The short answer is: it depends completely on the type of usage of your music. For placements in movies, commercials, and TV, the payments for sync licensing will typically be larger, but they are different for every project.
Like everything in the business, there are few accurate ways to gauge success in advance. But remember, it costs nothing to opt in. Sync licensing is a great way to get your music working for you, so it’s added revenue that you probably weren’t seeing before.
If you do get a placement we will issue payments quarterly. Payments will be visible in the accounting section of your CD Baby Member account.
For sync placements in traditional media such as commercials, films and television, you earn 60% of the fees we collect on your behalf.