It’s been quite a few weeks since our last update! We’re in the final steps of a new library development and we’re very excited about it, but I’ll talk about that later.
A few days ago I was going through some stock video sites in search for some footage for a new release from Headless Buddha and suddenly I realized there are a lot of stock music libraries.
WOW! – I thought – I have a lot of tracks just filling up HDD space. I should try my luck with some of them.
Today, all of a sudden, I got an email from a person called Dani. It happened that she was the reviewer who approved the 4 tracks I’ve sent to Pond5, one of the best known stock media sites (obviously, they review all of the submissions to keep the high quality thing going). These 4 tracks I’ve sent weren’t in any way produced thinking of licensing it. I actually think that two of them where kind of poorly recorded. I probably have about 200 tracks hanging around with no use at all to turn into “stock music”.
Check out my Pond5 portfolio and listen for yourself.
Why am I telling you this?
Dudes, you spend a lot of money on sample libraries, plugins, hardware, etc. and time on your craft to create the best music you can, still some of you make no money at all from it. It’s really rewarding when someone listens to your song and tells you he/she loves it, or when you get a lot of plays and comments on Soundcloud, but this same song can be used to pay back what you’ve spent money-wise (because there’s still no time credit card yet).
Licensing music is not the same as selling, it just means the dude who paid for it now can use that song on his project. You still own the song, you can sell it on iTunes, upload it on Youtube with ads turned on, and do whatever you want with it.
Other stock music libraries:
Most of the libraries review your tracks and once they get approved they go online. Productiontrax don’t. You just upload, set it up and it’s ready to sell.
In the next few days I’ll
try to write more about stock music and review some libraries without delaying our new library’s launch even more.
Leave a comment so I know someone’s actually reading this.
Check out the next post: Headless Royalty Free Stock Music pt2