Detroit Michigan Commercial Model Photography by Mary DuPrie
I’ve never licensed music before, but I have a video I want music for. Commercial websites DO NOT have music on them. That is a big no no. Art directors sit in little cubicles and if they click on a website with music blaring it pisses them off. If you want to go commercial skip the music. Pretty much everyone else can have music.
I’ve always heard it takes a lot of time looking for songs so I wasn’t looking forward to the adventure. I just Googled licensing music and found and clicked on a few sights. The sight I finally settled on was www.musiclicensingstore.com (the icon reads rumblefish though, not sure why).
I searched around for awhile looking for some sexy music, wow, it seemed daunting. I finally decided to try a song I loved and bingo they had it. They ask how you are going to use it and where. I was expecting the price to be about $100 so I was surprised when it came back $5… hummm. I was being as honest as I could in that I said Internet/Website and Videoblog. Triplescoop.com wanted $60.
I thought maybe the sight wasn’t legit so I asked around; seems to be. I also liked the sight because it has a bar you can drag to fast forward the song and triplescoop didn’t.
Would love to hear about other great websites that have music. I know absolutely nothing about this field. I’m looking for some super sexy music to add to a few glamour videos I have.
I’ll look up any and all suggestions and see what I find. I’ll post what I finally decide on.
A selection I bought today is Oxygen by Stephanie Schneiderman
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