So you are an artist. Writing brilliant songs. Yet, nobody buys physical media anymore. Actually, there's so much brilliant music out there for free - which means, no money from listeners the easy way around.
That's why you are told to go DIY. To get your revenues from other sources. Meaning to license with commercial partners. In commercials, games, TV and movies. Sounds good.
But how to identify whom to contact? How do I present my music? Where? What's the best way - writing commissioned works or licensing original songs?
What exactly is the newcomers starter package in commercial licensing? Any guidelines to follow? Apart from that, is it better license my songs with a collecting society first or does Creative Commons maybe work better? Is there any consistent workflow?
Finally, what differences are there for artists vs. composers approaching licensed music?