I was doing some research (well, really just web surfing) on music licensing and I came across Audiosparx.com. It basically allows people to buy licenses to use sound effects or music tracks in their projects, such as commercials, films, training videos, whatever. And, if you’re a composer, they also allow you to upload your music to make it available. Then, if someone wants to buy a license to use your music, you get about half the profits.
I googled around and found some people who hadn’t sold any tracks there, or some that had sold only a few, so I don’t expect to make much money with it, if any. Especially since my music is very melodic and thematic, I think that makes it a bit harder to use as background music; it might be considered a distraction.
However, there’s still always a chance that someone out there will want to use my music for something . . . and it’s completely free, so I don’t really have anything to lose. They do have some notable license sales to big film studios, which is encouraging.
Also, when I registered, I didn’t write a bio for myself, thinking I would write one later . . . but after they approved me, they wrote one for me, which was pretty nice! Less work for me, and it was very gracious. That said, I’m not sure how selective they are or if there are really any artists who are disapproved.
My page is at http://www.audiosparx.com/Hannifin
Again, I kinda doubt I’ll make any money, but I’ll keep you updated if I do.