I thought I’d give “You License” and “Pump Audio” a go. They are two NON-EXCLUSIVE music licensing sites that I have found where some musicians and artists have had success with getting their songs placed in short or featured film, commercials, or other.
also at PUMPAUDIO:
License this music for commercial use through Pump Audio
Give it a go. You’ve got nothing to lose right?
October 11, 2010 Update: Pump audio is a no-go. They rejected me. It is just as well because their cut is too high. They get 70% and I would get 30. That’s lousy. There is another one that has approved me called MUSIC SUPERVISOR. I’m giving them a shot.
AMERICAN alternative musician to guest Tangra Studios!minstrel to guest at the Tangra Mega Rock studio today!!!
Jim Guittard made it big a couple of years ago, after annihilating all competition on his magic carpet ride to the position of English teacher at a Pernik grammar school. He even wrote and sang a song in support of the teachers’ strike.
He then made a live appearance in the Tangra Mega Rock studio and as he was leaving an entire onion fell out of his trousers, which we found rather amusing.
This, in turn, inspired him to write the song ‘Onion Peel’, which has been in rotation at TMR since then. That was back in the Autumn of 2008…
Today Jim Guittard is back and will be guesting in the TMR studio at noon!
Recorded Beck’s song off his 1998 Mutations album back in 1999. I played the 12-string acoustic guitar, sitar, and did the lead and background vocals. This was one of the songs I sent as demo when I applied to go to the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. I attended there for about nine months or so.
The song is lo-fi and made from a Tascam 4-track recorder. Pic was taken in around October 1999 when I first arrived to Hollywood.
Back in 1997, at the Battle of the Bands event at Highland Park High School in Dallas I performed in my brother Bob Guittard’s band as a sitar player. I betcha no one has ever played a sitar there before or after me there at HPHS!!
At the gig, I came out dressed in Indian gear with sandals and sat on a cushion.
Kids in the audience screamed, “What is that!?!”
My brother sang lead vocal and played acoustic guitar. I sang back up and the played the sitar. Another guy named Graham Cathey played the percussion. It was a trip.
The “Rise” album is a set of songs, that I hope, capture the times in which we live.
At the heart of it all is the message to stay true and be happy amongst the chaos in the world that is often pushed at us through the propaganda lense of the media.
The songs were done in a rough do-it-yourself lo-fi Psychedelic folk-freak way because this is what I do. Some of the songs were rather improvised especially with the lyric.
“Rise Up America” was written just about the time of the G20 summit in Pittsburg in September 2009. It is meant to be a sort of wake up call for Americans and also people around the world. It has already been recorded by an artist in Italy.
Do-it-yourself album with various artists who are mainly lo-fi. I’m the 9th track.
1. Waterplea – That One December’s Eve 04:14
2. Left Limb Stef – About You (with The Left Limbs) 02:59
3. Solarein – Cube (Reprise) 02:30
4. Project Bluebird – Firewatchers (with BlackHeart) 05:53
5. Bill Strange – Dance On Fire 02:59
6. brokenkites – wood between the worlds 05:13
7. Fili O (so cool) – shakespeare’s sonnets 04:10
8. Karl Mundt Project – frivolous and spurious 03:26
9. Jim Guittard – You Can Not Knock Me Down 02:37
10. Hippocrypt & The Metro Gnomes – I Fell Off Bonnie When I Was Young
11. half past sun – What I usually hide 03:36
12. Le Cirque Hanté – Surya 04:54
13. Artwood – While I was waiting for you
14. Quint Baker – Hand 02:20
15. The Peach Tree – For Marie 03:13
16. aiRless pRoject – baby you can drone my car (lowly trip) 07:54
1 Introduction – 02:16
2 Commentary On Beach – 01:30
3 Beach – 03:55
4 Commentary on BJM-Like Song – 01:45
5 BJM-Like Song – 03:04
6 Commentary On Confusion Lies Guns and Drugs – 02:08
7 Confusion, Lies, Guns, And Drugs – 02:34
8 Commentary on Can’t Be Down That Very Long – 00:58
9 Can’t Be Down That Very Long – 02:29
10 Commentary on 3 of Clubs – 00:53
11 3 of Clubs – 03:46
12 Commentary On Swing Tune – 00:50
13 Swing Tune – 01:28
14 Commentary on Jazz Tune – 00:43
15 Jazz Tune – 02:23
16 Commentary On Beach Acoustic – 01:24
17 Beach (Acoustic) – 05:24
18 Outro Influence of West Coast Scene – 02:27
JIM GUITTARD creates music in a documentary music style from psychedelic folk to lo-fi indie-rock. He's been putting out his brand of do it yourself little demo tapes since his college days that serve as a personal diary. Guittard has spent some time in Hollywood pounding the musical pavement. His album "Busted In Bulgaria" was recorded while he lived overseas in Bulgaria as a teacher. In 2014, Guittard has eight albums to boot that can be purchased at ITUNES.