The Music Businesses
In this section you´ll learn about the Music businesses. How it works and how you should approach it.
How to Sell Your Songs for Maximum Profit
If you feel you are a talented songwriter you might be wondering how to break into the music business. There are plenty of songwriters that might have half the talent as you feel you have that are making money selling their songs. It isn’t just talent that gets you into the game; it’s what you know about the game that gets you noticed.
There are a variety of ways to make money in the music business besides just being a performing artist. If you are a writer of songs, you can make money with your talent. There are a few things you can do in order to sell your songs for maximum profit. Read on to find out how to go about selling your songs to make money with your music.
Learn the Industry
Just like any other career objective, learning about the industry in which you will be working is important. Learn how the music industry works and how the role you will be playing will fit within that framework. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to ready your songs to be heard by people that matter without the use of recording studios and back up band players.
What are the Music Buyers Listening To?
The music business is driven by songs that sell. Lots of quality songs are overlooked or do not become popular because they are not what is considered “in” by the music purchasing public. Often it is the young people that drive what is popular and what is not and if you are going to succeed in selling your songs you may have to write for that audience at some point in your career.
If you feel you can’t sell out your talent on shallow music, then stick to your guns and keep on writing quality music and lyrics. Though young people buy the large majority of music, more baby-boomers are getting into the new technology that enables them to listen to the music that pleases them and they are often looking for songs with a little more meaning.
Going the Distance
When you write songs and music that come from your heart, it can permit you to stay in the business for the long run. If you stay away from fads and the music that is here today and gone tomorrow you will be able to craft work that will be considered classic long after the song of the day has faded away.
Market Yourself Wisely
Even though the work should be what matters, often it is the person too. Even if your song is one of the best to be found, if A&R people don’t like you, you’re not going to get very far in the business. The only music genre that places more value on the song than the writer is country. They are not as much into playing the game as genres such as hip-hop, R&B and rock and roll.
Keep the Dream
Stay focused on the goals you want to accomplish and believe in the work you create. Be honest with yourself and demand the best quality for the demos you will be sending out to the A&R people so that the song has the ability to sell itself. Though a new day has dawned in the music industry, you can still hold onto the values you cherish and not be a quick flash in the pan and still make money with your music.
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It was once erroneously thought that a band, a musical artist or a songwriter made money by selling their albums or now, their CDs. Add to the mix the money they must be making from all their concert tour dates and you would figure that is what makes them multi-millionaires. That’s just not true! It is in the music licensing business that the money is being made.
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