What is music licensing?

Music licensing is the process of syncing music to visual media such as commercials, movies and TV shows.

Will I lose the rights to my music if I work with Launch Pad?

Launch Pad focuses solely on exclusive music projects for high end music libraries and music licensing agencies. For this reason we are required to secure exclusive licensing rights to the material in our catalogue.

Working exclusively adds value to your music and ensures that it can be pitched to an elite clientele. In short, it enables you to cut through the noise of what is already a very saturated industry.

Although exclusivity prohibits our artists from giving their songs to other licensing outlets, in most cases we are able to let them retain the rights to release their tracks via digital download and streaming platforms.

Where will my music be used?

Working with us gives you the opportunity to have your tunes pitched to a multitude of exciting projects including commercials, movies, TV shows, video games and web promos.

Can I submit cover songs or songs containing un-cleared samples?

We are unable to accept cover songs or material that contains un-cleared samples from another artist's music.

Can I choose who licenses my music?

Unfortunately you don’t get to choose who licenses your songs, however we can assure you that they will never be licensed for use in projects that contain inappropriate themes.

What genres of music are the most popular?

Bass Music and Electronic Dance Music subgenres such as Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Future Bass, House and Trap are always very popular, however we’ve also had allot of success in placing Folk, Indie Electro Pop and Indy Rock as well. Regardless of current trends, great tracks that are well written and produced will always stand a good chance of being placed, regardless of genre or style.

Will I be credited when my music is used?

TV shows don’t generally credit the tunes they use, unlike movies which list all of the material they feature in addition to the musical score.

Do I need to be a member of a PRO in order to license my music?

In order to work with us you will need to be a member of both a mechanical copyright society and a performing rights society. Most film and television licenses will generate broadcast royalties that you won’t receive otherwise.

Should I aim to work with multiple music licensing companies?

Many artists make the mistake of deciding to work non-exclusively and signing up with as many licensing companies as they can find in the hope of increasing their chances of success. In doing so however they reduce the value of their work and ensure that the company offering the license at the lowest price makes the sale.