addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Tune Talk: Expert Discussion on Music Licensing

  • Mar 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts - Community Room

TUNE TALK:  Whatcha Wanna Know About … Music Licensing?

Would you like to make money with your songwriting?

What do you want to know?  And what do you know that you can share with others?  Come join the Songwriters in Seattle "Tune Talk" conversation.

Each informal session will be an open discussion among songwriters and industry professionals sharing our knowledge and experiences.  This first one will be about licensing music for TV and movies.

Come ask those "in the know" how they achieved their success and share your own ideas on how to make your music-making a profitable endeavor along with its labor of love.  There will be no formal presentations, but rather an informative conversation on best practices.

Our special guests will be Ed Hartman, Ken Morrison and Eric Tingstad.

ED HARTMAN - Mr. Hartman has scored music for film, television and radio and has had his music placed in movies and on HBO, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, among others.  He teaches a course in music licensing. 

KEN MORRISON - Mr. Morrison is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer and songwriter who has placed more than sixty songs in films and television shows.

ERIC TINGSTAD - SiS's own Mr. Tingstad is a Grammy Award-winning multi-genre record producer, musician and songwriter/composer.

ORGANIZERS - David Guilbault (Host), Tim Davidson (just back from the Durango Songwriters Expo) and Daniel Connolly.

The suggested registration donation of $10 will go for the continuing operations of the non-profit group, Songwriters in Seattle.

Some topics open for discussion might be:

How do you connect to the TV/movie industry?

What is the role of a TV/movie music supervisor?

What is a song clearance?

What is a synchronization fee?

Should you sign up with a music library or music licensing company?

What do YOU want to know on this topic?

Join or login to comment.

  • Nicole

    It was great thank you!
    Just an idea:
    Could we also at sometime have some of these kinds of panels on how to get gigs/start a band? As a singer/songwriter I've always worked indepedently, but I would like to actually perform my work and preferably with other musicians. However I've never had a band and the whole group/gig thing is a bit mysterious.

    2 · March 20, 2014

    • David G.

      ^ Excellent.

      March 24, 2014

    • Griffin

      Talked it over last night with the leadership team and we have the go ahead. Let's plan to meet up sometime soon to discuss roles and determine if we need any other volunteers to help us.

      I would love to organize a meeting on Sunday, if that works for you guys. We could even meet virtually on Skype if geography is a challenge.

      April 1, 2014

  • David G.

    Hi folks. For those of you who expressed an interest, Ed Hartman's next class on music licensing is May 17 at North Seattle Community College. You can sign up on the NSCC site ( or from Ed's Web page ( I took the class and found it very informative. Cheers. David.

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Debby S

    Thank you David for hosting such a very educational meetup! The panel of professional gentlemen were delightful to listen to and so informative. I appreciate them sharing their time with us to share such beneficial information. Awesome Evening! : )

    March 24, 2014

  • Griffin

    Awesome. Glad I went.

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's ok to write a tune and hit up a showcase or open mic but the real story is in publishing. Could that possibly work for a panel topic?

    March 20, 2014

  • Stephen

    David, Which event were you suggesting? This one? Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Meetup [Couth Buzzard]
    Export Tell a friend Share
    Monday, April 21,[masked]:00 PM
    Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono
    8310 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA

    I also saw these:

    Monthly SiS Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [ROSTER FULL]
    Sat Apr 05
    7:30 PM

    Beacon Hill Casual Song Critique
    Export Tell a friend Share
    Sunday, April 13,[masked]:00 PM

    Monthly SiS Showcase @ SoulFood Coffeehouse [ROSTER FULL]
    Export Tell a friend Share
    Saturday, April 19,[masked]:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Monthly SiS Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [ROSTER FULL]
    Export Tell a friend Share
    Saturday, May 3,[masked]:30 PM


    March 20, 2014

    • David G.

      Hi Stephen. The "Meet and Greet" is the monthly meeting on April 21st at Couth Buzzard. See you then. Cheers for now. David.

      March 20, 2014

  • Bill G.

    Sorry, I got called into work and so, unfortunately, missed this event. I look forward to another opportunity in the future, and will hopefully be able to attend. Thanks. (PS. Had to do the stars to submit my apology.)

    March 20, 2014

  • Jeff B.

    panel was really engaging and informative

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The business side of the creative process... This was a fantastic event. Thank you panelists and David for setting this up.

    March 20, 2014

  • Stephen

    Thanks! Nice meeting folks! Stephen

    March 20, 2014

  • Janine

    So sad that I could not make this event, my work was later than expected. Hope it went well. :)

    March 19, 2014

  • David G.

    Thanks to Ed Hartman, Ken Morrison and Eric Tingstad for doing such a masterful job of covering the broad subject of music licensing so eloquently and understandably.

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • Erika B.

    I really enjoyed this meetup. The panelists were down to earth, very pleasant and generous in sharing their experiences and info.
    I appreciate the organizers of the event and look forward to more.

    March 19, 2014

  • Denine

    I had car trouble on the way over, so had to turn back (sigh). If anyone has notes they can share, I would be ever so grateful! :-) [masked]

    March 19, 2014

  • Audrey

    Had to bow out tonight. Keep my ten dollars as a donation. :-)

    March 19, 2014

  • David G.

    Yes, indeed, you can pay at the door. :)

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Stephen


    March 17, 2014

    • Stephen

      I hope we can pay at the door.

      March 19, 2014

  • Audrey

    I'm not done teaching til 6:30 so will probably be about 20 minutes late. :-( Can't be helped.

    March 19, 2014

  • David G.

    Hi Michelle. There's a "Pay Online" button next to the headline "Suggested Donation." Cheers. David.

    March 17, 2014

  • Michelle B.

    Do we pay our donation online or at the door? I don't see a place to pay it online...
    Thanks for putting this on!

    1 · March 17, 2014

33 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Tune Talk: Expert Discussion on Music Licensing

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors


    Mention SIS for 10 Free Discs with every fully-packaged Shortrun Order

  • SongCat

    20% off all demo production services for SiS members this summer!

  • AudioTheme

    20% off any website theme for SiS Members! Use coupon code: seasong20

  • My Seattle Night Out

    Free sign up for My Seattle Night Out and Seattle WAVE Radio airplay

  • Roland

    Roland US gear for keyboards, recording, amps, and more!

  • Indie Bible

    30% off 2012 Indie Bible or online DB subscription rate for SiS members!

  • Sponsor SiS

    Songwriters in Seattle is currently looking for sponsors!

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy