How To Get More Spotify Streams & Monthly Listeners

How To Get More Spotify Streams & Monthly Listeners

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…

Professional Musician Hourly Rates; What You Can Expect To Charge

Professional Musician Hourly Rates; What You Can Expect To Charge

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…

How Much Do Musicians Make? Independent & Signed Artists Compared

How Much Do Musicians Make? Independent & Signed Artists Compared

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…

How Musicians Can Overcome Their Fear Of Selling (And Why They Need To)

How Musicians Can Overcome Their Fear Of Selling (And Why They Need To)

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…

How Much Do Songwriters Make Per Song, Per Stream & In Other Situations?

How Much Do Songwriters Make Per Song, Per Stream & In Other Situations?

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…

How Much Do Singers Make Per Song, Concert, Album & More

How Much Do Singers Make Per Song, Concert, Album & More

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…

8 Ways To Save Money In Your Music Career Without Sacrificing Quality

8 Ways To Save Money In Your Music Career Without Sacrificing Quality

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…