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Music Licensing – 90 Day Challenge

Music Licensing – 90 Day Challenge

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90 Day Music Licensing Challenge ReviewOn Jan 02 2013 I’ll be participating in Aaron Davison’s Music Licensing Course “The 90 Day Challenge”

This is a case study in which I’ll be documenting my every movethroughout the length of the course. You’ll see everything from the gear/applications I use, down to my work ethics (everything!). I’ll be doing everything on my own.

- No mastering engineers, no sessions players …None of that

My goal here is not only to educate, but to inspire those who are either in or thinking of getting into licensing and the only way to do this is by being transparent, not just with success, but with mistakes as well.


[Video Transcription]

Hey guys, This is Greg from and I just wanted to tell you about the case study I’ll be doing on a music licensing course made by Aaron Davidson called ‘The 90 Day Challenge’. What Aaron does in the 90 Day Challenge is take some body from ground zero, someone with no experience, or very little experience with music licensing, and helps them get their music licensed.

So, I think that doing a case study on this will be good, because, people who are new often get frustrated. And I think it would be good to showed them how a real person goes about putting forth his methods into action. How they take frustration how, how they take success, what they’re doing on a day to day, how they’re actually abiding to the plan and the work flow and I also think it’d be really good inspiration.

Another good thing would be to give Aaron a really good testimonial for his product. I don’t think there is many people doing case studies on music training/music business products, so I’d like to be the 1st one.

I’m going to have to step outside of my comfort zone and set aside my biases, I know we have two different work flows, so it will be a learning experience for sure. Now I primarily stick to instrumentals and I know Aaron does a mix of instruments and vocals. He also runs his own pitch company and has a publisher.

So if you are into this and you think it’s something you want to follow along and stay in-tuned with go to, subscribe to the news letter.The updates wont be shared on YouTube… Only the newsletter. If you want to for some reason want to join The 90 Day Challenge (for yourself) go to, that’s Aaron’s site, hopefully I got the address right.

Other than that, please do subscribe, pass this video along. Feel free to contact me via email or my YouTube channel. You can me any questions you may have and please let me know what topics you would live me to cover in the future.

Don’t forget to subscribe, this way you can get all the future updates to this case study


More Posts In The 90 Day Music Licensing Challenge Series

Music Licensing Challenge 001: I’m already behind/studio gear being used (1/06/2013)

Music Licensing Challenge 002: Finally Caught Up/Licensing Contracts(1/16/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 003: Success After 1 month? (2/05/2013)

Music Licensing Challenge 004: Payments Finally Cleared! (02/21-2013)

Music licensing Challenge 005 : Tying Up Loose Ends/Cd Submissions(03/12/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 006: My Demos Were Rejected!? (03/23/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 007: Patience, Patience, Patience! (04/02/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 008: Bounce Back From Rejection (04/17/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 009: Music Libraries Are Biased (05/09/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 010: Obtained 200 Paying Clients (05/25/13)

Music Licensing Challenge 11: Demo Submission Split Test (06/17/13)

Music Licensing Challenge: Aaron 90 Day Challenge Full Review (07/04/2013)


Results After The 90 Mark (It Gets Better)

Rejected My Demo But Still Put Money In My Pocket ?(08/31/2013)

About DIY Music Biz

Hi, I’m Greg. I’m a 28 year old entrepreneur from California who makes a living producing music and sound designing for various companies. I consider myself very fortunate but trust me, nothing came by luck.


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