Questions, & Answers
I'm a little bit confused....what exactly is music licensing?
Music licensing is the business of getting
paid for your music, when it's used in Films, on TV, in Video Games, and many other types of media. Licensing your music for
use in television and films can make you several hundred dollars, or as much as several thousand dollars per placement, including
What bit rate should my mp3 submissions be converted to?
An mp3 at 128kbps, 128 bit rate is preferred for size, convenience, and quality.
3) Would it be OK for my music
to contain protective tags?
No way, voice tags are never a good thing unless it's approved by the artist,
those need to come out when submitting to our listings, and opportunities.
4) If I have music that contains samples, can I submit it?
In some rare cases, yes, as long as you have clearance to use the samples for commercial purposes, however Mac a million
dollar man musick shall not be held responsible for any copyright infringements. We strongly advise against submitting material
that contains uncleared samples, and the person who submits the music is solely responsible for all clearances pertaining
to the use such samples.
I'm 17 years old can I submit music?
No, but after you turn 18 you can, because in order to enter into
a contractual agreement with us, you must be at least 18 years old.
If I live in a country outside of the United States, can I submit my music too?
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7) Do the songs need to be
full length or would 1:30 be acceptable?
We prefer all of the music we receive to be at least 3:30,
long enough for the radio to play. If we need a different version we will request it at that time.
8) Does my music need to be mixed and mastered?
No, but it does help to have the music mixed properly, we really appreciate great recordings, basically your music needs
to be broadcast quality.
Can I submit music from my mixtape?
No, please only submit original material, music that you own, or
music that you have the rights to submit.
Why do you only accept original material?
For legal reasons of course, obviously we
don't want to get sued, and hopefully you don't either.
11) Why don't you accept unsolicited material?
Unsolicited material refers to material that is sent by someone who has no relationship with anyone at a particular company.
Occasionally, unknown writers, claiming that they have submitted songs, have sued publishers claiming those songs were "stolen"
and given to other writers to work on. Second, there is so much material coming in, from reliable sources, that it's just
not enough time to listen to random material.
What does "Open and subject to close with out warning" mean?
This means that once we find what
we are looking for, the listing could close at anytime, and it's on a first come first serve basis.
13) Do you only work with hip hop/rap artist?
No, we work with everything, Hip Hop is our primary genre, but we work with Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Spoken Word, and Classical.
14) Does your company sign artist?
we do, however the majority of the agreements we sign with artist are non-exclusive.
15) Do I need to be signed up with a P.R.O. to submit?
No, but we
do recommend it, if you plan on receiving royalty checks.
Does your company take a percentage of the payment once my music has been placed?
Yes, we usually split
whatever we sell, or license 50/50 with the artist, label, or company that owns the music.
17) How will I know when my music has been placed?
We will contact
you immediately with any details regarding placements of your music, we love sharing good news.
18) This looks like a good deal, but why do I have to pay to submit my music?
We have many artist who submit to our listings every day, the fee we charge to submit, is to keep away the people who are
not serious. Our time is valuable, only serious artist will invest into their careers!
19) Why are the artist names not posted?
Unfortunately, we have been
asked by certain clients not to reveal their identity until they have made their selections, and sometimes we only reveal
their identity to the artist, or producers they select.
It's the day of the submission deadline, can I still submit?
Yes, you can still submit to opportunities
up to midnight, 12AM PST., on the day of the submission deadline.
21) What does the ending needs to have a resolve mean?
having a resolve means to give an absolute ending to your song, or beat, with a sting, or some grand ending that does not
22) What are beats?
If your track has beats, this is not a good thing. When the bass doesn't quite match tone wise, it creates an anomaly
in the track called beats that makes the bass wobble, so we can not use these tracks.
23) What does clipping mean?
Clipping is what happens
when your music is recorded too loud. It distorts and/or stays in the red, which basically means the recording is too hot,
and needs to be turned down.
See the screen shots below:
The example below is clipping bad, and it's recorded too loud!
The example below is what your recordings should look like.
24) What is the difference between media submission,
and licensing opportunities, or placement submissions?
Media submissions are radio stations, music magazines,
music blogs, and music podcasts which typically don't generate royalties. Music licensing opportunities, and placement submissions
usually generate an upfront royalty, or backend royalty, or all of the above.
How do you shop demos to record companies?
We have established some great relationships in the music
business, and after an artist music has been screened, and approved by our A&R department, we will then forward their
music to the contact we have for the listing they've submitted to. In some cases, the submission goes directly to that contact,
and they screen it themselves, and we will request additional information as needed.
Do you require a press kit (picture and bio)? A. Yes, but only by request.
b. How many
songs do you require when shopping demos? A. 3 song minimum
c. What format do you require
(MP3 or CD)? A. mp3 @ 128 bit rate, which is our standard submission format, (read FAQ #2), other formats
will be requested as needed.
d. What percentage do you make money if an artist is signed and is this
a one time amount? A. Every deal is different, (read FAQ #16)
Typically what has historically been a reasonable turn around time for song placement and record company or artist interest
for songs and/or deals?
It varies from deal to deal, but typically we have a 2 month/60 day grace period,
but we've had clients get back to us the same day, and we've had clients take 3 or more months to get back to us, it really
depends on the client.
27) When do you allow the artist to review the
contracts, and how long do they have to accept, decline, or negotiate any offers?
Contracts are only
presented after a deal has been made, which at that time, the artist has the right to accept, or decline the offer on major
deals, and we negotiate on behalf of the artist.
28) Your site states
that you have placed songs and these songs are in your catalog. Does this mean your company retains the rights to the songs,
and require future royalties on the songs that are placed?
Songs that are a part of our catalog, belong
to the artist we have signed to our publishing company, they retain all of their rights, and we act as the publisher in most
cases, excluding record deals, and some publishing deals. (read FAQ's #14, & #16)
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How can I be sure the paypal payment I send will be synced with the track I would like considered? I
want to be sure that my music is considered for the right opportunity.
are pretty good at figuring out what goes where, and of course, we also have first hand knowledge of what the client wants.
We still advise submitters to include the submission title(s) or item number(s) of the listing(s) in the description
box when submitting! The best way to avoid a mix up, is to send everything at once, from the same email
address the submission fees were paid from.
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