And So I sing

This thoughtful piece was written by CMN President Anna Stange. War is not compatible with the survival of the human species and life as we know it on our planet.  All life is connected and interdependent.  The first very basic step to sustainability is peaceful coexistence with other people.  If humans’ very basic need for […]

Interview with Andy Lykens Part Two

In today’s continuation of my chat with music industry veteran Andy Lykens,  we discuss his free, eight part email series on how to get started in licensing in a little more detail. Excerpts from our conversation are below, they have been edited for clarity and readability. So you’re on the business end of the music world, your emails are mostly about […]

Interview with Andy Lykens Part One

Andy Lykens  is a music industry veteran with nearly 10 years of experience pitching music for use in special brand projects, advertising, film, TV, and video games. A prolific writer for websites like American Songwriter,  his book, How-To Music Licensing for Indies, is a useful guide for from the perspective of someone in the business. […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5th, mainly here in the U.S.  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which is celebrated on September 16. In Mexico, May 5th is called  El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of […]