Published on July 24th, 2017 | by AlexandreG.0
Making Money With Music – How Can It Be Done
As with all creative careers, unless you make it big you can struggle to pay the bills with your craft. Talented writers, artists, musicians and other creatives all over the world come across great difficulty when it comes to turning what they love into a career. While often you need a good dose of luck in your favor, luckily there are things that you can do to make some money doing what you love while you wait for your big break! Here are a few ideas when it comes to music.
Create a Band
Do you love the atmosphere of live music? If so, why not be part of that yourself by putting together a band? If you and your friends play instruments, it makes sense to get together, but if not you could always seek other local band members online and have a practice together. If you sound good, you could apply to nearby clubs and venues to see if there are any opportunities to play live. If you get a regular slot it’s a good way to earn a little extra income, and who knows where it could lead. It’s a fantastic opportunity to share your talent with an audience, and make some money from your craft too.
Create a Track
Another way to make money as a musician is to create a music track to sell online. With the right software and a little practice, the sky’s the limit. If you’re a talented singer or play an instrument, these things can be incorporated into it too. If you use an audio mastering company to do the post production work on the track, they will ensure it sounds as good as it can possibly be. Unless you have the right equipment and software at home, this is something that can be tricky to do. If you’re lucky your track will catch on and lots of people will buy it, and if you’re really lucky it could get picked up to use as an advert or in a tv show. One thing you could do if you’re looking to get your name out there is create music that can be used royalty free on things like Youtube videos. It’s hard for creators to find quality tracks, while you won’t get paid for it you will be credited, and it’s a great way to get your name out there. This can lead to success when it comes to selling music later down the line.
Teach or Tutor
Teaching is incredibly rewarding and allows you to pass on your skills to someone else, and you can make some money in the process. Teaching and tutoring can be quite lucrative, people are willing to pay good money especially for one on one sessions. So if you’re a skilled musician and have what it takes to teach (plenty of patience and understanding!) why not consider this? If you get a lot of customers you could open up business premises and teach from there. Otherwise, you could have students come to your home.