EP16 - Metadata When Licensing Your Music

Submitting music to music supervisors, agents, or libraries?

Getting your metadata right is critical for sync placements!

Just thought I’d send you my simple guide showing you step by step how to get it perfect. Hope it helps!

P.S. My 9 year old daughter wanted to film this one. ;)

FREE METADATA DOWNLOAD GUIDE:  https://syncsongwriter.com/metadata


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Metadata. Metadata. Metadata. Everybody talks about metadata for sync. What's the deal?

A lot of you know what it is, but here's the problem with metadata is that if you don't get it right, it can really hurt your chances of getting sync placements you already have enough to think about and deal with.

Metadata is a simple, easy, straightforward thing to do. You just have to do it the right way.

Now, instead of you taking notes, what I've done is I've included my own custom download guide that you can download for free right now, right in the description, and just put it on your desktop. You'll never have a problem with metadata again. It tells you what you need to put in there, how you need to do it, and all of that good stuff.

All right, now we're celebrating an amazing milestone here at Sync Songwriter. One of our members got four sync placements in one film, which is a record for us. So we're super happy about that.

Do you think that they had metadata in their tracks? They certainly did.

So if you, for example, forget to even put in your contact information, what can happen is, you're going to send MP3s, and I'll get to that in a minute to supervisors, libraries and agents. They get that, they like it, they put it into their little file system because they can't use it right away.

They come back in a month, right? Three weeks later, a month, whatever, six weeks later. They type in some descriptor and say like, you know, I'm looking for this. And there's your song pops up and they're like, oh yeah, I remember that song. I'd love to use that in my show, movie, or ad.

They go to the metadata to find out who you are and how to get ahold of you, and there's nothing, right? What are they gonna do? They simply have to move on to the next track.

That has happened more times than you'd believe just talking to my music supervisor friends. And the thing is, you would never know. It would just happen. They're not going to contact you because they can't to let you know to put your metadata in.

That's what I'm here for. Okay? You've got to do your metadata, right? So click that link, download the guide right now.

Now the other thing to remember is that you're going to put your metadata into MP3s because wave files don’t take metadata, and the currency in the sync world are MP3s. They're the things that get shuffled around for different things because they're small file sizes and easy to use.

Now, you're still not going to send your MP3 attached to your email when you're sending it out. That's a huge No-no. You definitely don't want to do that because it'll end up in their inbox and they've got things set up where it'll go straight to the trash. Because could you imagine if everybody sent, who sent a song in, send it attached, right? They'd have a massive inbox, so you gotta put it on a platform where they can stream it and download it, load it straight to their filing system. So that's the beauty of it, but it's got to have the metadata in there.

So, Download the guide and I'll catch you on the next one.



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