SoundCloud Teams Up With Getty For Licensing – When It Can Work For You

SoundCloud and Getty Images have teamed up to help license your music. With a simple opt-in (and filling out a W-9 for tax purposes) you can have your music get licensed on the popular platform used by countless companies when searching for music. Many musicians are unhappy since the rate you will receive is 35% of the upfront licensee fee plus 50% of Getty Images’ share, as publisher, of any backend performance royalties. While substantially lower than many other outlets, Getty is a huge platform that has many opportunities for musicians. While the deal is non-exclusive, if you have someone working hard on your licenses, this is not an opportunity you need to be pursuing, especially since it can under-value the licensing opportunities you have on other services. However, if you are just looking to make cash any way you can on some inactive tracks, this may be an option. Get more info on the who deal here.

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