What is A Music Placement?
The way or a lucrative publishing deal contract is to a few music placements under your belt first. When publishing houses see that you have several commercial releases, they get comfortable that you are a money making commodity. If they feel they have a producer that will generate royalties for them this when they pay the big bucks for a publishing deal. This is where GSG comes in…we help you get those placements. Most people don’t have access to easily obtain a music placement on a commercial album. GSG does.
If your tracks are hot and marketable to the major labels, we can put your music in front of the decision makers at these labels. The more track you have, the higher your odds that you can land a music placements. We walk your beats directly in doors of some of the hottest major labels out there. We actually sit with many of the A&R’s as they review your beat/work. If you have some heat, they will want to use it on one of the many projects they are working on at the time. You have the option of negotiating directly with the labels or you may opt to have one of our representatives assist you in doing so. We require a $50 per track; a track listing fee and 25% of publishing royalties.
They are you masters, it’s your name on the credits, and it’s you and/ or your business coach who decides your relationship with the labels and publishing companies. We simply advise you on the process and make the introductions and make sure you get paid. We’ve had producers who have submitted tracks and weeks later recorded with artists of Jive, Warner Bro, Sony, MCA…just to name a few.
If you confident and you know you have what it takes…contact me now!
Melvin T. Clark
Why should you utilize this company to shop my tracks?
The only reason GSG is even able to approach such a wide network of music industry contacts is because of the quality of product we introduce. Our reputation must always be a provider of most current sound and musical talent. A lot of artists think they have the very selective in the artists and producers we choose to represent in order to protect our reputation and our relationships with our collogues.
Is there a guarantee I’ll be granted a placement?
GSG can never guarantee a music placement. A placement is often dictated by the specific projects that the labels are working on at that time and of course the quality of your product. We present your tracks personally and directly to project coordinators and A&R reps to give the best possible opportunity at a placement. However, nothing is guaranteed. You will work directly with a Mr. Clark, heading our A&R research for GSG, to identify which contacts in our vast network would have the most interest in your music. The only guarantee is that GSG , makes is that your tracks will be heard by a minimum of five of the contacts in our A&R network; Atlantic Records, Disturbing the Peace, EMI Music Publishing, Asylum, Bad Boy Records, Def Jam…etc.
How long does this process take?
This can be a three to twelve months process to receive a final pay out. We present your work to the project coordinator. If there is an interest in the work, they will then send your track to the artist to see if they are interested in using that track for any projects they are currently working. They would then request a meeting with you and then negotiate an agreement for either that particular track or a broader relationship (such as publishing deal. Eventually you may be temporarily relocated to lay down the track(s) with the artist. After the track has been cut and its use is determined, the agreed upon payment for the track is released.
What does GSG gain?
We realize that the content you are providing is your body of work as an artist and as such you should retain ownership of that content. You retain the rights to your master recordings. GSG only gets a per track fee for presenting your tracks to the industry contacts and 25% of your publishing rights.
We offer services to independent artists and producers to try to obtain commercial music placements. It’s simple, we will get your tracks heard by major record labels, publishing companies, and ring tone distributors within 7 business days. While we cannot guarantee that there will be interest in your music, we can guarantee that you will get heard by a minimum of 5 contacts in our network.
Including additional services such as:
Negotiate an advance
We help and aid you in negotiating of payment for your masters. This is usually between $2,500-$5,000
Access to our “Who is Looking List”
All clients have access to the who’s looking list published monthly. It details which labels and artists have open budgets and are looking for music.
Help register you and your music with ASCAP
Submit your track(s) for Ring tone and Streaming Music distribution
Present your track(s) to publishing companies
We present your placements to major publishing companies for a publishing deal
Make sure you are properly credited on the album
Submit your invoice for payment