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The Price Of Success In Music Licensing

Mike Goudreau, also known as Boppin Bluesman, picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn’t stopped playing since. A full-time and prolific musician, Mike has made music licensing a key source of his income.
Since 2007, Mike’s songs have been heard on hundreds of network TV shows and feature films such as Bloodline (Netflix), NCIS Los Angeles (CBS), Life In Pieces (CBS), Gotham (FOX) , “Passengers” (2016), to name just a few.
On this Music Growth Talks episode, Mike Goudreau shares what he’s learnt during the 10 years of hard music licensing work. We talk about non-exclusive vs. exclusive deals, finding good licensing companies, reaching out to music supervisors directly, creating a catalogue that doesn’t get old, and much more.
Listen to the episode to also learn a few file and meta management tips, and the kind of an “exclusive” licensing deal you don’t want to get into.

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Andrew Apanov is the founder of the Dotted Music digital marketing agency, and host of the Music Growth Talks podcast.
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