Music Licensing Opportunity Listings

We post any and all Music Licensing Opportunities we find in our Discord channel. Join our Discord here (

Some opportunities are free to the public while others, depending on the source, will have a listing fees.

If you would like ManChuk Media’s Publishing Division to broker or administer your submissions we would be happy to pitch your music on your behalf using our simple Music Licensing Pitch Administration Agreement; just contact us for information.

Another option you may consider is to sign up for our monthly subscription service where we pitch your music on your behalf without the need for a partnership agreement. Contact us for additional details.

The Biggest Music Industry Mistake

When you think of mistakes made in the music industry’s history, what comes to mind? You’re most likely ‘Dead’ wrong.

In a recent article by Tim Ingham for Music Business Worldwide, the story of the biggest music industry mistake began in 1990 with 19 year old London Born Sam Houser.

Learn more about Sam Houser and the evolution of the biggest music industry mistake here.

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NY based music library is seeking instrumental music immediately for placement. The licensing co. provides audio brand strategy, music supervision, music licensing and custom music in songs or score for indie filmmakers, ad agency producers, flash animators, corporate video producers, etc.

Click here for submission details. Consider becoming a ManChuk Media Indie Musician Patron to receive License Opportunity Alerts and options for submitting your music for free.

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When Music and Politics don’t mix

Rihanna music publisher removes her songs from Trump campaign license
BY MORGAN GSTALTER – 11/10/18 08:42 AM EST


Pop star Rihanna won a legal victory over President Trump this week after her performing rights company Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI) informed the Trump campaign that it can no longer use her music at events.

BMI removed Rihanna’s music from the blanket “political entities license” agreement which previously gave Trump’s campaign the right to play Rihanna songs during his campaign events and rallies, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

“As such … this letter serves as notice that Rihanna’s musical works are excluded from the [political entities] Agreement, and any performance of Rihanna’s musical works by the Trump Campaign from this date forward is not authorized by BMI.”

The letter, addressed to senior members of Trump’s campaign, comes days after the singer vowed that her songs would no longer be played at Trump’s “tragic rallies.”

Rihanna first became aware that her hit song “Don’t Stop the Music” was playing before a Trump rally in Tallahassee, Fla., last week.

Washington Post correspondent Philip Rucker tweeted that Rihanna’s song was “blaring” in the stadium and that Trump aides were tossing free T-shirts into the crowd like they were at a baseball game.

“Not for much longer,” Rihanna responded on Twitter. “Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies.”

When the same song was played again during another rally in Chattanooga, Tenn., her legal team sent Trump an official cease-and-desist letter.

“As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper,” the letter obtained by Rolling Stone read.

Rihanna is an outspoken Democratic supporter who endorsed Andrew Gillum ahead of Florida’s contentious gubernatorial race.

She’s not the first musician who has fought back against Trump for using their songs during his political rallies.

Pharrell Williams reportedly sent Trump a cease-and-desist warning after his song “Happy” was played at a rally just hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose called out the president for playing their music even after the band formally requested that he stop.

“Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent,” Rose wrote on Twitter. “Can u say ‘shitbags?!’”

Other musicians include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Twisted Sister, Elton John and members of Prince’s estate.


Canadian Independent Publisher Ole Acquires a 50% Ownership Stake In SB21

Ashley King | November 11, 2018

ole_logoIndependent music publisher ole has reached a deal with SB21 Music Publishing to acquire 50% ownership of its music catalog.

The Canadian publisher will also control all songwriter contracts and administration rights to the full catalog, according to details shared ahead of the weekend. SB21’s music catalog includes hits from Luke Bryan, Danny Gokey, Jason Aldean, and Jordan Davis.

The SB21 catalog in question contains more than 2,500 songs.

Ole’s Vice President of Creative John Ozier and SB21 founder owner and founder Teresa Smith both heralded the deal as a way to spur greater growth in placements and resulting revenue. “The writers and partners of SB21 are very proud and excited to be working with ole in taking the SB21 songs to places where the music will be given the opportunity to speak for itself,” Smith stated.

“We are honored to be joining ole’s distinguished roster, and cannot wait to see the incredible things that the future will bring for this catalog.”

SB21 was founded in 2011 by songwriter and producer Steve Pasch. The company’s catalog of songs includes works from songwriters like Brian White who wrote Rodney Adkins’ “Watching You,” and David Fraiser who wrote Luke Bryan’s recent hit “Most People Are Good.”

Ole is a Canadian independent music rights management firm that was founded in 2004. The company has offices in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and London. Ole’s umbrella of works contains more than 55,000 songs, and it operates a label services arm under the ole label group.

The label group division includes anthem, anthem Legacy, and red dot.

The acquisition not all that surprising, despite the fact that ole was looking for a new equity sponsor in 2017. Ole sought an overall valuation of $800 million during that recapitalization process. During the process, the company confirmed that it would include “seeking acquisitions that make strategic sense.”

Now that the recapitalization process has been completed, SB21 could be the first of many indie publisher acquisitions and deals.


Finding meaning and purpose through music


NAMM Foundation

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation about music education. Recorded live from 2018 Summer NAMM, episode 57 includes an interview with American folklore scholar and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Bill Ivey.

“Music education needs to make its point as loudly as possible, because there are a lot of pressures out there that’s saying technology can substitute for everything,” said Ivey. “If everything of meaning can be found on a screen, I know that’s not true, but there are a lot of forces lined up that want us to believe that.”

During the podcast, Ivey explores ideas for how to achieve meaning and purpose in life through art and music as American society moves away from work and wealth as a means to fulfillment.

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