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New Years Music Licensing Goals for 2023

As I did last year, I am going to set some music licensing goals for the new year. In 2022 I completed at least 3 out of 5 goals. Let's see how I do this year!


Goal 1: Write and record at least 150 tracks


This is my standard amount of tracks per year, and it has been doing well for me. The past 2 years I have successfully completed this goal, but now with the busier life of being a father I'm hoping I can still do it!


Goal 2: Land 1 Commercial


This was an unsuccessful goal last year (to my knowledge). However, I currently have several nearly finished albums specifically written for commercials/promos. Most placements are random (unless the music was written for briefs). A lot is left to chance, but I'll try my best to curb the usage of these tracks towards commercials.


Goal 3: Get at least 350 TV Placements


I know this sounds like a lot, and it would have to be almost 1 placement per day! But my trajectory is going upwards and I had over 250 placements in 2022. Luckily I have multiple new albums out and many tracks that should be released in 2023.


Goal 4: Get at least 1 Vocal Placement


This may have happened last year, but I'm not sure. I only really write vocal tracks for sync when there is a brief for it. Perhaps I'll change that this year to include some vocal tracks on my full albums. To my knowledge my placements to date have all been instrumental (even one that originally had vocals).


Goal 5: Join 3 more libraries that have major sub-publishers


Last year my goal was to join 4 new libraries and I succeeded. This year I'm making it a point to join 3 that have major sub-publishers (Warner, BMG, etc.). Major labels tend to be very selective so we will see how this goes.

 

Good luck to everyone else this year as well! Do you have any goals for the new year? Let me know in the comments.


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