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More and more independent film producers are asking for 'Step Deals' due to budget and distribution constraints. A 'Step Deal' is when a person initially agrees to a smaller fee for certain rights to use a song in a film – such as worldwide festival rights. A contract is then put in place whereby if the film yields a targeted gross income, the rights to use the song...


Blasting introductory emails are a thing of the past, they're a dead and buried way of getting someone's attention. Some people still think that 'batching and blasting' emails out in volume is a good way of building new relationships. The truth of the matter is that it 100% doesn't work, especially when you're trying to get the attention of busy music supervisors or...


As much as everyone knows about metadata, most people still get it all wrong and significantly lower their chances of starting a lasting relationship.Remember that your songs are leaving your computer and arriving to someone else's computer where they will be tagged and sorted into their own catalogs. Ownership (master and publishing) details are a must, but telling...


Understanding the basic legals of clearing a song will not only stop you from getting shafted, but it will make life a lot easier for the person wanting to use it.Here's a bunch of terms worth checking out…All In This means that the 1 fee covers both the publishing rights and the sound recording rights. Buy-out Whereby your music is paid a one off fee and you then...


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