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MIMO Talks with the Pros: Songwriter/Producer Richard Harris

MIMO was present at this year’s Durango Songwriter’s Expo in Broomfield, CO, a three-day conference established to connect up-and-coming songwriters with industry pros who provide helpful information, offer song critiques, and sometimes sign deals with artists and songwriters. (Meghan Trainor is a recent success story of the Expo.) While there, we had a chance to catch up with songwriter/producer Richard Harris, himself a DSE success story, who makes a significant part […]


Jessica Cole

The MIMO Interview: Jessica Cole, Lyric House Publishing [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

We conclude our annual review of most notable MIMO posts from the past year with the final installment of our series on Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement, first published last fall. In this interview, Jessica Cole of Lyric House Publishing shares valuable insights for indie musicians about the dynamics of song placement, how to craft your material for optimal consideration, working with music publishers, etc.  Definitely worth revisiting. We […]


Steve King

The MIMO Interview: Steve King, Imagem [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

The interview series MIMO conducted with music publishers and supervisors last fall contains crucial information for indie artists who are serious about a career in today’s music market. We are concluding our review of 2013’s most important articles by reviewing this entire interview series. Earlier this week, we shared a two part interview with Heather Gardner, music supervisor for Vapor Music. Today, we revisit an interview with Steve King of […]


Heather Gardner

The MIMO Interview: Heather Gardner, Vapor Music (Part 2) [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

Finishing up our month of reviewing key MIMO articles from 2013…here is Part 2 of Jeff McQ’s interview with Heather Gardner, music supervisor for Vapor Music. First published last fall, this was part of an important series of interviews about song placements and synced music as an outlet for indie musicians.  Check out part 1 here.  Enjoy! –Ed.    *****   MIMO:  What type of sound quality are you looking […]


Heather Gardner

The MIMO Interview: Heather Gardner, Vapor Music (Part 1) [2013 In Review]

Indie Musicians, Publishing and Song Placement series

We  conclude our January review of the best posts on MIMO in 2013 with an important series of interviews that should be especially helpful to indie singer-songwriters and composers.  In recent years, song placements for media have become a major possible outlet for DIY musicians who might not otherwise get their music heard, and some indie musicians have built successful careers around such placements. Last fall, Jeff McQ interviewed several […]


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Music Licensing and Song Placement: The Future for Indie Musicians?

While the shifts in the music market have made it more difficult for musicians to make a living off of record sales, music licensing and song placement comprise an area where opportunities are increasing, especially for indie artists. As one indie musician put it,  “Music licensing is the new radio.” To summarize the trend as simply as possible, there is a constant (and increasing) demand nowadays for music to be […]