Musicbed: Finding the Next Big Artist – feat. CEO Daniel McCarthy – ON THE GO – Episode 55

On this episode of ON THE GO, we talk to Daniel McCarthy, CEO of the very popular and extremely well-curated music licensing site Musicbed.

As we navigate the Las Vegas traffic, we talk to Daniel about the origins of Musicbed, their journey throughout the past 6 years, and how they managed to give a breath of fresh air with their choice of music to an increasingly stale stock music landscape.

Perhaps the success of the Musicbed platform can be boiled down to the company’s overall philosophy: rather than just providing a catalogue of tracks, Musicbed is constantly trying to find the next best thing, working with new artists as they make it big in the industry. A good example was their work along with the band Imagine Dragons, which signed with Musicbed a few years before breaking into the mainstream.

Daniel also tells us how important it is to develop lasting relationships with the artists, and compensating them accordingly. We discuss how their model of charging on a per-track basis compares with the generally more affordable subscription-based models for music licensing, and the pros and cons of both types.

Although Musicbed prices its tracks according to the size of audience you intend your project to have, we discuss how the company is always willing to work with you to find the right deal.

Make sure to check out the large Musicbed catalogue on their site.

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