Jesse James Felice - How To Monetize Your Music For Film and Television
How To Monetize Your Music For Film and Television
Monetize your music for film and TV. Join Music Licensing coordinator Jesse James Felice at MEX for a deep dive into the world of music licensing. Topics include pitching music, contacting music supervisors, metadata, song tagging, PROs, contracts, split sheets, and networking.
- Understanding licensing music for film and TV from an objective perspective.
- How and when to make contact with a music supervisor correctly.
- Tips, tricks, and industry standards, including metadata, song tagging, and pitch structure.
About Jesse James Felice
Since 2018, Jesse James Felice has worked with Ford Music Services, a music licensing and sync agency that brings artists and musicians film, television show, and ad-campaign song placement opportunities. They represent thousands of songs by artists including Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra, Wu-Tang Clan, and many other iconic, well-known, and independent artists. Their song placements include Marvel, Oprah, John Wick 2, Mercedes, Coke, and music supervision for the Olympics.
Before music licensing, Jesse worked as music manager and world-tour assistant with Guinness Records' world’s most successful DJ, Paul Oakenfold, at his record label. Jesse coordinated his events for Mt. Everest, Singapore, and Las Vegas, including booking Oakenfold as the headlining performer at Mobile Beat in 2017.
Jesse has also been DJing weddings, clubs, and corporate events for over 14 years, including closing for Grammy winner Dave Aude at The House of Blues, DJing at Heat Ultra Lounge, the historic IVAR Theater, and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. He also created and hosted The Essential Mix radio show on WRIR 97.3 FM, as well as collaborating with Disney Directors and DC/ Batman actors for his TRON Live and Metal Gear Solid concerts/ raves. In 2020, Jesse moved back to Richmond, Virginia, where he continues to license music, and works with Bunn DJ Company, as well as his own.
Jesse is pleased to be working with MEX and excited to present “How to monetize your music for film and TV.”
Topics will include pitching music for active searches, how to contact music supervisors and coordinators correctly, contracts and split sheets, emails, metadata, and song tagging, research techniques and resources, registering songs with a performing rights organization, in-person vs. virtual networking, and understanding the sync industry from an objective perspective. Non-exclusive representation deals will also be offered to select artists.