Occasionally, you hear about an artist getting taken to court over a copyright violation. Some famous cases that stick out in my mind are Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Robin Thicke’s “Got To Give It Up”. These cases always make me cringe a little, because I can imagine being on either side. Sometimes, it’s […]
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ways to generate revenue that accrues every month without a bunch of extra work. Many entrepreneurs do this – set up an on course or build an app – and let it make money every month. This is called passive income. The best way to set this up […]
Things are tough out there. There are still many ways to make money as a musician, but if you aren’t proactive and innovative in your approach, you could easily find yourself without sufficient income to sustain your art. To avoid this situation, you should educate yourself on the various income streams available – not just […]
So, you want to dominate YouTube rankings. Be forewarned: This will take work. And if you’re timid at heart, or shy, or lazy, or nervous about getting the word out about your videos, these methods aren’t for you. But if you want to hedge your bets on video marketing – and I think this is […]
For most of us, being a working full-time musician is of a dream than a reality. It can be hard to make enough money to support yourself without having to give away precious hours to a “real job”. I’m not here to tell you that you can make music into a full-time gig right […]
What is the holy grail in the music industry? That depends on who you ask, but many musicians will tell you that it’s landing a contract with a label. Getting signed can be a worthwhile goal. But because of some of the restrictions it often comes along with, it might limit your flexibility and your […]
Recently, we’ve been covering some of the software and hardware needed to start recording and mi your own demos and songs. If you’ve been ing into home recordings, you may have already started to fiddle around with plug-ins. Plug-ins are everyone’s favorite/least favorite piece of gear. On the one hand, buying nice plug-ins is both […]