Sometimes musicians are so focused on trying to find their "big break" that they miss many smaller opportunities to move their career forward and make money from their music on a daily basis. I don't think there's ever been more tools available to musicians to promote their music and build their careers than there is now.
One of the things I've been doing recently is finding at least one thing I can do every day to promote my music and move my career forward, both as it relates to licensing and my music in general. And guess what, it's working! I'm making more money from my music and more importantly I'm feeling more and more inspired.
Today I thought I'd share a list of ideas I've generated of things you can do on a daily basis to generate more interest for your music and make more money from your music.
In no particular order, here they are:
1) Post creative videos of your music on Youtube that link to Itunes or other online places people can buy your music - Someone else recently made a stop animation video of one of my songs that has gotten hundreds of thousands of hits. I've noticed a definite spike in my Itunes sales since then despite an actual link to my music or even being properly identified.
2) Submit your music to one new licensing opportunity every day - This is an idea I explore in my 90 Day Challenge I program. If you're doing this on your own, you can use my directory ( http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/music-licensing-directory.php ) or if you have the time, you can Google "music libaries" or "music supervisors" and find leads that way.
3) Write a new song - I don't think this needs explaining.
4) Book a gig - As much as I like writing songs, having my music licensed, selling music and so on, I don't think there's any aspect of what I do that I enjoy as much as I enjoy playing live. I've been playing out regularly lately and in addition to making extra money, which is always nice, it's so much fun!
Here's A Recent Clip Of Me Performing In The Dominican Republic
In : May 2012
Tags: music licensing music publishing ascap bmi sesac songwriting
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