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How Musicians Earn Passive Income music licensing

Ready to learn the secrets to how musicians earn passive income these days? Passive income used to be the cornerstone of the music biz.

When you think about the golden age of the music industry, musicians would earn passive income all the time. It's why Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson became...

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Best Sites for Free Samples & Free Loops production tips reviews
 

The only thing a music producer likes more than good samples are good free samples or free loops. And I'm here to hook you up! I’ve done the digging for you to find the best sites for free samples & free loops. 

Of course, samples and loops can be expensive....

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Eastwood Classic 4 Bass Review - A Short Scale Semi-Hollow Body Dream? reviews

Looking for a new short scale hollow body bass?

I’m not going to bury the lede in my Eastwood Classic 4 bass review: it’s a very good, unique bass for its price ($549), but probably won’t be your main bass. In short, there are so many things to like about Eastwood Guitar’s...

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5 Secrets for a Song that Sells - Music Licensing Tips! music licensing songwriting

If you’re interested in licensing your music, here are some secrets for a song that sells! Check out these five simple tips that will make your songs instantly more marketable to start earning a passive income by selling your music.

Watch this free video to learn how to license your music...

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August & September 2016 Earnings Report earnings report

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times! August was my best month of license on Pond 5, by a significant margin. September was one of the worst this year.

In August, I licensed 20 tracks for $267, which puts it an average price per sale of $13.50. Back in May I was averaging...

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Best Gifts for Musicians on All Budgets reviews

Having played music for 20+ years, I can say that these are the best gifts for musicians, hands down.

These are tools I use every day to make hundreds of dollars licensing my music.

Most of these gifts are biased towards guitar players, but there’s plenty of affordable gifts for all types...

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How to Write a Song: Intros music licensing songwriting

If you want to learn how to write a song, the first thing you’ll need is a *strong* intro. As the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” and that’s as true in song writing as it is in anything else. In fact, as I’ve said in my tips...

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May 2017 stock music licensing earnings report earnings report

May 2017 was my best month licensing music. I earned more than $330 on my main licensing site, Pond 5. This is $30 more than my previous high, and I've basically earned more than $300 per month licensing music this entire year. 

I think this success selling music online is due to three main...

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2 Easy Song Licensing Business Models music licensing

When it comes to selling stock music (what is stock music?), there are 2 easy song licensing business models that have been successful for countless musicians. The first involves directly pitching your songs to music supervisors. The second, and even easier, way to license your...

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Music Licensing: The 3 Types of Rights music business music licensing

If you're interested in music licensing, there are three main types of rights: Mechanical, Synchronization, and Broadcast. There's also a fourth type of right, print rights, but those aren't as common unless you have a big hit.

Now music licensing is super complicated, but I'm hoping to...

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How to Release an Album Online (Beginner’s Guide + Timeline) music business

For years I had no idea how to release an album online, so I let the songs clog up my hard drive. After lots of research (and frustration), I finally put it all together. Here's how.

It's actually really easy to release your album these days. But there's a lot of steps you need to take to make...

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September and October 2017 Stock Music Licensing Earnings Reports earnings report

Ok, I'm back again with the September and October stock music earnings reports. As I usually say - it was the best of times, it was the worst of times (aka - the industry is inconsistent). 

So in September I smashed through my record high to earn $382 on Pond 5 licensing music. Then the...

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