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Music Licensing

Ready to get your tracks in movies and TV shows? Check out these articles about music licensing before you make the jump!

Licensing Placement: HBO’s “Looking”

Huge congratulations to Patterns! The track “Burning Man” from the EP ‘Dangerous Intentions’ was featured in HBO’s ‘Looking’ aired in Season 2 – Episode 2! After reminiscing over their childhood obsessions, Patrick and Kevin (Russell Tovey) decide to develop a gay…

Licensing Placement: Oxygens’s “Bad Girls Club”

Huge congratulations to PLS DNT STP! The track “Make It Clap” from the EP ‘Generation Doom’ was featured in OxygenTV’s ‘Bad Girls Club’ aired in Season 13 – Episode 9! The girls deal with longstanding issues head-on as Family Weekend…

Licensing Placement: Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow”

Huge congratulations to She’s the Queen and Electronic Rumor whose song, “Talk to Me” was featured in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow on Monday, November 10, 2014. This is fantastic exposure for the song and for She’s the Queen!  We also couldn’t be happier…

Licensing Placement: MTV’s “Finding Carter”

Huge congratulations to Walking Shapes and their label No Shame whose song “Feel Good” was featured in MTV’s Finding Carter which aired, September 2, 2014! The episode aired on Tuesday September 2nd.  The placement even featured on-screen time for the song and…

Licensing Placement: MTV’s “Teen Wolf”

We have big news – Matt Young’s “This Party,” the quintessential dance track released by our client Preston Recordings, will be featured on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” Monday July 14th at 10PM American Eastern Time! Check out the placement on MTV’s New…

How to Get Your Music in Stores, Restaurants, Hotels & More

Symphonic Distribution has worked to develop a licensing program that is valuable to artists of all musical genres and covers all ends of the licensing spectrum. Therefore, on top of our sync licensing offerings, it is no surprise that we…

What Makes Music Licensable?

As you begin diving into the realm of sync licensing, you might hear that some songs are more “licensable,” or licensing-friendly, than others. Some songs fit seamlessly into films, commercials and the like, and though they may not be by…

Five Steps to Prepare for Licensing Your Music

Licensing music is a much more involved process than just selling music. On your part as the content creator, it requires education, knowledge of copyright and publishing basics, extreme organization, and some annoying but highly important prep work that will…