Music Producers Suck At Business!
In 2017, I predicted that the amount of wannabe Music Producers in the world would increase tenfold before mid-2018! well, I regret to inform you that I was right!
Today I want to point out something that’s already quite obvious to you all.
You don’t need a record deal or to be noticed by a top-level A&R guy to make a living from your music!
That’s the last time I’ll say it.
I want you to bookmark this article and read it as if it’s the music producers version of the Bible, here is where I will break down 3 Income Sources for Music Producers that you can take advantage of as quickly as tonight and start seeing a steady stream of income from in as little as a month if you truly get your head down and focus on executing what I’m about to tell you!
This probably won’t be what you think, so try to think out the box and be open-minded.
Selling Royalty-Free Music On AudioJungle
Audio Jungle is lesser known to Music Producers than other platforms similar to it, Like Beatstars and Airbit, Audio Jungle is a place to sell your music, but unlike the others, this is a place you’ll want to be registered at if you fancy taking a dig at getting your music and sound effects used in movies, short films, youtube videos and so on.
But beware! Only consider using Audio Jungle if you’re ok with selling your music royalty-free.
Beat leasing platforms are of course known by all, and the advantage of beat leasing is that you as the creator can still hold onto the rights of your music no matter how many times your beats lease, but of course this depends on what level of lease you sell, if you’re selling exclusives, that means you’re giving up the rights to a particular beat for a negotiated fee.
Selling Music and Sound Effects on Audio Jungle is similar to leasing a beat, All-though if someone buys your music and uses it in the next The Fast and the Furious movie don’t expect a royalty check to come through your door anytime soon.
More Details – Sign Up Here
Selling Services On Konker
Konker is a Marketplace for services similar to Fiverr, But with Konker there is a subtle difference, This marketplace is niched out just for internet marketers, meaning people that put together hundreds of marketing materials every year like video and are in desperate need of audio services, If you’re a great engineer as well as a producer, then you much more likely to do well on Konker by offering a variety of different services such as:
- Mixing & Mastering
- Audio Editing
- Voiceovers & So On
Think about it! You’ve spent years perfecting your skills as a music producer and audio engineer, Most people are not like us weird musicians, Everything that you do in your studio is an art form and that doesn’t just mean just making music. If you’re mixing engineer you’ve spent years training and perfecting your ears to hear things that regular human beings don’t, It’s time to buck up and start earning from it.
More Details – Sign Up to Konker Here
Refer Musicians To DistroKid
So you’ve put out your own projects before right? If you have, you’ve probably used a service like DistroKid before, designed to keep musicians from going insane and making distributing music across leading streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon, a hell of a lot easier than manually taking care of it yourself.
Simply upload your music and DistroKid will wave their magic wands and within no time you can start earning royalties from streams, plans start off at $19.99 and you can upload as many songs and albums as you want as a single artist!
But did you know DistroKid also has an affiliate programme? and If you already have a paid account you’re already a member! all you have to do is:
- Sign into DistroKid
- Click Settings (the “gear” icon)
- Click “Referral Program”
You’ll get $5 per customer, and your friends will all get 7% off of their first-year’s membership.
More Details – Sign Up to DistroKid Here
In how many ways are you monetizing your skills as a Music Producer? Drop your answers in the comments below…