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Sync Licensing

for TV, Film

Games & Ads

Who we work with

We work with an established sync agent working directly with music supervisors, broadcasters, TV production companies, advertising agents and games publishers worldwide licensing music and earning our rights holders revenue.

How it works

Before we get to all the good stuff a word of advice.

For a creative in this field, choosing music for media is a tough gig. But we can do things that make their lives easier and give us as composers an advantage. Three simple things to ask yourself:

1. Has my piece been recorded to a professional level? A good way to measure this is play your track up against some of the music your hear in TV, film, games and ads. It's tough, but it will give you a reality check before you get disappointed that it was either rejected or passed over time and time again by the creatives looking for music. If you can get your track professionally mixed and/or mastered to give you more of an edge then do that.

2. Is my music suitable? Now this is a hard one because no one really knows right? You might have a song with the perfect lyrics that fit an on screen scenario, or maybe your track sits under an emotional scene beautifully. Who knows! But there is one thing that is a given - PLEASE DON"T SUBMIT SOLO PIANO MUSIC. No matter how good you think your melody is there is virtually no need for more piano music. In our experience solo piano music sits at the bottom of the pile every time. 

3. Am I prepared to wait? When your track does get picked up you may receive an initial payout but the real money won't be seen for up to 1.5 years! Also, make sure your music is registered with your PRO otherwise you will get nothing at all. 

Now, if that hasn't scared you off let's start!  Otherwise, go write some music and get it out to the world, because it may not be suitable for media but there's always room in this world for more music - especially solo piano! (had to say that).

  1. You must be Modern Classical X customer

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Music for pro video & film

Who we work with

Music Vine represents some of the most esteemed and exciting independent musicians in the world. Their clients range from revered marketing agencies and global brands to independent filmmakers and hobbyists. They have built a platform to make the finest, most expressive music accessible to productions of all shapes and sizes.

How it works

Before we get to all the good stuff a word of advice.

For a creative in this field, choosing music for media is a tough job. But we can do things that make their lives easier and give us as composers an advantage. Three simple things to ask yourself:

1. Has my piece been recorded to a professional level? A good way to measure this is play your track up against some of the music your hear in TV, film, games and ads. It's tough, but it will give you a reality check before you get disappointed that it was either rejected or passed over time and time again by the creatives looking for music. If you can get your track professionally mixed and/or mastered to give you more of an edge then do that.

2. Is my music suitable? Now this is a hard one because no one really knows right? You might have a song with the perfect lyrics that fit an on screen scenario, or maybe your track sits under an emotional scene beautifully. Who knows! But in any case it shouldn't be overly busy or hard to listen too. Also ask yourself what emotions does it convey? Does it sit well under dialog? Media music is also about heightening a visual experience, so could your music do that? If so, what does it do? Please DO NOT SEND US SOLO PIANO MUSIC. It doesn't sell and there is too much of it anyway. Also, any tracks that have badly played sampled strings or any VST instruments that have not been played to sound like the real thing.

3. Am I prepared to wait? When your track does get picked up you will receive an initial payout but you also may receive publishing royalties! So, make sure your music is registered with your PRO (Performing Rights Organisation) otherwise you will get not get your backend royalties. There also may be small payments coming in every now and then from sales as part of a subscription or YouTube monetization.

Now, if that hasn't scared you off let's start!  Otherwise, go write some music and get it out to the world, because it may not be suitable for media but there's always room in this world for more music.

Rights & Fees

Keep 100% of your master and publishing rights. You only authorise us to represent you for synchronisation licenses, nothing else.

We are exclusive, which means you cannot release this to anyone else for sync licensing. Modern Classical X only take a fee of 10% of the upfront sync fee we receive. You retain all performance and backend royalties. The company we work with is called Music Vine.

Submit your music

  1. You must be a Modern Classical X distribution customer and have released the piece you want to submit through us.

  2. Pay the $10 USD service fee and consider it done.

  3. We will then get in touch with you regarding any placements and or payments from sales.

Sync & Licensing

Place your order now for only $10 USD!

You must have a PayPal account to receive your earnings

Contact Us
Business enquiries only. Any MCX Distribution issues please use our Helpdesk in your account.
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