It’s no secret that over the years, music licensing has become a critical source of revenue for many musicians, spanning the globe. And of course, many are aware of bigger names like The Black Keys and Spoon landing big licenses (and big paydays) from big brands. But what exactly is music licensing and how does it work for independent, blue collar artists?
Portland, Oregon-based creative music agency, Marmoset is set to host a community discussion to help answer these questions and lift the fog of industry jargon and insider knowledge surrounding music licensing on Wednesday, July 9 at their Portland, Oregon studios.
Leading the discussion is Marmoset’s fearless leader, Ryan Wines, who’s curated an expert group of hard working creatives to break things down and answer any question imaginable on the topic. Wines brings a wealth of knowledge with his past experience as an artist manager and label owner — not to mention his work overseeing music licensing and original music projects at Marmoset. Joe Simon, an Austin-based filmmaker creative, joins the panel, along with independent musician Johnny Clay and Marmoset Music Supervisor Ron Lewis. Simon has won multiple Telly Awards for his work and was picked as one of the top 25 event filmmakers by DV. Johnny Clay, a northwest-based musician and composer, is a case study of the success of a blue collar musician who turned found success with music licensing, allowing him to quit his day job due to his work writing music for countless ads, films and reality TV shows. Lewis has placed music to many films, TV shows and advertisements since joining Marmoset, and brings additional knowledge from his years touring with The Shins, Fruit Bats and Grand Archives.
The panel discussion begins at 6 pm, taking place at Marmoset Headquarters, 2105 SE 7th St. Portland, OR 97214.
For more information, please contact artist relations manager Brandon Day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demystifying Music Licensing for Blue Collar Musicians
Monday, July 9 // 6:00PM
Marmoset: 2105 SE 7th Street Portland, OR 97214
Sadly, this EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT. But perhaps they'll run another similar event soon, eh?