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WHAT IS PUMP AUDIO?

Pump Audio is among the largest licensing service for independent artists.

With Pump Audio musicians can get their music licensed for both commercial and non-commercial. Licensing music also offers musicians an opportunity to earn some cash and get some exposure.

To get started musicians sign up with Pump Audio and enter into a minimum non-exclusive one-year commitment to offer up their music for licensing. After they sign up, musicians will submit a high-quality CD of all the songs they want Pump Audio to consider.

Pump Audio has licensed music to several large companies including MTV, VH1, Nike, Comedy Central, ABC, and NBC.

There are no fees to submit your music to Pump Audio, however, Pump Audio takes 65% of the licensing fee, giving musicians 35%.

PRICE: Free

PROS:

  • Reach - The service has several large licensing partners
  • Non Exclusive - Pump Audio's licensing contracts are non-exclusive
  • Pump Audio reports placements to BMI and ASCAP

cons:

  • Contract - Minimum one year commitment
  • Revenue Share - Pump Audio takes a 65% cut of all licensing fees, among the highest in the industry
  • Control - Limited control of where your music will be used

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