the home of independent music licensing
We’re always on the lookout for independent artists to join our music licensing revolution. If you’ve made it to this page, chances are you’ve applied to countless other sites to try and get your music into the ears of people who want to license it. We’ve been there too, because like you, we’re artists first and foremost. So check out the IMLC’s independent artist registration process and see what the collective can do for you.
A Growing List of Experienced Independent Artists
We may be a young collective, but we’ve already got a huge amount of experience in music creation and licensing on the team. All our artists have impressive catalogues of differing moods, genres and styles, and a solid background in creating music for film, TV, advertising, podcasts, promotional campaigns, and much more. Here at the IMLC, we’re all in it together. If you think you’d be a good fit for the collective, keep reading and get in touch to register with the IMLC as an independent artist.
What Will I Need to Register With the IMLC as an Independent Artist?
Most frequent questions and answers
We’re a collective of independent artists that release royalty-free music and have years of experience getting our tracks licensed for commercial use. Our aim is to connect licensees directly with artists, cutting out the middlemen.
Music registered with the IMLC must be royalty-free and released on a CC license. This is because our clients want a perpetual license for their projects and do not want to incur royalty payments. Therefore we offer perpetual use licenses, and tracks registered with collection agencies can not be accepted.
We would love to have more independent artists join our talented roster! If you make royalty-free music and have a fairly extensive back catalogue then please register with the IMLC as an independent artist and our team will get back to you.
If chosen by our team, you’ll need a functional personal music website that will be linked on our IMLC artist page, opening the possibility of direct connections with commercial licensees. Artists also provide 10 track royalty-free license packs that can only be exclusively licensed as a pack through the IMLC. We also have our own central music Library housed on the IMLC website that licensees can subscribe to. IMLC artists are able to provide as many tracks as they want (non-exclusively) to our central library with payment issued on a pro-rata system.
We’re here for you at every stage of your music licensing journey. We can help you build websites, business models, provide legal information and more to aid your career in music as an independent artist. Check out our Artist Services page to see exactly what we offer.