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SSP 025: Are You Licensing Your Film's Music Properly? w/ Jeremiah Benzion of Artlist.io

By Ryan Koral: Video Business Coach & Sherpa

A few years into my video career I got a big time scare. Not one, but two filmmaker friends of mine were sued by big record labels for using unlicensed music on a couple of videos that happened to go viral. I’m ashamed to admit it now, but during my first few years making videos, I didn’t even know what music licensing was, let alone pay for it. I wanted to support artists, but I couldn’t afford to license mainstream bands like Coldplay or the Black Eyed Peas and the royalty free music that was available… Well, let’s just say it was less than inspiring. Artlist is one of the most exciting of a number of music licensing companies that have sprung up in the wake of a spate of lawsuits against filmmakers in recent years. They feature incredibly high-quality music at a seriously insane price, and their interface is designed entirely with creatives in mind. My companies and I use them constantly and they’ve been a godsend for our business. Artist Manager for Artlist Jeremiah Benzion is on the podcast today to talk about how Artlist is able to benefit both filmmakers and musicians and offer such value to everyone. We talk about how to best go about selecting music for your projects, the film and music pedigree of the company, and how they’re hoping to make life even easier for us as video producers in the future. Find the original post at: https://studiosherpas.com/category/podcasts

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