Posted in TIPSOctober 30, 2012
Have you ever wondered why some songwriters make a fortune, while others make nothing? First, go through all of the songs you’ve ever written and ask yourself this simple question. How much have I earned on each one? $500,000? $100,000? How about $250? Maybe $25? Nothing?! I wouldn’t mind betting some of your songs are better than good. Some even outstanding with gut wrenching lyrics, and beautifully complimented melodies and chord structures so nicely arranged they could easily better the most successful earning songs out there today – and yet haven’t earned you a red cent. Why?? How come?? Where did it all go wrong??
Posted in TIPSJune 1, 2012
Getting involved in the music business because you eat, sleep, and breathe music is the RIGHT reason. Going into music purely for monetary gains is a drag, and in fact, there is definitely an argument to be made that chasing profits has come at the expense of good music at many labels. But, don’t confuse that fact with an idea that it is wrong to want to make money in the music business. To able to work in the music business, you need to be able to pay the bills from your music job. Period. Getting a paycheck doesn’t mean you are crossing over to the dark side – rather, it lets you keep doing what you love.