Broadjam has been serving musicians, songwriters and fans for over 12 years and as of this writing we have nearly 120,000 members in over 190 countries. Our features include Website Hosting, Social Networking, Music Licensing, Pro & Peer Song Reviewing, Song Transmitting, Metadata Management, Song Competitions and many others.
Winners of our competitions are promoted in many ways. For example, here is Mark Croft featured at the
Broadjam Acoustic Showcase during the 2011 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, TN. March 3rd, 2011
Yet even with our many public appearances it is still unclear to some who is operating the
enterprise here at Broadjam. And if you've only seen us online it is natural to wonder who you are dealing with behind the scenes.
Accordingly, you might find it interesting to follow
our local TV station WKOW below as they tour the Broadjam office (located, since 2006, in a casual, apartment-building-like
office complex called the Clock Tower Office Park) and meet
some of our current and former staff members:
Like any company or organization (particularly in the music industry), Broadjam has been subject to some scrutiny. Most of the feedback we receive is positive and constructive, but occasionally critical comments surface about the website, particularly the Music Licensing feature. Music licensing is a highly-competitive field and it's understandable for artists to get frustrated over their lack of success. However, from time to time an artist will direct this frustration at Broadjam or other similar services in the industry. Moreover, comments like these are typically made anonymously, which does not give us the opportunity to address them directly.
All opportunity providers we work with are established sources within the industry from whom we do not take any listings until we confirm their track record. Additionally, we always want members to be clear about the submission process, so we post the deal points for each opportunity when it is listed and members are required to agree to these terms and conditions before submitting. If you cannot find the deal points or don't understand them, please feel free to contact us and we'll always be happy to clarify these details for you.
Once songs are submitted for a given opportunity, all of them are presented to the provider (we do not screen submissions). We do offer a peer-rating process that enables our members to see what the others might think about a given song. However, when it comes to decision time, no opinion (including ours) matters except the person who is responsible for the project.
Getting a song licensed is a matter of talent, timing and a little luck. We will never guarantee or imply that you will be successful using our conduit. What we DO guarantee is that all songs submitted for our music licensing opportunities will be presented to the providers for consideration. After that, it comes down to the match. Is this song the right match for this project? While it may be a good song or even great song, it's very possible that it's simply not what the provider is looking for. It's also possible there are several good matches, but oftentimes, providers only need one song for their project.
Music licensing is clearly not the only way to succeed with your music. Our online community
gives our members tens of thousands of resourceful artists to connect with and learn from in this regard. And we try to help musicians directly in our blogs and related industry events.
If you would like to hear some music industry professionals (including myself) talk about
a variety of current opportunities for artists to promote their music, take a look at the video below:
Through our service, our members have licensed and placed music with ABC, AMC, Big Ten Network, Columbia Pictures, Dance Dance Revolution (Konami), Disney Channel, E! Network, ESPN, Family Channel, FOX, Fuse, FuelTV, Lifetime, Major League Baseball, MTV, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, NBC, NCAA, Oxygen, Paramount Pictures, Showtime, SPEED Network, VH1, X-Games, video game companies, private companies and many films, including"Dinner for Schmucks." Many artists on Broadjam have signed songs with publishers and music libraries. Click here to see some of our artists' licensing success stories.
In music licensing, any artist will tell you that you'll see more rejection than success, but one good placement can make it all worthwhile. Think of Broadjam as a helpful stepping stone that can bring you that much closer to your goal. We cannot guarantee success, but we're certainly eager to help and we've always enjoyed doing so.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at
Broadjam Founder & CEO
"I have been with Broadjam for a few years now and I recently had some great success with some songs on MTV. I have also had songs signed to various publishers and music supervisors. What I really like about Broadjam is the variety of opportunities. I prefer to mostly write instrumental guitar based music and there is always plenty of listings I can submit to."
"When I got my first major placement for three songs submitted through Broadjam opportunities, I couldn't believe I was getting paid for something that I enjoy doing as a hobby! Getting a placement is definitely a confidence builder and makes you work harder in the studio to continue your success. My most recent placement landed me an exclusive licensing deal with a major music network station (MTV). This has resulted in my music being placed by music supervisors directly in ongoing television productions. I also recently found out that a song that licensed for an independent film (Charlie Valentine) was just picked up by Lionsgate for major DVD distribution will air on a pay cable station early next year. Broadjam has opened so many doors that simply would not have been available doing this on my own. Many artists work extremely hard to hone their craft in hopes of doing something with their musical work. I believe Broadjam is the bridge that provides a vehicle to get your music heard and placed."
B Rob (B Rob Productions)