The Inside Scoop

Since starting our Artist Alliance, over 1,556 music artists, producers, publishers, bands and other audio content providers have hooked up with Music Cult to sell their tracks in our open marketplace.

The feedback we get from them is almost invariably positive.  When there is a negative, we listen and take it to heart.  Constructive criticism is the mother of invention, and we are constantly innovating, developing new features, making existing features work better, and striving for constant improvement.  And it makes a big difference!!

Check out what our artists have to say about Music Cult below.


Artist Testimonials

Nicholas Pesci Germany
Hi all - Wow, thanks a lot. I have to thank you all at Music Cult for your GREAT work! You placed my music everywhere, from a small website in Denmark to a TV Commercial in Australia, from a movie in Russia to a Multi- Million used App (Tom's Love Letter's). That's phenomenal! Together with my songwriter Anna Fischio, we are working on some more music. It's great to know that if we are making good and marketable music, Music Cult will do the rest and sell it around the globe! Cheers, Nick


Erwin Steijlen Netherlands
I really like Music Cult and it works well for me. I sold 42 tracks within three months and became a Top Music Artist in about one month. I worked hard to get everything right; good music in different styles, good keywords, good titling of my tracks, good bio, photo, made use of the cross-reference feature, properly configured each track, etc, and all together it works. What’s great about Music Cult, besides Barbie and the other great staff’s support, is that you know immediately when you sell a track. For me as a busy composer, I am happy with the quick replies and can see through reports and emails that my music actually sells on a day-to-day basis. There are other libraries that never sell any of my work and I wonder why. That’s why the Music Cult model works, you can do it yourself and they offer great feedback. PS The only other tip I have for composers is to try to be original, there are already too many Hans Zimmer’s in my opinion… Erwin Steijlen The Netherlands


Platinum Dreams USA
I have been in the music industry for over 14 years. Have been a member of many companies, labels and services for musicians. Let me put it this way, Music Cult is the best! Outstanding support team and incredible opportunities. I am very happy and proud to be an Music Cult Exclusive Artist! A Big Thank You to Lee, Rodney, Barbie and the whole team!


Mike McGuill UK
Hi all - I've been with Music Cult about six weeks now… You guys kindly made me a 'hot new artist', and since then I've had a several placements, which I'm very pleased with. In fact, I've had more success in six weeks with you guys than in six months or a year with other companies, so thanks and well done!


Steve E. Williams USA
Just a note of Thanksgiving this November...I just counted well over 70 licenses from Music Cult over the last few years. This includes some major brands as well as a few commercials bringing in PR royalties. As you may well know, I compose for several major "brick & mortar" production houses in LA and am successful with TV placements. But, Music Cult has allowed my music extra reach on the internet, higher Google ratings, and a place for artistic creativity–a "homebase" online! Thank you!


David Phillips USA
Hi Rodney (and Staff), Just wanted to send a word of thanks for all your assistance in getting my music out to the public. Not only the designation of "Hot New Artist", but the help in the extra key words for some of the different tracks and the cross-referencing of "On We Go", plus the Facebook entry, shows the extra distance Music Cult goes. It is most appreciated! All the Best, David


Edouard Andre Reny Netherlands
Hi Rodney, Thank you very much for this. When I received your email it really made my day! Music Cult is a great site, and I am very glad it was the first one I engaged when I stepped in the library world: it makes AS special to me, like an emotional connection. So I am very pleased to be a hot new artist here… Oh, and thanks for the link to the tips in the KB. I reviewed them again. It is always good to refresh these things. Warm regards to you and all the Music Cult team, Edouard


David M Brown USA
Thank you so much for the extra effort to help promote my tune, "Ney I Say Unto Oud". It was great to see the write-up on the Facebook Page. Hope it does turn into another sale. Again, thank you for your time and energy - always appreciate you! David M. Brown


Anthony Alleeson UK
Thank you to Music Cult for your continued excellent work in what you do to promote our music and achieve sales. I have been very impressed by your hard work, professionalism, and ability to deliver and I am sure Music Cult is destined for even greater achievements that will maximise our joint success. A particular thanks to Lee and Rodney for their efficiency and help in responding to questions, be it night or day. Best wishes, Anthony


Doug Michael USA
Thanks for including me in the 'Hot New Artist' area - very cool. I am really happy with everything and in my short time with your company have already licensed several tracks. You guys definitely do things right. I also feel very comfortable having my songs on your site because of the way you playback music with the 'preview' voice sounding every so often during the track. Thanks again and I hope to upload much more music in the coming weeks and months. Doug Michael


Twisterbait UK
Wow! That's awesome... thanks a million!! We're absolutely stoked... Been busy rushing to get more tracks up there as it is, so this is a brilliant surprise. Cheers heaps for jumping the gun with us - we've got loads of stuff we want to put up and have been being careful to get it right first as once it's out there it's out there… Very proud of our Editor's Choice Award for “Let’s Go Shopping” and we’ll get busy promoting the links through our network... You guys are the publisher we've been searching for! Thanks heaps again and talk soon, Brendan


Sean Byrd USA
Hi Rodney, Thank you very much for this opportunity. I would feel honored to be a Hot New Artist. I will get on making my descriptions and keywords more detailed ASAP. I am very much looking forward to working with you guys long term. Absolutely love the site. Thank you so much for helping careers of independent composers and artists like me! Thanks, Sean Byrd


Jacco Willems Netherlands
Thanks Barbie! That is indeed a great sync fee! I'm really happy with Music Cult, it has been my second biggest source of music income for this year! Hopefully 2013 will be just as good! And it will be exciting and interesting to see whether my music will also do well on the new Music Cult site! Thanks again for the great service! Kind regards, Jacco


Marco Pesci Italy
Dear Rodney, Thank you again. I appreciate so much this way of interaction with artists, makes you feel part of the team, after all we are all here for the same reason, aren't we? :) I could not wait to become a Permanently Featured Artist, really proud of it now! And I'm very glad of how things are going here so far, is a good start for me... And, in the meantime, today another sale... That's great. I'll upload more and more music hoping to see it in more and more projects! Have a nice day ;) Marco.


Nitzan Sagie Israel
Hi Rodney, Many thanks! You honor me greatly. I'm glad you and the Music Cult team like my music. It means a lot to me. I hope to sell many more tracks via your awesome sites, and I wish you all the best with launching MusicCult. I updated all of my horror and scary tracks for Halloween and I'm planning to upload a pack containing all of those tracks soon. Thanks and all the best, Nitzan


RLC Music UK
It’s lovely to hear from you! Great to wake up to another sale and to your personal message. I’m very happy Gagabyte has gone down well – it’s making me smile as when there’s a transaction notification in my inbox, Gagabyte seems to be getting its name on most recently!! I myself will have to start competing with the track (different genres) so it doesn’t turn me into a one hit wonder :o) -- Thank you for looking after my account and for making the changes. I’m looking forward to the new website. Music Cult’s constant innovative approach is fantastic and although anything new can be scary sometimes, I felt that if you guys truly believe in the new site and business model, then I’d put my continued faith in you. It’ll be very interesting to see how it all takes off. Thank you again and thanks to the whole AS team for always staying in touch with the great communications and e-mails like yours. All the best, Rachel


Miroslav Safin Estonia
Hi Rodney, I am very happy and proud to be part of the great team. This is an amazing feeling to see my name on the main page along with all your awesome authors, thank you very much! With best wishes and thanks again, Miroslav


Michael Keck USA
Thanks so much -- Yes! I saw the transaction this morning which made me very happy. I have been working on several new ideas and simultaneously creating new Sports music in response to the last communiqué about Dramatic scores. I really appreciate the support from you guys, and always get a BIG smile whenever I hear from you. It’s a joy to collaborate with you and Lee, and to be a creative collaborator with Music Cult. Hope the Anasheeds will be a success at Music Cult and for all of your contributors. OK now for creating a tasty French Roast and my most disparate music ideas to nourish into compatibility...my task for the rest of this week. Cheers! Michael


Leandro Achinelli Argentina
Dear Rodney, I'm glad I got another sale through Music Cult. 'Hellish Dreams' belongs to the first EP record I released as a solo artist… I appreciate that you made me a permanently featured artist, and of course I plan to keep uploading more music as it comes in. I also plan to make some exclusives for Music Cult too. As for the communiqués, I read them every month and find useful and interesting information each time. I'm glad to be a part of Music Cult since you personally take care of the artists, as well as the improvement of your websites, player, adding external distribution, etc. Thanks for taking the time to write me and for helping me to improve my chances with my music. Best regards, Leandro


Wilton Vought USA
Nice sale today..."Truckin' Country" for a national TV commercial… That made my day. Coincidentally, I decided last night to come back to being exclusive at Music Cult. I wrote to the only other library I was with and asked them to close my account, so I have changed my artist status to exclusive. My experience with the other library taught me that Music Cult has more going on and is more responsive. Also that administering more than one library is more trouble than it's worth. Regards, Wilton


Patrick Best USA
Hi Barbie, thanks for taking the time to write some very nice comments. That just topped off an already great start to the day, with my second sale! Your suggestion about slightly altering the subgenre on song variations where appropriate is golden. I had no idea I could do that and will definitely revisit my songs for those possibilities… I appreciate the attention you're giving my tracks though it's a bit mind boggling how you folks manage to do that with umpteen million tracks. Thanks again. Pat


Adam DiTroia USA
Hello. I just wanted to drop you guys a line and say how much I appreciate how connected you are with your composers and sound designers. There are so many libraries out there that just want to take their portion of the money and never do anything else. Music Cult is the only site I've come across so far that is as proactive and genuinely concerned with what's best for us. It doesn't go unnoticed! Thank you, Adam


Shelley Jacobson Canada
I just wanted to thank you guys for doing such an amazing job over at Music Cult! I was going through my reports and noticed that one of my tracks was licensed to Bic for its new Flame Disc product commercial! The same track was also used in Finland in a commercial, and on another golf show!! You guys rock!!! Thanks so very much!! Very best, Shelley Jacobson


Christian Andersson Sweden
It's been a great year, my first year at Music Cult, and I must say: this is the place to be! You're a bunch of very professional people and your site is simply outstanding compared to any other music library site that I have seen. Music Cult is and will continue to be my premium site… As a summary, 2011 has been a great year and exciting year. I licensed 100+ tracks for commercial use (compared to 40 tracks 2010), and Music Cult has contributed significantly to these sales! … Anyway, I really want to thank you all over there - you're doing a fantastic job, and I will do my best to contribute to your site with new and fresh tracks during 2012! Christian Andersson


Dean Anthony Caputo USA
Thanks for your kind words and your active promotion of my material. Once again, AS stands alone in this business, setting themselves apart by maintaining communication with their artists, as well as being proactive with the material they represent. Thanks for the recognition. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Dean


SonicLab Pro Canada
That's a great news! Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it. After being with Music Cult for a few months now, what is really exciting for us is that we've already started selling our tracks in Canada, US, Italy, England, Australia, Dubai... We can home-record, setup and than upload the tracks from Toronto, and a couple of hours later our music is available worldwide, thanks to you guys at Music Cult. Everything you and your team do is highly professional - whether is choosing and exposing our strongest tracks on your homepage, personal communication, or immediate sales reports. Thanks again, we look forward to continue licensing our music on your sites. Have a great weekend, Dusko & Vanya SonicLab Pro


Richard Freitas USA
Thanks! Three sales on my birthday makes for a great day! I appreciate your kind words about the music but, no matter how good the music may be, it won’t sell without being presented well to the clients. And I credit you with those sales because of your wonderful advice and help in showcasing the music. Your tips and suggestions have made all the difference. I’m sure I’m still pretty far from the people on the top ten sellers list, but I’m going to work very hard to make that list! Thanks again :-) Best, Richard


Carl Miles USA
Very nice -- my first licensing with Music Cult! Thank you guys for all your help and encouragement regarding my music. I'm sure this will be the first of many sales to come. I personally wish all members of the Music Cult Team a Happy Holiday Season and watch out for some great new tracks coming your way. Thanks Lee. Sincerely, Carl Miles


Bobby Cole UK
Hope all is well, and thanks for everything that you and the team do! Thanks very much for your encouraging email, Rodney!!! You guys at Music Cult are brilliant at working with composers!!! Top notch! I will definitely keep you in the loop as I upload more music. I have nearly completed my next batch of songs, so will send you links to the best tracks when they are up! Have a great weekend. Bobby Cole - UK

http://www.MusicCult.com/BobbyCole
http://www.MusicCult.com/HouseofHorror
http://www.MusicCult.com/ChristmasMusic
http://www.MusicCult.com/Catch22Loops



Lindy Botha South Africa
Thx again. All is wel thx. I’m happy with the sales I’m getting from your site, I’m doing better here than anywhere else, even though there are a lot of other composers on your site. I appreciate the effort you guys are putting into marketing our music and also the support dept, always get answers quickly, also from you. Not so with many many other music libraries out there!! I enjoy working with you :) Have a good weekend! Lindy


Arrow Casino USA
Wow! Thanks so much for your insights and help Barbie! Also thanks to Lee and Rodney, too. I really appreciate your taking so much time to guild me thru this process and placing my tracks in these featured locations… I will continue to read all of the help articles to optimize sales. The advice and changes you made are great and much appreciated! I will take it from here and make the necessary revisions. Thanks again! Arrow


RLC Music UK
Thank you very much for your e-mail and please extend my thanks to the whole Music Cult team for doing such a great job - especially when it comes to communication. I've just got back from 1 week's holiday so it was very nice to receive this e-mail about becoming a Hot New Artist and seeing the most recent sale. I will look into the marketing campaigns and will be uploading new music soon. Thanks again and all the best, Rachel


K.O. Star Productions Australia
It’s nice & quite rare being with a Library that treat their composers like humans.. they are attentive, caring & quick to respond whenever I have a question or am faced with an issue. They give very useful advice & info that U can put to use immediately & when followed diligently, does gradually bring solid result in terms of good placements. They also have very helpful infos at their Knowledge Base area on their site which I use regularly. I am very happy to be committed to them with several of my tracks. They have a great system too, that they constantly strive to improve IMHO. I Like to see my hard-work paying off & that’s exactly what happens with them in my own experience. U Guys Rock Big-Time!!! Keep up the Awesome work!! - Kelvin (K.O. Star)


Luigi Saracino Italy
Imagine a professional team who accepts to be your guide for free in the very difficult arena of Film and TV music, who gives you a lot of suggestions and advice about your music, who replies to all the emails and info requests you send him, who gives you the possibility of reading a lot of useful documents and reports about the market trends, who manages the deals with the clients, who spends time and efforts to create the professional graphic you need at a very little price, so that you can concentrate only on your music creation process. Do you have difficulties to imagine this? If the answer is yes, it simply means you are not yet a member of Music Cult. Ciao, Luigi


Sam Clunie UK
I can assure anyone thinking about working on Music Cult would be wise to do so - I've had so much help, recently being featured, being placed on a compilation album available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. and having tracks on radio commercials, internet videos, in-store use, advertisements, infomercials, and more. I’ve only been with them for just over a year. I get great feedback and encouragement from them, been assisgned with a Performing Rights Orgnisation and started earning pretty decent money. It does take hard work, but mostly talent - if your tracks aren't very good, they're simply not going to sell. I've got around 40-something tracks, which isn’t THAT much, but it seems to be working. A great company with great communication and lovely people. Sam


Tod Demuth USA
Thanks goes to you and Lee for all you have done for me. All I do is write it, record it, upload it and configure it. I don’t have to run around looking for other publishers, especially as my library is small and niched compared to most. I've looked at other avenues of working to submit music – they pale in comparison. All I can say is wow – thank you! Oh, and the advertising program has worked great for me - this last sale more than paid for the advertising I've been doing. I hope to keep building the library of piano and keyboard music – and Music Cult is a great motivator to keep it flowing! Thanks Barbie – thank Lee and the rest of the gang as well. Tod Demuth


Nigel Male UK
Thanks Rodney, I'm very pleased and honoured to be among your featured artists. I have been very impressed with the professional treatment I have received since joining Music Cult and want to let you know how much I appreciate that. The staff at Music Cult seems to be really on the ball. I plan to submit more music with you very soon. Best regards, Nigel


Andy Schofield UK
Thank you for your recent congrats... and particularly thank you for making my first ever official sale! Couldn't believe it when I got the email and saw the word 'Transaction' in the title -- very pleased, indeed, and indebted to you and your brilliant team at Music Cult. Thank you too for all you have done to feature my music, am working madly to get to the 40 tracks over 1 minute to request permanent feature status. Here's hoping for many more sales! Kind regards, Andy


Denis Woods Ireland
Thanks for featuring my new Music Packs! Sales have really taken off in the last couple of months, which is always good news!! Long may it last. Thanks to Lee and you for all your help and encouragement. Denis


Thomas Beckner USA
Thank you for making me a Hot New Artist and Featured Artist at Music Cult. You must have noticed that I had been updating my page with new text and adding quality recordings over the last few months. After finishing some Christmas tracks that I am working on this week, I was going to email a request to be a Featured Artist but you beat me to the punch. Thanks again and I am sure this will generate some lucrative licensing deals. I really appreciate the opportunities Music Cult offers to their composers. Thanks, Tom


John M. Peters USA
Wow. What else can I say. Thank you so much. This is all so wonderful. Great new graphic, great enhanced descriptions. You know, I gotta say, I know how totally hands on you all are at Music Cult, and how hard working you are. I've never done business with any web-based business that was so responsive. Anyway, I was just recalling one occasion where I said in an email to Lee, "Don't you guys ever sleep?" He replied, "Nah, sleep is for amateurs." So, thank you so much. John


Riaan Nieuwenhuis South Africa
I'm getting more clued up with your very practical website. Remember how skeptical I was at first? How that has changed! I cannot thank you and Music Cult enough for the professional, punctual assistance and advice since I have joined. Please circulate my words of appreciation to those concerned at Music Cult. I just want to confirm that I terminated all contracts with other publishers since going exclusive with Music Cult, even here in South Africa. My aim is to follow your guidelines towards becoming a featured artist on your sites. I am in the process of recording again, so more tracks will follow. In the meantime I am uploading edits and some other tracks. Thank you once again! Regards, Riaan Nieuwenhuis, Western Cape, South Africa


Entropik UK
Daniel Cullen UK
I just want to say this about Music Cult and about Barbie in particular: we (Entropik) have been in the licensing business for several years now. Nowhere have we seen the passion, attention to detail or outstanding customer service that we get from Music Cult. Queries never take longer than a day to get a response, and the response is ALWAYS carefully considered - not a form letter fob-off. Of course it's in your interest as much as ours to work so hard towards getting as much music licensed as possible, but incredibly many other libraries don't seem to get that. We've had a bit of a whinge about the split going from 50/50 to 60/40 but I have to say, you earn every penny of that 60%. Hats off, guys - you are awesome. Dan and Deryn, Entropik Music



Joey Stebanuk Canada
Right on!! Thank you!!! :) I have to send you some flowers!!!! And thanks for making those corrections on your own, I appreciate that and I give you full power to make any changes you seem necessary, I'll then know exactly what to do with my upcoming submissions… Ok, thanks a million, you're the only licensing agency I've been with that ever showed this type of care, honesty and professionalism! Take care, all the best to you and talk to you later! Joey Stebanuk, Canada


Jono Booth South Africa
Thanks so much for the mention in the newsletter. I'm flattered!! Seriously!! I hope that I can work my way up to being a featured artist in the near future. Also thanks for the excellent tips. I will definitely be applying them as I continue working on new tracks. Keep up the good work on the site! I'm still amazed that all this is for free! There are a lot of pay sites like yours out there, I see, that don't even look like they put in half the effort you guys do! Jono Booth


Constant Drift UK
Thank you to all at Music Cult, although the music is good it still takes a good company like yours and a damn good team to get the music out, so a big thank you! Matt will be here in the UK on the 31st July and we will be sorting out new tracks to upload onto your site, I will email you straight away when this is complete, we are looking forward to watching the advert with "For He Cries " on tv here in the UK. I hope alls well with you and look forward to speaking again soon, Phil Atherfold


Gordon McLeod USA
Thanks so much for watching out for me! I love Music Cult and I tell all my serious music-creator friends about you. Unfortunately, I need a staff to keep up with administering all of my music but since I work on a musician's budget that is not feasible so I really appreciate any comments or suggestions such as the one you sent me. I will get on the Music Cult site tonight and review the pricing for my tracks. Thanks so much and all the very best to you and everyone there at Music Cult! Gordon McLeod


Robert Neary UK
As a UK based artist, I highly recommend Music Cult based on their track record, excellent customer service and innovative website. Without Music Cult I wouldn't have been able to license a track in the new Mickey Rourke motion picture "The Wrestler" which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (Oct 2008) and is tipped for Oscar success. Thanks to Music Cult I have licensed over 60 tracks in 2008 for use in TV, DVD, E-cards, motion pictures, websites, and theme parks. Rob Neary


Kate Carpenter USA
I just got my first movie license deal thru Music Cult. I am going to call the guy and find out more. Hooray and praise the Lord!


Nick Nicolas Australia
Hi to all at Music Cult, just quick email to say I'm blown away at the way you have reorganized the web site especially the artist preview section. Keep up the good work. Best wishes to all, Nick Nicolas


Valencia Magic USA
You know I'm pretty fed up with trying to get noticed by record companies or established publishers. I've got many songs signed with a few publishers BUT nothing significant ever happened. I got more bang out of Music Cult than I've ever gotten from so called "great" publishers who have many of my songs tied up (none of the ones on Music Cult) for years. So thanks again for your great site that does produce the goods!!!!! John Bowden


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