Sync Licensing, Avoiding Burnout, and Business Basics: Here’s Three New Game Plan Episodes

What's the best way to get your music in the ears of music supervisors? What is an operating agreement? Why is knowing when to press pause so important? All these questions and more—answered.

The next batch of Game Plan episodes have arrived! Where previous seasons have covered a range of Spotify-centric topics such as how to get playlisted, how to read your Spotify for Artists data, as well as more informative 101s like, “What is copyright actually?” and, “How do royalties work?”, for the latest three eps we continue to dig in with actionable tips, while also broadening scope and opening up the dialogue around the high pressure situations and challenges affecting artists and their teams.

With the help of artists like Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Olivia O’Brien, Salt Cathedral, and Mike Posner, along with industry experts such as music supervisor Matt FX (Broad City), Run The Jewels’ co-manager and founder of FOURM Arts & Science Amaechi Uzoigwe, and meditation guru Jesse Israel of The Big Quiet, we’re lifting the lid on the nitty gritty world of sync licensing, avoiding burnout, and how to be more business minded when it comes to your music. Financial plans, operating contracts, and taxes might make your eyes glaze over, but business manager Kristin Lee (who looks after Bad Wolves, Thunderpussy, and more), breaks it all down with practical tips and explainers so you can be prepared, and avoid getting stung in the long run.

Watch the new installments below and catch up on the rest of The Game Plan right here.