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The soaring costs of music licensing

From yesterday’s Hollywood Reporter.

“Fees for song usage range from $1,500-$15,000, with superstar tracks reaching up to $20,000-$25,000. That amount usually includes master rights for broadcast and most other media rights, with a time frame ranging from three years to perpetuity.”


“Tracks by the Who and the O’Jays, used in the opening credits of CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and NBC’s “The Apprentice,” respectively, generate six-figure deals annually.”

Andrew Ingkavet is a composer with over 2 decades experience creating music for film, theater, advertising and new media.

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Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Andrew helps music teachers with the Musicolor Method, an online curriculum/training as well as a 5 star-rated book,The Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun. He is also founder of 300 Monks, a music licensing company.

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