For Musicians

Your music can help pay the bills.

Making a living through music isn’t easy. But it’s possible. It’s a labor of love, and we can all agree that it would be nice if that labor could help pay the bills or buy that piece of gear you’ve been dreaming of. While most musicians sell albums and tickets to shows, it’s not the only way to earn money from your music. Consider soundtracks. They are everywhere around us. Turn on the TV, close your eyes and just listen. Almost everything you hear will have music as part of it. And all of that music has to come from somewhere.

Licensing and composing for film is not something I expected to be doing in all honesty. The opportunity arose and I thought, well this could fit in really well with what I already do. Now I’ve wrote for films and commercials and it’s such an honour to have been asked to do this. I owe a lot to Music Box Licensing for all of this. 

Mark Wardale – Row Boat

Our artists record modern classical, hip hop and everything in between.

You don’t have to be like John Williams or Hans Zimmer to compose music for films. All different styles of music are being used as soundtracks. Though the music we offer spans many genres, our aesthetic and approach is similar – real artists making real music. Our artists play in bands known around the world, and bands known around their block.

We are a community of artists.

If you’re like many of the musicians here at Music Box Licensing, writing and recording music can be a lonely process since many of us are solo artists. We value community and collaboration. We have regular virtual meetings to support each other’s crafts and collaborate on projects.

Mark is a real peach. I was stoked to collaborate with him on Jake Lerchen’s film “Leaving Amy”. I had never done a collaboration with anyone before so I didn’t know what to expect but Mark was super easy to work with. We listened to each other’s ideas and wrote accordingly so that our cues would fit well together.

John Lindsey – Composer

We have the know-how. You have the music. Let’s talk. Email Will at info (at) musicboxlicensing (dot) com.