Every Some months I put together my music licensing earnings report to show much money I make selling music online. I do this not to brag, but to demonstrate that you really can make money licensing your music.
I also do it because it’s an exercise that helps me learn more about what is working in my portfolio and what isn’t.
Hopefully we can strategize together. Maybe somethings work for me that you haven’t tried yet. Maybe you’ve got some secret sauce for big stock music sales that I haven’t tried. What have you learned from your music licensing earnings?
I welcome any comments or insights you might have into trends. If you’d like to learn more about how to license music online, check out this free video.
In addition, I’ll also include a topline chart mapping out the change in revenue per month, once I’ve got a few of these drafted.
There are tons of folks out there making way more than me. And tons making less. This here is an attempt at transparency
Of course, one of my favorite parts is that when someone asks, “what do you do?” I can reply (with a straight face) “I’m a musician.” Sure, you I still have a day job. But think about it like this: which signifies your craft has reached a professional level: when your friend pays $5 for your EP to support you (and I’ve been there -it’s great to have friends that support you!) or when random strangers are willing to shell out $40 or $50 to license your song to be the face of something they’re putting their own creative energy into?
Selling music online is about a lot more than money, it’s about knowing that you’ve created music that is being put to good use instead of just sitting on your hard drive. It’s about getting your music heard.
And it’s about community, knowing that other creatives will be using your art as part of their project.
Monthly Music Licensing Earnings Reports
Here is the music licensing earnings report for:
- April 2016
- May 2016
- June & July 2016
- August & September 2016
- December 2016
- May 2017
- June 2017
- September & October 2017
- October 2018