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$2000 with your music
Old 11th January 2017
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$2000 with your music

If you propose to earn $2000 with your music, what should you do to get it?

It seems a not very large amount, but ...
Old 11th January 2017
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I've made about £80 in 3 years lol. No idea. When you hear the answer let me know
Old 14th January 2017
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If you propose to earn $2000 with your music, what should you do to get it?

It seems a not very large amount, but ...
I guess you could make 2k with local gigs around yours?

But the question is why does nobody give answer to this?
Old 14th January 2017
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lttam, GeminIAm, thank you.
We do not perform live. We (me and collaborators) expect to have incomes by means of other ways. I mean, the best way would be to have good music to sync, license or similar things. But, yes, is not easy. The other not easy thing is to have the right contacts and people who needs the stuff.
Old 14th January 2017
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I guess we re all having the same problems. What type of music do you make? Very hard to make money with sort of experimental/unconventional stuff.
Old 14th January 2017
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Gigging. Made far more money gigging then releasing.
Old 27th January 2017
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I have some friends that are dancers and they need my work sometimes to put interesting effects in some mixed music that they dance, also to make an entire edits to them. I mean 5 minutes mix with a bunch pieces of music.

Sometimes is pretty boring cause they choose some bad quality musics to put in the mix, but if they are paying me, okay, I can do that. Actually I never know how much would be the right price to charge them. For mixing some different beats for them, I don't produce, I just mix the song and sometimes I also put some custom drums or so...

but back to topic I find very hard to make 2000 a month with streaming, very far than 2000 to be honest lol.



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Gigging. Made far more money gigging then releasing.

Yeap, if I could make just $1500 a month I could quit my day job (finally). I expect that to happen soon since I'm working and producing hard for it. You know, better releases, more gigs. Hopefully.
Old 30th January 2017
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even gigging doesn't pay enough, at least not enough to make it worthwhile, that's why I don't even gig, I want MONEY
Old 31st January 2017
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even gigging doesn't pay enough, at least not enough to make it worthwhile, that's why I don't even gig, I want MONEY
Me too!
Old 28th February 2017
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basically you're asking what it takes to be successful, right.
I think it's like this:
you need releases that are good, that sound like you and no one else, and you need to be able to reproduce that on stage.
music in general is also a very tribal thing; people tend to hang out in some scene or another. with it's own music and everything.
also it requires commitment. if you didn't practice because of work and family or something else important for you, then your performance on stage might be less. so you need to invest more time and maybe resources.
and you need to be lucky
Old 21st March 2017
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Sell your gear?

Unless you get lucky it's tricky. Playing at street corners may bring in some money. Other than that you could try by getting id of any form of artistic integrity. Write jingles, Write music for porn. Play in a cover band. Play dansband.
Old 27th March 2017
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even gigging doesn't pay enough, at least not enough to make it worthwhile, that's why I don't even gig, I want MONEY
That goes for me as well!
Old 28th May 2017
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basically you're asking what it takes to be successful, right.
I think it's like this:
you need releases that are good, that sound like you and no one else, and you need to be able to reproduce that on stage.
music in general is also a very tribal thing; people tend to hang out in some scene or another. with it's own music and everything.
also it requires commitment. if you didn't practice because of work and family or something else important for you, then your performance on stage might be less. so you need to invest more time and maybe resources.
and you need to be lucky
This!
Old 8th November 2017
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DJ
Old 9th November 2017
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DJ
how hard can it be? just buy a macbook pro, organise a spotify playlist and press play, then watch people dance think you are some kind of god.
Old 10th August 2018
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If you propose to earn $2000 with your music, what should you do to get it?

It seems a not very large amount, but ...
Busk?

Is money the only metric you are interested in? You don't care if it is $2000 from one person, or 2000000 people?

Over what time period? A week? A month? A year? A lifetime?

Gross, or net? Turnover, or profit?

One track, or 100 albums?

How much time have you got to work on it? One hour every second weekend, or 16 hours a day for the rest of your life?

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Sell your gear?
Likely the most realistic answer.

How to become a millionaire in the music industry:

First, start with 2 million dollars...

Old 5th December 2018
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I've made about £80 in 3 years lol. No idea. When you hear the answer let me know
Lmao me too. Had support from big name DJs and havent made anything haha
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