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Multiple Streams Of Income For Musicians

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : May 2014 

If you’re like me, you’ve probably realized that it’s hard to make a substantial income from any one revenue stream related to music.  Short of making it “big” in the music business, if you want to do music full time, it will most likely entail taking advantage of two or more different revenue streams, that together will add up to a full time income.

Last year was my best overall year yet financially, as a professional musician.  I don’t really like to reveal exactly what my inco...


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Pursuing A Music Career After 40

Posted by Aaron Davison on Sunday, May 25, 2014, In : May 2014 

This post is for my middle aged and over readers.  If you’re not in this group, I’d suggest reading this post anyway to get a better idea of how to plan ahead for the inevitable changes in your approach to your music career that await.  Whether you like it or not, you will get older, and it’s important to think about what kind of lifestyle you want to lead, five, ten and even twenty years from now.  What works for you now, might not work for you in the future.  If you don’t plan for t...


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Five Reasons You're Not Licensing More Music

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, In : May 2014 

If you aren't licensing as much of your music as you'd like or if you simply haven't been able to successfully license any of your music, then most likely one or more of the reasons below is why:

 

1) Your Songs Aren't Good Enough - If you've been actively trying to license your music without success then this is the first place you need to look.  Are your songs good?  Are your songs great?  I know this is a hard thing to be objective about but you really need to try to distance yourself a ...


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The Path To Full Time Revenue From Music Licensing

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : May 2014 

I recently recorded a new episode of my podcast, Music, Money and Life.  In this latest episode I interviewed The Irish songwriter/composer Emmett Cooke.  This was one of my best interviews yet, perhaps my best ever,  and I was really excited to share it with you.  Unfortunately when I listened back to the audio I recorded, it was completely corrupted.  Almost the entire interview is unintelligible.  Doh!

So I’ve decided that instead of re-recording the entire interview, I would give you som...


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Connecting With People In The Music Licensing Business

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : May 2014 

I recently interviewed Chris Davison (no relation to me), The owner of the music licensing company Fliktrax. In our interview, Chris echoed something that I have heard over and over from people working in the music licensing business, which is if you want to find out about licensing opportunities you need to stay in regular communication with the people who are representing your music.  Most opportunities in this business aren't going to come to you, but if you take the time to reach out to p...


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