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CD Baby has most successful month ever for sync placements

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Published by Supreme{PR} on August 5, 2020

CD Baby is no stranger to getting songs placed in TV, movies, and commercials. Last fall we celebrated a number of our artists having their songs featured in major cable and on-demand streaming shows, and our synchronization successes have only grown since then. This April has proven to be the most successful for our sync department and the artists whose music got licensed.

It’s not just feature films and Soundcloud reposts television shows either. We’re finding lucrative opportunities for artists’ music in trailers, ads, and even social content such as this SoundCloud Instagram post:

 

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A First Look at iPhone SE Portrait mode images, using Portrait Lighting effects. An effect for every mood. #ShotoniPhone by Jason N. @jason_nocito_studio with #iPhoneSE Music: “Closer To You” by @amoamomusic

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We’d like to congratulate the following artists on these placements:

  • Missy Alcazar – “Salamat Sa Iyo” – 90 Day Fiance: Self Quarantined — TLC

  • Paddy the Wanderer – “Tied Up” — I Am Not Okay with This – Netflix
  • Venti Petrov – “Assemblé No.1” — On the Rocks – Film
  • AShamaluevMusic – “Uplifting Cinematic Piano” — University of Hawaii Ad – University of Hawaii
  • Amo Amo – “Closer to You” — SoundCloud Instagram — Media Arts Lab
  • Ayres De Los Andes – “P’al Carnaval” and “Flamenco Andino” — Street Food Asia – Netflix
  • Webstars Allstars – “Respect” — The Challenge 34: War of the Worlds II – MTV

  • Jukebox Zeroes – “Barracuda” — The Challenge 34: War of the Worlds II – MTV

And that’s just the past four weeks! February and March were also successful months for our sync department placing artists in a wide array of media.

How did they get these songs placed?

These artists opted in for CD Baby’s sync licensing program when they were submitting their music! Sync licensing is the placement of music in other media like TV shows, movies, video games, or advertisements. CD Baby offers this Soundcloud promotion service at no additional cost to artists. All you have to do is select the option for sync licensing when you are submitting your music.

If you are already distributing music through us and would like to opt in for this Soundcloud promotion service, follow these steps:

  1. Click the View/Edit button for your submission
  2. Scroll down and click Sync, SoundCloud and Facebook
  3. Click Edit Sync Licensing Options
  4. Click Collect Sync Money

Opting in to sync licensing will add your song(s) to our music library

Music supervisors for TV Soundcloud reposts, film studios and advertising real Soundcloud promotion firms use music libraries to search for music to place in their media. They search terms relating to genre, instrumentation and feel to find a song for a specific scene or type of project they’re SoundCloud repostsing on.

That’s why it’s crucial during the submission process to complete all the information about your release, including:

  • Genres
  • Sub-genres
  • Sounds-like artists
  • Mood
  • Language
  • and more

All this information helps us locate the right music for the right project.

Music supervisors love CD Baby

More and more music supervisors are seeking music from CD Baby because we boast a large catalog of music that can be licensed without the red tape of major label interference. Since opting in to sync licensing with CD Baby means the artist owns their copyright, music supervisors have learned that licensing through us is quick and easy because they can clear all the rights in one place.

Also, CD Baby’s catalog is especially attractive due to the breadth of genres our artists play. Or, as VP of Creator Soundcloud promotion campaign Jon Bahr says in the Broadway World post, “Our catalog is so broad and massive that we can get very specific. We have a version of most things people are looking for.”

We do the SoundCloud reposts for you

When CD Baby secures a sync placement, we negotiate the placement fee. The fee amount is dependent on a few factors, including the budget of the project, the nature of the usage, and the duration of the song being synched. The company then pays us that placement fee. We take a 40% cut from this revenue, which is considerably less than what traditional placement companies take, since many also require a claim to your publishing. You then keep the remaining 60% of the placement fee.

How to be successful licensing your songs.

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  • How do Reposts Work?
    1. Your song is distributed to our network of SoundCloud Influencers.
    2. Our Influencers have between 10k – 500k followers each.
    3. Influencers repost your song to their followers.
    4. Followers may (or may not) choose to play, like, comment, or repost your track.
    5. The better the track, the better it will perform.
    6. You can monitor your engagements in SoundCloud Pulse or Notifications.
    7. Reposts stay active for 48 hours.
    8. To see an example of a repost schedule click here.
  • What are you going to do for me?
    We give your release a boost by getting it in front of a real audience. We provide you with a “first wave” of engagement that you may not be able to get otherwise. What happens next is up to you and your music.
  • How long do reposts last?
    Reposts stay active for 48 hours. After the first 48 hours, your reposts are too far down the stream to be noticed. Removing them keeps an influencer’s channel from being over-used and outdated.
  • Will I go VIRAL from one organic soundcloud promotion?
    The truth is, probably not. Unless you have the next “The Box” in your pocket, you are probably not going to blow up from one promotion. We are not going to bullshit our clients and make false promises. Think “Brand Building” not “Overnight Sensation.”
  • Will I get noticed by labels?
    The best way to get noticed is to keep your brand in front of an audience while producing top quality material. Labels want real artists who already have a brand together, who self-promote and have a good presence on Soundcloud and Spotify. Please, don’t expect to send out some reposts and get signed. This is the most competitive business in the world.
  • Can I have the links to your influencer channels? 
    No. It took us many years to build our network.
  • How many is a million?
    The number represents the total amount of followers your song is shared with. It doesn’t mean that your track will be reposted by a million influencers.
  • Can I split an order between multiple songs?
    We require a minimum of 1 million reposts per song when splitting an order. The minimum order you can split between two songs is 2 million reposts.
  • Can I change the link to my song?
    Unfortunately, no. The organic Soundcloud promotion can’t be forwarded. It is okay to change the title or other meta-data, just not anything that affects the link.
  • What if no one likes my music? 
    If we can’t get anyone to repost your track, we will refund all of your money.
  • Are the organic SoundCloud followers real people who will become fans?
    They are fully organic, real, living people who have downloaded other music from our fangates and given the option to follow you. Once they are following you they will receive your music in their streams and it’s up to you if you connect with them and build your community. This is how to turn them into “Superfans.”
  • Will they immediately like my music?
    New followers are not automatic “fans” and will probably not engage your tracks right away. You have to engage them by streaming good music, following them back, comment on their stuff, and chatting with them.  Build your community.
  • How Long does it take to gain 1000?
    Once the campaign has started, you can expect 1 week per-1000.
  • How can I track the progress of a campaign?
    Watch your organic Soundcloud followers grow on the Pulse app or in Notifications on the website.
  • Can I change the link to my profile after I order?
    No. Unfortunately, the promotions can’t be forwarded. It is okay to change the title or other meta-data, just not anything that affects the link.
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