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Music Gateways Exclusive Discount: How Important is Sync?

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Getting involved in Sync is way to get your music across to a wider audience through TV, adverts, games and films. Not only that but it is a great way to earn good money through your music and it is definitely something worth considering. Especially if you’re looking to make it big in the music industry. Here are the most common questions asked about Sync music and answers to give you all the crucial information you need.

What Kind of Music are Film and TV Shows Looking to License?

Before anything make sure that your music is of a high quality and the best it can be, you need to make sure your music stands out from the crowd in order for it to get recognized. Secondly, it all depends on what the music director is looking for. Always make sure you read over the brief and what style of music they’re looking for. There’s no point sending in a rock song for an advert commercial looking for a slow ballad. Always think carefully about what songs could work with what and what they are looking for.

What else do I need to prepare for when sending in my track?

It is important that you have instrumental versions of all your songs. This means having an accapella version and a set of stems. You should always be prepared as some producers like to have the flexibility incase they want to edit the song and make it more suited to the media they are working on. Overall you should make sure your tracks are finished and professionally mastered in order to get the best results.

You must also make sure that you own both the recording and publishing rights, especially if you are an unsigned band/artist. However, bare in mind that if it’s a cover version of a song it means that you own the master rights, but the publishing is owned by the original writers of the song. With this information it is vital that you understand this process to make sure your sync placement is successfully placed. It is advised that you acquire written permission to pitch on behalf of the rights holder and or the publisher, so if you get a licensing offer, you can connect all parties and secure the deal quickly and without hassle.

But how do you get your songs placed in film and TV?

Well one way to do this is to sign up with Music Gateway. We always have sync opportunities coming through for all sorts of adverts and films and music genres, and with our discount it’ll definitely be worth it.

We at Music Gateway have some great news for you! By upgrading to an annual business account you will be given 30% off. This includes unlimited pitches and commission reduced to only 5%. In order to get this discount then sign up with us and take a look at some of the pitches we have to offer.

Simply enter “SYNC30” in the promotional code

We hope that you make the most of the discount and we wish you the best of luck with your sync placements in the future.

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