When it comes to music streaming platforms, Spotify is the reigning champion. No wonder musicians and listeners alike are flocking to it. But you may have noticed that just getting your music on Spotify doesn’t build your streams and monthly listeners. So, let’s look at how to grow our Spotify following. First, let’s consider whether […]
Making Money From Music
If your main aim is to make money from your music career (or if you just want to make a bit of money from it on the side), the below guides will help. All are to do with making you more money from music, so have a read. Remember though, that the ultimate guide to becoming a full time musician can be found here.
So, you’re a professional musician. As many a musician has pointed out, that can mean different things to different people. It could mean that you’re getting paid for your services. It could mean that you make a full-time living on your music. And, it could even mean that you’re signed to a label and are […]
With so many reports and stats coming at you, sometimes it’s hard to know which to trust. It can even be a challenge trying to decode and interpret them. Music industry executives might be happy about the influx of money they’re seeing right now, but for the average musician, not much has changed, which is […]
With gigs being canceled left and right, coronavirus has been playing havoc on the income of gigging musicians. Music teachers are also feeling the sting, with students pulling out of lessons and many schools around the world closing down. But what can be done going forward? This is what we share.
TV channels like MTV used to have music videos on high rotation and even had entire niche programs based around the various genres of videos that were out there. While these programs are few and far between in mainstream media now, music videos still play an important part in bringing artists to market. Some would […]
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard these words, not just from musicians but other creatives: “I’m not a salesperson.” Most people don’t like selling. It has a lot to do with how we look at selling and how we feel about it, which is usually some combination of pushy, aggressive, pressuring, manipulative […]
Nobody started writing songs because they wanted to make money, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen! There is a large infrastructure in place designed to collect royalties for songwriters and there are publishing companies that exist solely to make money off of songwriters and to help them make more money. It’s hard to give […]
When you Google “How Much Do Singers Make”, you get a confusing list of answers. Some sites will tell you that the average singer is making $30/hour, which works out to between $45,000 – $65,000 per year if they were working full-time. I can tell you right now that the answer isn’t that straightforward. What […]
Music is expensive. Music as a career is almost terrifyingly expensive. Gear is expensive. Recording music is expensive. Releasing music is inexpensive, but the marketing can add up to a hefty sum, especially if you’re releasing professionally. Making videos. Taking photos. Crafting merch. Touring. The list goes on and on. Learning where to spend my […]
Songwriting is not generally looked at as a lucrative venture. The majority of people writing songs are not doing it to make money. But songs are worth money. People care about music and music has value. So, how do you get paid as a songwriter? As more and more people listen to your music or […]