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Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.
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Micro Sync Licensing with Musicbed CEO | The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

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Daniel McCarthy is the CEO of FM, which includes the music platform Musicbed. It’s one of the more popular sync hybrid platforms. It includes the typical sync agency but also acts as a music library. Musicbed works with indie filmmakers, wedding video filmmakers, and photographers. Their clients go all the way up to brands that place commercials in the Super Bowl and everyone in between.

We talk about how all of the smaller placements work and how artists get paid. We discuss how big sync licensing placements work and how artists are making hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of their artists have made millions of dollars.

5:54 – How Musicbed got started and Daniel’s story
13:12 – Musicbed’s business model and definition of one stop
23:25 – What is micro licensing and content ID?
31:23 – How Musicbed subscriptions and the various levels of clearance work
35:45 – Getting screwed on a licensing deal and how to prevent it
43:21 – Fees for TV, film, and ad campaigns
49:09 – What Musicbed’s artists are making annually
53:17 – Musicbed user interface
59:21 – How does an artist work with Musicbed?
1:01:36 – What it means to Daniel McCarthy to make it in the new music business

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Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.

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Jason Grishkoff started a music blog called Indie Shuffle back in 2007, when music blogs were still cool. After a 3-year stint at Google, he was lucky to take the blog full-time in 2013. From 2014 to 2015 digital advertising in the music industry changed rapidly, and a number of bloggers found themselves looking for alternative sources of income. Many gave up to focus on their day jobs, but Jason decided to double-down on his coding abilities and created a website called SubmitHub, where musicians, labels and publicists could submit their songs to blogs like Indie Shuffle. Flash forward to 2022 and nearly 30 million submissions have been submitted through the platform. Jason still runs the operation as the only developer, and the product is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern music promotion industry.
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