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on August 13, 2010
Licensing your music is a great way to start an income stream and generate revenue for your band. Darren Wilsey's "The Musician's Guide to Licensing Music" is an in depth look at all of the facets of music licensing.

Not only does he explain all of the licensing terms and opportunities that exist for your music, he gives very good advice as to how to go about getting licensed as well.

With chapters about the players in the industry, agreements, and protecting yourself, Mr. Wilsey's advice will give you the knowledge to be ready when you have that first meeting with an industry player or contract to sign. The book also gives some really good advice as to how and why to make contacts in the industry if you want to be successful.

Chapters on how to get your music into each of the different media markets are the gravy in this book. With opportunities in advertising, television, radio, internet, films, digital media, and a host of other outlets, the book covers them all and covers them well.

By providing his own knowledge with a mix of advice from players in the industry (quoted throughout the book), Mr. Wilsey's book is a great place for all musicians to start once they decide it is in their best interest to license their tunes... which it is. - Scott @ Detone8.com
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on December 29, 2011
One thing every musician should know is how to protect their music! This book will show you exactly how to do that. It explains all the different types of licenses that can apply to your music from top to bottom. It is very informative and leaves no question unanswered. It is written very well and guides you into different categories of licensing such as Master License, Mechanical License, etc. It offers many routes to getting your music heard. Such as music publishers, online marketing, and distribution resources. But most importantly, it reminds you that your music has value and can be a great source of cash flow! Understanding the licensing process and what licensees can do for you is the main focus of this book. It's as simple as 1,2,3. If you create music, then this is your map to make sure you get what you deserve when deciding to release your music to others who need it. As for myself personally, I wouldn't begin to think about releasing any of my music before I read this book. All you musicians out there bleed sweat and tears into your music without a doubt. So make sure you get what you have coming. And understand what is being offered when your music does get placed! This book will tell you everything and then some!
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on December 3, 2012
I use this in my international licensing class and it is a great resource for us. Has very clear explanations and discusses many copyright issues and how to properly licensing your own music. I would recommend for the musician who has some experience with copyright - not for the newbie.
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on March 21, 2010
This book is really easy to read...it's super accessible. With the music industry changing so much, this book helps musicians figure out the best way to make music their main source of income. Awesome.
I think it makes a great gift for any musician that records their stuff. Esp. kids finishing high school and college.
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on January 22, 2014
A must-have reference and info guide for musicians who are trying to make a living in the music arena. Well research, well organized and well-written book for pros who need to know how to go about licensing their wares.
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on April 8, 2015
Just received this publication. Read about the first 3 chapters and I must say that as a person new to the business of music licensing, I am glad that I purchased the book. There is so much to really know about this aspect of the music business that many musicians take for granted or don't even know, I being one of them. This is a good reference to have on licensing, gives great insight, clearly written, and a good tool to plan your business and project plan for your future goals in the world of music licensing. The purchase was well worth it.

Julio L. Matta
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on May 20, 2014
This book answered a few questions I had,but could never get anyone to tell me.I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about their music.It is find of like having a friend in the music business who gives you inside information.
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on January 29, 2014
I love this book and it has taught be so much more about licensing music!! I still go back to it from time to time just to brush up on a few things. It's like a very knowledgeable textbook or something haha. I love it!
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on May 12, 2012
I bought the book sometime ago. Now that I've read it I can honestly say that the book gives the basics about the licensing world. If you are looking for a place to start this is your book.
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on October 27, 2013
You will be totally satisfied with the information in this book. It went above and beyond my expectations in assisting in my learning of music licensing.
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