Make more money from your music with CD Baby Sync Licensing
Selling downloads and CDs is not the only way to make money with your music. Licensing your music for TV shows, movies, YouTube and more, has the potential to generate new revenue streams for all the music you create. CD Baby has partnered with Rumblefish, a pioneer in the world of music licensing, to make your songs available for sync licensing. You'll get paid every time a consumer or creative professional uses YOUR MUSIC as part of the soundtrack to their next project.
Earn money for your music on YouTube:
48 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's nearly 8 years of video uploaded every day. What's missing from the millions of hours of video on YouTube? Your music! When you select either the MicroSync or All Media sync options in your CD Baby account, we'll make your music available in YouTube's growing catalog of licensable music. Give video creators the option of using your music to bring their next project to life. The more your music is used, the more you get paid. It's that easy.
Get music placed in TV, Film, Video Games, and More:
When you opt in for All Media sync licensing through CD Baby, we'll make your music available not just on YouTube, but through diverse licensing channels such as TV, film, video games, and more. Your song could be featured in an indie film or mainstream TV show. CD Baby All Media sync licensing ensures you'll never miss a lucrative opportunity to license your music.
License my music ►
With CD Baby Sync Licensing, you get:
- Your songs made available for placement in major Hollywood film, TV, and video game productions. If they use your song, you'll get paid!
- Ad revenue when your songs are used in videos on YouTube. No matter who uploads your music, we'll ID the song and you'll make money!
- The opportunity to license your tracks to content creators for usage as background music in online videos, presentation, and photo slide shows.
- You keep 100% ownership of your compositions and recordings.
- Cancel/opt out at any time
What is sync licensing?
In order for someone to legally use your song in their TV show, commercial, film, video game, or YouTube video (a process called 'synchronization'), they need to acquire a license from you first. As the rights holder, you get to charge money for that license. With sync licensing through CD Baby, all the licensing work is handled for you. All you have to do is collect the checks.
How does sync licensing work?
When you opt-in for sync licensing, CD Baby will deliver your music to our sync licensing partner Rumblefish to make your music available to film makers, music supervisors, content creators, and more.
Why should I license my music?
The demand for independent music in film, TV, YouTube, and video games has exploded and there's no sign of it slowing. When you opt in for CD Baby Sync licensing you open the door to new revenue streams and opportunities.
How much does it cost to license my music?
Nothing. There are no additional charges beyond the album or single song submission fee you pay when you sign up for CD Baby worldwide distribution. CD Baby will pay 50% of all royalties made through our Sync License service.
Ready to start making money by licensing your music for film, TV, YouTube, and more?
Existing CD Baby artists:
Login to your account to opt-in your music for sync licensing
Sign up for CD Baby Sync Licensing ►
New to CD Baby?
Sign up to license your music plus sell it on iTunes, CD Baby, Facebook and more!
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Still have questions?
Check out or Sync Licensing FAQ.