Make Money in Music

Explore proven strategies for success for independent musicians, songwriters and producers in this space for indie music success. Think big about your music career and prosper.

5 Ways to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged Without Spamming Them

Your email list is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to marketing your music. So it’s important to get email marketing right and keep your fans engaged. If you go months without sending anything to your email subscribers,…
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New Online Course - The Lucrative Home Studio

The Lucrative Home Studio will help you master the business, technical, and creative secrets of consistently producing professional radio-ready recordings. This 8 module online training program will take your production chops WAY beyond…

How to Get Your Music on Spotify Playlists

“How to get your music on Spotify playlists?” That’s the hot question in the mind of just about every indie musician on the planet. And with good reason. There are plenty of inspiring stories of musicians who got one song on a crazy-popular…

Music Industry Jobs of the Future

Music Industry Jobs of the Future Billboard recently posted an article about the music industry jobs of the future and it is fascinating and brilliant! The music industry jobs of the future are all about Storytelling, Playlisting, Content…
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How to Promote Your Music

The internet has opened up endless possibilities to promote your music. And, while that may seem daunting, it really allows you to experiment and let your creativity run wild! The key to successfully promoting your music in today's music…
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How to Book Gigs on Your Own as an Indie Musician

Gigs - before a booking agent will work with you every musician has to start out booking their own gigs and concerts. But, as you’ve probably realized, this is a lot easier said than done. Especially since there are SO many musicians…
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How to License Your Music - 4 Steps to Get Started

1,000,000 streams on Spotify will get you approximately $3,000 in royalties. 1 MILLION! Can you even hit that target in a whole year? I’m not even sure I could make it in TEN years! Here are 6 different ways you could make…
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Instagram for Musicians: 5 Music Marketing Tips You Need to Know

Social media is one of the most effective music promotion channels. With over 800 million monthly active users - 500 million of which are using the app every day - Instagram is a great way to engage with and grow your audience, and many…
How to use Facebook Live to Promote Your Music

How to Use Facebook Live to Promote Your Music

You’ve no doubt seen that little “Live” button on Facebook. Maybe you’ve even joined a Facebook Live video or seen other bands using Facebook Live. Right now, live video (on any platform) is one of the most powerful tools available…
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Musicians: Here's How to Sell More Music with Facebook Live

Facebook Live videos are getting a lot of attention recently. And with good reason - right now they are at the top of the algorithm in terms of reach and engagement. In other words, Facebook prioritizes live videos in the newsfeed. There…

Build a Team for Music Success

Today, I'd like to talk about what it takes to build a team for music. As a musician, you've probably got more things to do than you have time in the day, right? You need to write, practice, play, rehearse, perform, and record. But…
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5 Ways to Boost Facebook Engagement on Your Musician Page

Boost Facebook engagement and get more attention for your music With organic reach declining as a result of more content being shared, Facebook is largely becoming a pay to play platform. While this makes it harder to reach your fans without…
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How to Self Release An Album

One of the biggest questions I get all the time is "How do I self release an album?" The truth is, today it's easier than ever to release your own music without the help of a big record label. But, there's a difference between just releasing…
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Help! I'm Writing a Song - 6 Songwriting Tips to Write Your Next Hit

Writing a song might sound like a fairly easy thing to accomplish, and sometimes it can be. But not every time. Sure, there are only 11 notes in the scale, but there are a seemingly infinite amount of combinations waiting to be discovered.…
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Content Marketing for Musicians: How to Get More Superfans

Marketing and promoting your music is a task every musician has to face throughout their career. But it’s also the one thing many musicians wish they never had to do again. With all the noise out there it can really feel like no one's…
How to sell more music with landing pages

How to Sell More Music with Landing Pages

Today I want to talk to you about selling more music. (Or merch… Or tickets.) More specifically, I want to key you in on one of the most effective ways to get fans to take that next step and support you. Surprisingly enough, this tool…
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Email Marketing for Musicians: Writing Emails Your Fans Will Love

Email is one of the best ways to get in touch with your fans and promote your music these days. But make no mistake, this isn’t a 100% thing. Most people get hundreds of emails per day. The big question is, how do you stand out? How do…
10 Ways to Grow Your Email List for Musicians

Musicians: Here's 10 Ways to Grow Your Email List

As an indie musician, if you don’t have an email list (or you have one and never use it), you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Compared to social media - where most of your posts can get lost in the feed never to be seen again - email…
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Advice for Writers and Other Creative Entrepreneurs

A massive shift in the publishing business is empowering today’s writers and creative entrepreneurs in ways that were simply not possible in years past. Reaching readers directly has never been easier, and the writers who know how to take…
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Music Licensing: The ONLY 3 Things You Need to Make Money

A lot of musicians see music licensing as this big, super-intimidating goal. Maybe you feel like you need to have a publisher before you can start. Or perhaps it seems like you need to have a catalog of at least 50 songs before you can…
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Top 20 TV Radio Interview Tips

When you are promoting a show or a tour or an album you may get the chance to be on TV or the Radio. I’ve been on TV Radio Interviews many times and got media training that really helped. Here are my top 20 TV Radio Interview tips that…
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Live Webinars This Week on Content Marketing!

Content Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs This week, we are holding live training on content marketing and how to build and connect with an audience around your creative work. What Exactly is Content Marketing? I want you to think of…
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5 Easy Hacks to Make Your Cover Songs Stand Out - FREE WEBINAR

With the DIY revolution and the rise of the music middle class in today’s music industry, it’s really easy to get caught up in all the business and music promotion stuff. But despite all the tools and resources and services at your…
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Planning a Viral Music Video - Back to the 90s with New Artist Model Member Jensen Reed

An Interview with Jensen Reed on the Viral Music Video Back to the 90s It's the big question on most musicians minds... How do you create that perfect viral music video? One that can launch your career forward and raise awareness for you…

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