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It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business by Dan Kimpel, Don Grierson

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Chapter 7. Film/TV

For artists and songwriters, especially for those who are emerging and independent, having a song in a film or on a television show offers crucial exposure to a key market. The sync fees of varying amounts, and back-end payments from a performing rights organization—ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC—can represent a considerable income for songwriters and music publishers.

The good news is that network TV, as well as cable television and independent films, now affords an unprecedented bounty of music placement opportunities. In this chapter, you will see a wide cast of expertise offered by those who place music in film and TV, as well as those who create it and oversee it.

Can You Picture This? The Film and Television Music Overview

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