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Hey Stock Star!

So some of my music has recently been used in Real Housewives of the Potomac.

I wanted to share a small clip we filmed in our living room to show you what it's like when your music is used in a show. 

Apologies for the quiet volume! But that's what it's really like! 

It's usually not all the glamorous! You're not going to be featured up front. Instead you're there as a supporting role for the vibe of the scene. That's why I always stress that you don't make your songs too busy or full of high pitched instruments.

This song was played in the background during a scene where they were playing truth or dare. And you can't even hear it on the recording- so you know it's not very prominent (and the AC is loud)!

Often when your song is played you're not even sure it's there, so you've got to go back and listen a few times.

But it's a pretty cool feeling!

I got these placements through working with an exclusive library, but I've also gotten several TV and Netflix placements through Pond 5.

On the downside, though, I likely won't start seeing royalty checks for this until February 2022! That's why the best time to start your music licensing side hustle is now

From a Frustrated Producer in a Ragtag Bedroom Studio to Major Placements on TV Earning $1,000s!


My name is Evan, and I've been making music since around 3rd grade. I'm from San Diego, California, but I've lived in Washington, DC for the last 20 years.

After 3 grueling years of grad school, though I had put aside serious attempts at making music. I found myself spending my days doing work that was dreadfully uncreative, with a ton of student student loan debt.
Which made me feel like my favorite parts of myself were withering.
But I didn't know what to do about it.
Being in my early 30s with tons of student loan debt, in a world where there is "no money in music," I felt like my youthful dreams of trying to "make it big" were dead. Like my music would remain unheard in my head and hard drive. 
Frustrated by my inability to get my music heard, I started researching solutions.
Instead, I wanted to find a way where I could focus on making the music and let someone else deal with promoting it. 
I realized the music licensing was the perfect opportunity for a solo artist like me to get my music heard, without having to do any promotion. I just need to focus on improving what I could control - my songwriting and my production skills.

While I still have a full-time day job, I have created systems that have allowed me to produce dozens of songs a year in my spare time.

My songs have been on Netflix, TV shows like the 90 Day Fiance, an award-winning indie film, and NPR’s “All Thing Considered.” They've also been streamed millions of times.

In addition to being a music producer, I am passionate about teaching people how they can make professional-sounding music and earn money licensing it, all in their spare time.

Thousands of musicians, like yourself, have trusted me to guide their musical journey. My YouTube videos have been watched nearly a million times. And my story has been in Forbes, Side Hustle Nation, and the Side Hustle School.

You Can Achieve Your Musical Dreams Too - Attend the Free Music Licensing Workshop!