How Does Music Publishing Work? A Simple Look For Musicians

How Does Music Publishing Work

Music publishing is a great way to make money from your music. That said, a lot of musicians and songwriters still don’t understand exactly how they can make money from publishing their music. Yes you can record and sell your music, but there’s a lot more you can do with your published music then just that.

Want to find out all the ways you can make money from your songs? Then download and read this short ebook from CD baby. It does a good job of simplifying what publishing music actually involves, and how you can benefit from it:

Music Publishing 101

Not Making Much Money From Your Music? Here’s Possible Reasons Why

Not Making Much Money From Your Music Heres Possible Reasons Why

Making money from your music career is the aim of a lot of musicians. But if you’ve been making music a while now and aren’t managing to get into profit, why is that? This is what Tom Hess looks at in the guide I’m about to share with you.

First though, the two main points that stood out for me were:

  1. Not having just one source of income for your music career. Most full time musicians have multiple smaller sources of income which form to make one bigger source. You can see a list of music related incomes here.
  2. Thinking having more fans will lead to more income. This isn’t always the case; you often need to focus on quality.

Anyway, you can read the full guide on Music Marketing [dot] com here:

Why Most Musicians Don’t Make Money

Why You Shouldn’t Be Bitter When Things In The Music Business Don’t Go Your Way

Why You Shouldnt Be Bitter When Things In The Music Business Don't Go Your Way

Fact: Things in the music industry won’t always go your way. Throughout your career, you’ll face rejection from other musicians, companies, and people who you wanted to turn into fans. It’s just the way it is.

Now from here, you have two choices. You can either become bitter, or you can be better. But which will you choose?

A look at what each involves and a hint as to which you should go with can be found here:

Bitter or Better: The Two Types of Artists

How Much Time Should You Invest In Your Music Career?

How Much Time Should You Invest In Your Music Career

So you want to become a professional musicians. But how much time do you need to invest into making and marketing your music before you get to a stage you’re happy with? Is there a minimum amount?

Shaun Letang looks at this issue in the guide below. Have a look if you’re wondering if it’s possible to make a success out of your music when you’re juggling it with a job, kids and the like:

How Much Time Do You Need To Dedicate To Being A Musician?

The Real Reason You Can’t Get People To Listen To Your Music…

The Real Reason You Can't Get People To Listen To Your Music

Is often because you’re not targeting and marketing to the right people! Simply promoting your music to everyone you come across is largely a waste of time, instead you should be focusing your efforts on people who are proven to like your kind of music.

Andy Othling talks about this kind of thing in the following guide. He also looks at how you can go about finding the right people, people who will be happy to hear your kind of music:

The #1 reason why not ENOUGH people are listening to your music

The Reason You Don’t Have A Lot Of Twitter Fans, And What To Do About It

The Reason You Dont Have A Lot Of Twitter Fans And What To Do About It

Having trouble building up your Twitter numbers? Want to increase your fanbase and interaction levels? Then the following guide is for you!

In it, Ari looks at why many musicians can’t get their Twitter numbers to take off, and gives 8 good suggestions on how to get things rolling in the right direction. The full guide can be seen here:

Why You Have No Twitter Followers

Music Placement In Adverts: Non-Exclusive Agreements Vs Exclusive Agreements

Music Placement In Adverts Non-Exclusive Agreements Vs Exclusive Agreements

So you want to submit your music for potential placements in an advert. But should you be going for a non exclusive agreement or an exclusive one? And what’s the difference?

This is what Andy Kykens looks at today on Music Think Tank. While the theory can take a little bit of time to get your head around, it’s worth sticking with if you seriously want to get some of your music used in adverts and the like. He also gives a top tip for approaching an ad agency, so read on to the end to see what that is:

Do Non-Exclusive Agreements Earn More From Music Placements?

Are You On The Right Path In Your Music Career? Find Out Here!

Are You On The Right Path In Your Music Career

Ever wondered if you’re on the right path in the music industry but had no way of finding out? Well that’s all about to change with this recently released quiz by Music Industry How To! Made to give you an idea of how music business savvy you are, you can take it now and see where you are:

Quiz: How Likely Are You To Succeed In The Music Industry?

6 Common Bad Habits You Need To Avoid As A Musician

6 Common Bad Habits You Need To Avoid As A Musician

As a musician, bad habits can kill your music career. After all, if you keep doing the same thing over and over for years but they’re the wrong things, you’re not going to go very far are you.

With that in mind, here are 6 bad habits a lot of musicians are guilty of. If you find you do any of them, break the habit asap:

6 Bad Habits Most Musicians are Guilty Of

Photo Shoots For Musicians; The Step By Step Guide

Photo Shoots For Musicians The Step By Step Guide

A good image is important as a musicians. Photos play a big part in getting the right image.

Want to get a professional photo shoot for yourself or your band / group, but don’t know what’s involved or what’s expected of you? Feat not, as the following guide from Russ Robinson on Bandzoogle will give you all the details you need. If you need professional photos for your next set of art, this is a must read guide:

The Definitive Survival Guide for Band and Musician Photo Shoots

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