too!

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Re: Music Placements
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 09:00:23 PM »

There are numerous websites that allow you to submit your work to try and get placements in film. Many require payment up front while others only take a % of any money made from the placements. Below are several websites that allow you to submit your work, which can than be more easily found by people who can get you the placements in film or tv / etc:

There are hundreds of these types of sites online. Another method you could try is building a good portfolio of your work and submitting it to A&R's that deal with similar styles of music. Doing background research on who you're submitting your music to and what type of work they have placed in the past can lead to a higher success rate of reaching them and achieving a placement. Good luck!

PS: Here's a good article written by someone who has gotten placements on television and how she did it:

Re: Music Placements
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Re: Music Placements
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 01:11:36 PM »
I really wish I could get into this game. I used to know a guy who's in a post-rock band that gets their music in a lot of movie trailers. He ended up quitting his band because he didn't like touring but still gets checks every month because people use the stuff he played on. Now he gets to focus on graphic design and is essentially getting paid for nothing. This is really the best way to make money off of music in a world where music sales aren't amounting to much and touring can be very competitive and expensive.