If you can make money in this world. In this article I will show you how to make money from music. So if you got the song or know someone, don’t hesitate to read on.
When I talk about music I want you to know that I mean both vocals and instrumentals – anything music related! So don’t feel limited, this article is for you too.
How can you make money with music?
Earning money with music is now more than ever a reality. The world of the internet has opened many doors for us that we can take very far if we know how to use them!
When you sing…
…you need to do the following:
1- Do you have a repertoire of good songs:
The first thing you have to do is offer something. That’s why I recommend you have a good amount of songs that you can sing very well and that get recognition. So when someone hires you to sing at an event, you have something to offer.
As we already know, preparing is not the same as improvising. If the client asks you for specific songs, you should pay attention to them, but this should be done in advance so that you can prepare. But trust me, pick a good number of songs to have as a repertoire.
2- Youtube The most important advertising platform!
YouTube is the ideal platform for you to upload your repertoire. In case you still don’t get me, what I mean is that you record videos where you sing each of these songs. So, among many other things, two things will happen:
- You will have a portfolio that will contain all your videos. It’s like when you go shopping and they show you a catalogue. This way the customer knows if you have what they are looking for.
- If you do well, you will gain followers and visits, allowing you to monetize your YouTube channel.
At this point we can already talk about two ways to make money from music:
- Take an interest in singing at events.
- Monetize your visits and earn money with advertising as an affiliate.
- Do direct mail.
3- Own songs Every singer’s dream!
Once you’ve gotten a few subscribers, it’s time to start producing your own songs, even if nobody hired you. Since you already have followers, you just need to make sure the song is good. Then you can share it in different ways. But how do you make money with it?
First of all, it’s a way to generate more visits to earn through monetization. And at the same time, it’s a great way to show potential clients that you’re more talented than they thought. It’s not easy to produce a good song, so this speaks of you and your seriousness.
First of all, I don’t recommend selling the music to the consumer. But once they know you well and you have a loyal following, it’s not a bad idea to record an album and offer it for money through the various avenues that exist on the internet. If you are successful you will have a good income.
It never hurts to activate a link or button on a blog (if any) to get collaborations. Something like a donation. That way, loyal followers who want to contribute to your talent can do so.
4- Make Free Concerts Custom Events!
An excellent idea is to organize some “free” events yourself. And I put it in quotes because only entry is free as you may be able to use it to sell some food, advertise some shops etc.
But remember that you will not be recognized. So the event doesn’t have to be centered on your presence 🙁 lol. You need to find the perfect excuse to participate. This can be things like:
- «Come this Mother’s Day and enjoy with us an event dedicated to the queens of the house. We have prizes, surprises, music and much more. Bring your mom and enjoy with her! You can also celebrate Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and other special dates, among others.
The result of this can be two things:
- May you have money left over from everything you have organized.
- Make your singing known, and if it’s good, many will later be interested in hiring you.
When you write and don’t sing…
… you can still use your talent for creating letters. I also recommend you create a YouTube channel and find someone who can sing to perform some of your songs. You will do this to have examples of what you offer as an author. In this case, your main asset is a blog, since you won’t be showing a lot of audiovisual content, but rather texts. So create a blog and share a portfolio and make it clear that you have writing to sell.
Once you have a number of visits, followers… you can contact local and not so local singers and show that you have lyrics well received by the public, they might be interested in buying them.
If you only produce tracks…
…you can still make money with music. You can follow YouTube’s strategies as you offer audiovisual content. If it’s music, you can contact the singers, just like the last point. You can make money by monetizing videos, believe me this kind of music is in high demand on the internet. Not only for singing, but also as a background for videos, events, exhibitions, etc.
If you play an instrument like the piano, you can also use the Internet. You have to do the same as we explained in singing, with the difference that you show videos where the instrument is played. Besides attracting audiences, you can offer tutorials and take the opportunity to sell more advanced courses. This would be another way to make money from music!
Do you dare to make money with music?
We’ve already explained a bit about making money from music. I hope you use it and encourage yourself. I know you may not think you will go far as nobody knows you, but I am sure that if you do what you do and follow our advice with passion, you will go very far ! So keep your head up!
Without further ado, I have no choice but to say goodbye for the time being. Until next time!