Captain SIB have proven that it may not be so hard for aspiring musicians to get a slice of success pie. As entertainment bloggers and podcasters who have a background in music, we understand how tricky it can be to get recognition and sales. Here at SIB HQ we have some advice for musicians who are wondering how to get money for music.
You have spent time and lots of cash in the studio. You have produced what may be the biggest record since Black Lace’s ‘Agadoo’. Now you need to sell it. That studio wasn’t cheap. Neither was the fruit basket for your Elton John themed launch party. So now you need to get paid for your hard work and artistic vision.
A solid social network is the key to success here. In todays world of entertainment the industry is so fragmented and splintered that it is easy for anyone with enough drive to make a good living through producing and performing music. We are all so connected. If you have music you want to sell through amazon, iTunes, Zune, Bandcamp or whatever it can be done with a few choice words and the click of a ‘share’ button. Instantly your music is visible and if you are properly connected to your fanbase, you are making money. Follow these vital steps and start building a solid platform for promoting and selling your music.
Money for Music – The Beginning
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Now getting fans is a whole different kettle of bananas into which we will delve in our next article. Here is just one simple technique to get you started. Identify which bands or artists you sound like most on Twitter. Be honest with yourself. Then target their fans. Follow them. They most often follow back and should already love your style of music.
There are so many other ways to build your fanbase but, as I said, we will get into it on our next article. You have more than enough to be getting on with anyway. Your on-line empire awaits.
Still to come on How to get money for music – The Captain SIB way
- Building a Fanbase
- Getting the best gigs
So in the meantime, submit your band to our team and maybe get some plays on our popular podcasts. It will be the first steps in getting more fans. Our listeners are always on the look out for their favourite new artists and we also do our bit to spread the word.