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Updated by Millennial Mind Sync on Dec 10, 2019
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Top Sync Licensing Music Libraries

Jamendo Music

What I love about Jamendo Music is that its music licensing library is truly geared towards the independent musician. Not only is it unlimited and free, but it is completely non-exclusive. That means the tracks you submit can be submitted elsewhere to other libraries or opportunities. I also love its linkage to YouTube’s Content ID. Get compensated for your music that is already being used!

And if you're stopping by because you're looking to license some music, Jamendo Licensing also does it the best. And readers of Millennial Mind Sync get 5% off their entire sync catalogue when they visit from this link.

Marmoset

Marmoset has curated a truly beautiful music library. Featuring a roster of emerging artists, bands and record labels and a cross-genre library of music, it’s no surprise they’re at the top of our list. Whatever music you’re creating, they’re placing it. From hip-hop to orchestral, traditional folk to hard-hitting EDM, psychedelic cumbia to nostalgic R&B — and everything in-between. Just make sure you follow the submission guidelines listed on their website to see if you qualify for this fantastic sync licensing music library.

Artlist

When it comes the user experience (UX) of their platform, no one does it quite as good as Artlist. Their platform is doing an impeccable job of simplifying the music licensing process for filmmakers. For artists, if your application gets accepted, your music will be used on a non-exclusive basis. That makes this just one more opportunity to expand your reach, and a great one at that!

Nightingale Music

Nightingale Music is a Toronto-based, internationally recognized and independently owned music company. They've serviced the film, television and multi-media industries for over 30 years. Just take one look at their impressive reel of placements recently and you'll be ready to submit some of your music. Their submission email is placed on the footer of their website, but if you read my book, you'll know it's never okay to send your music as a file attachment, so please don't make this mistake.

Jingle Punks

Jingle Punks Jingle Player is a cloud based search & delivery platform that houses an extensive catalog of music from over 4,000 independent artists, bands, and composers. They do only work off an exclusive agreement with a 50/50 share on both sync fees and performance royalties. Just keep that in mind before submitting any music to them.

RX Music

RX Music is a leading music consultancy in North America. They help clients across the globe create distinctive sensory experiences through strategic and creative use of music. They also service a vast collective of mediums aside from television & film and that's one reason why a million+ artists have had music with RX. Their programming team is always looking for new and exciting music, so drop them a line!

Directional Music

Directional Music has curated a music library that truly caters to the independent artist. Offering both non-exclusive and exclusive artist deals, you retain full ownership over all your tracks. Just take a look at their FAQ and read through all the specifics prior to submitting your music to them. This is a library you'll definitely want to be a part of.

Audiosocket

Audiosocket is another one of our favorite music licensing companies. They choose the artists they work with carefully to maintain the consistency and quality of the music they maintain. I recommend you choose wisely when selecting your songs for submission. If you're accepted, they offer a non-exclusive, contractual deal, and the artist retains 100% ownership. Excellent stuff.

Music Vine

Music Vine is based in Leeds, UK and represents some of the most esteemed and exciting independent musicians in the world. They boast clients ranging from marketing agencies and global brands to independent filmmakers and hobbyists. For artists, Music Vine encourages the submission of exclusive music but also accepts non-exclusive music. At least 50% of your Music Vine portfolio must consist of exclusive material. They do have a cool referral program where you can boost your percentage payouts on placements. Just make sure to read through their instructions before submitting an application.

Audio Network

Audio Network is another music library that grabs your attention once you hit their page. They currently are working with around 600 composers and receive around 40 submissions from composers every day! Every month they record with major artists and orchestras all over the world and release around 12,000 new tracks a year. If you've got something you think they're missing out on, send it over. They're looking for inspiring and original music from across all genres.

Scout Music

Scout Music has a vast music licensing catalog. Curated over the past decade and a half, they specialize in pop, urban, indie, classic styles and uniquely scored options. They've licensed music to major ad campaigns, countless web projects and top television programs in the US and abroad. If you feel you fit this mold, drop them a line. When you do, make sure who you are as an artist is definitive based on what you send along.

Audio Micro

Audio Micro has a beautiful user interface that makes it really easy to navigate through. All users are automatically registered as both music sellers and music buyers within the same user account. Well what are you waiting for? Register for this superb music licensing library.

Sentric Music

Sentric Music has a team of forward thinking and pragmatic individuals when it comes to progressive, unprecedented licensing agreements. Boasting an impressive showreel, this London-based company can definitely land some top-notch placements for you. Go ahead and join now.

Musicbed

Musicbed has hand-picked a collection of artists suitable for sync licensing placements and it shows. Having worked with some of the top television networks and brands in the globe, this is one you'll want to have bookmarked. Apply to make their roster of artists today!

Pond5

Pond5 is more than just a music library. They have a collection of stock video, images, 3D objects and more. What I like is the fact that so many eyeballs hit their pages from the audio visual world, its a great way to expand your reach as an artist. You also control your own fees! Start selling your music today!

Storyblocks Audio

Storyblocks Audio has a nice business model that allows its members to access the subscription content provided by them, as well as pay-per-download content. Just sign up to be a member on their contributor portal and you can start earning revenue today!

Soundstripe

Soundstripe is a stock music site made with video producers in mind. They're not currently accepting artist applications. But this should only be for a little while! Check back with them later if if you feel like their library is a good match for your sound.

Epidemic Sound

Whether you're a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist or vocalist, Epidemic Sound wants to collaborate with you. Unaffiliated from traditional collecting societies, they pay up-front for tracks and acquire their exclusive financial rights. Base payments are never based on usage, and they split all of their streaming revenue 50/50. If this sounds like a match for your music career, submit an application to join their team.

Premium Beat

Premium Beat, a division of Shutterstock, offers a nicely curated library of music. All their royalty-free tracks are handpicked by music industry experts. They do not accept any music on a non-exclusive basis. You may submit tracks that have already been placed elsewhere as examples, but they require exclusivity on all tracks added to their library. Submit some of your music if this feels like the right fit for you.

Affix Music

Affix Music is a Los Angeles-based music licensing company specializing in placing independent music. I suggest exploring their music and seeing if you have the type of material that jives with them. If it seems like a good fit for you, reach out to them.