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VIDEO BLOG

Ep 18 – Spike the puppy

And now for something completely different. In between finding songs and clearing copyrights we managed to find time to take on a puppy. Not sure yet if that was a good idea. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music and advertising. We would love to

Ep 17 – Gloria Jeans Part 2 – UGC Issues

Gloria Jeans – do you need a music licence to post User Generated Content (UGC) as part of a competition? Bruce and Clare discuss the ins and outs of a question that seems simple but can be fraught with difficulty. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat

Ep 16 – Gloria Jeans Campaign Part 1 – Lyric Issues

A mini case study on how tiny differences in the lyrics in cover versions of songs can change the copyright. If you are doing a sync licence for advertising and overlook the detail it can cost you a lot of money. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to

Ep 15 – Why Do Artists Say No?

We offer them bags of money and sometimes they say No. It can be bewildering and really frustrating when the client has fallen in love with that song. So why do they refuse to do business with you? Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music

Ep 14 – Salt n Pepa singing “Push It” in a Kia Sportage

Today we discuss Bruce's favourite TVC - Salt n Pepa belting out "Push It" with a suburban mum in the SUV. Wonderful imagery and great messaging. From a few years back, but a timeless bit of advertising. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music and

Ep 13 – Snapshot of the advertising Industry during lockdown

Bruce has been talking to a lot of people in the advertising industry across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. In this episode he summarises how it's all going - activity levels, shooting, working from home, etc. And he reports on everybody's crystal ball gazing into the future. If you would like to check out or subscribe to the whole Vlog series

Ep 12 – Really missing concerts like this? Queen Concert Review

A nostalgic reminder of the good old days. Pre the dreaded COVID lockdown, where we were free as birds. Well, free enough to all squeeze up together at a Queen concert. When will concerts come back? Today we chat about the concert, check out some footage, and touch on Queen sync licences. If you would like to check out or subscribe

Ep 11 – Hidden risks in sync licensing contracts

There are always risks associated with licensing a song for an advertising campaign. This video blog episode provides advice from the experts at Music Mill, by looking at a particular example of the issues involved in reviewing contractual agreements from music publishers and record labels. We hope it will be helpful if you are an agency person dealing with suppliers

Ep 10 – The impact of lockdown on Music Supervision

Discussion on the impact of lockdown on music supervision, our advertising industry clients, and our personal lives. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music and advertising. We would love to hear from you! About anything really. bruce at musicmill.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-tweedie-music-song-mill Website: www.musicmill.com.au Credit: the opening and closing sequences

Ep 9 – Shawn Mendes Concert review!

From back in the day when we could all go to gigs. Really missing this now. Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music and advertising. We would love to hear from you! About anything really. bruce at musicmill.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-tweedie-music-song-mill Website: www.musicmill.com.au Credit: the opening and closing sequences feature

Ep 8 – What is the difference between Re-records and Masters?

We continue to look at the fundamentals of song copyrights. Eps 6 & 7 looked at the rights inherent in the publishing and the master, and this episode discusses the difference between a re-record version of the song, and a cover version, also known as a "new master". Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs

Ep 7 – Publishing & Master – Schoolboy Perspective

Continuing on from the last episode, this one looks at the difference between Publishing and Master copyrights from the perspective of a young lad learning the piano. (Me!) Please contact us if you need help with music searches or licensing songs for advertising campaigns, or just want to chat about music and advertising. We would love to hear from you! About