Sync & Master Licensing: How We're Pitching Your Compositions

June 27, 2013

By Pete Rogers
Creative, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration

As the music industry continues to evolve, sync licensing has become an increasingly vital revenue stream for musicians.  For this reason, we’re now making your administered compositions available to Music Supervisors for worldwide licensing opportunities (if the recording of the composition is also distributed by TuneCore).  The newly created Sync & Master Licensing Database lets Music Supervisors and executives search by artist, genre, keyword and iTunes sales rank on a private, invite-only basis.

In addition to the TuneCore Sync & Master Licensing Database, our in-house Creative Team actively searches for compositions that have potential for all types of sync uses across all multi-media including film, TV shows, commercials, video games and more, and presents them via playlists and specific submissions to Music Supervisors.  Rest assured that these playlists, along with monthly newsletters and personal communication from our Creative Team, will get your music heard by the most influential tastemakers in the business.  Once a composition is chosen for a project, the TuneCore licensing staff negotiates the rights and fees to make sure your copyright is licensed legally and for the best possible terms.

Here’s a look at the exclusive Sync & Master Licensing Database through TuneCore Music Publishing Administration:

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Below is the public landing page where Music Supervisors login or request a membership if they’re new.  Anyone visiting this page can use the embedded Spotify players to stream a sampler of TuneCore best sellers as well as a more general sampler curated monthly by the creative staff.

main public page
After login, supervisors are directed to the main charts page.  Both All Time and Last Week charts are based on iTunes sales data and can be viewed by top 200 songs in all genres at once or by individual genre.  Music Supervisors can listen to songs from this page and submit quote requests for specific projects.


On this page, supervisors are able to search keywords in all fields, or use the dropdown menu to browse by individual artist, genre, song title or composer.  Members are encouraged to use our ‘build it’ player to stream music, ‘favorite’ tracks for future reference, view album artwork and submit quote requests.  Search results also show the percentage of publishing ownership that you, the TuneCore Songwriter, control to help expedite the clearance process.

The Playlists page lets members access the same Spotify playlists seen on the main public page after they’ve logged in.  Members are encouraged to follow TuneCore Publishing on Spotify to be kept current with new playlists.

The technology and staff are now in place to allow the right industry executives access to our catalog, and TuneCore-administered compositions have already been featured in projects like 20th Century Fox Film – EPIC, Microsoft Xbox Game – RIVALS, Ken Burns Film – THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS , JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and many more…will your song be next?!

Sign up for TuneCore Music Publishing Administration today and get your music pitched for Sync and Master Licensing opportunities.