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How to Make Money as a Music Artist

Sam Mollaei, Esq., #1 Highest Rated Business Lawyer

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26 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      6:10
    • 2. How to Make the Most out of this Course

      1:14
    • 3. What is Music Copyright?

      4:49
    • 4. Who Owns a Song?

      2:44
    • 5. Collaborations & Split Sheets

      3:01
    • 6. What Music Copyright Doesn’t Cover

      1:21
    • 7. Why You Should Register Your Music

      2:49
    • 8. Poor Man’s Copyright: Does it Work?

      1:55
    • 9. What You Need to Register Your Music

      1:48
    • 10. How to Register Your Music: Step-by-Step Instructions

      10:04
    • 11. #1: Introduction to Performance Rights Organizations

      3:10
    • 12. Applying for BMI: Step-by-Step Intructions

      3:37
    • 13. #2: BMI Live: How to Get Paid for Your Performance

      2:42
    • 14. #3: Music Distributors: Sell Your Music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.

      3:19
    • 15. #4 Direct-to-Fan Platforms: Monetize Your Relationship with Your Fans

      3:40
    • 16. #5: Synchronization License Royalties: Get Paid for Having Your Music On Shows

      3:22
    • 17. #6: Selling Merchandise: How to Successfully Sell Merchandise to Your Fans

      3:22
    • 18. #7: Streaming Services: Get Paid When Your Music Gets Streamed

      1:23
    • 19. #8: YouTube: How to Make Money with Your Music on YouTube

      5:32
    • 20. #9: Sampling: Get Paid When Another Artist Samples Your Song

      2:31
    • 21. #10: Crowd Funding: How to Raise Money from Your Fans

      2:15
    • 22. #11: Online Concerts: Host & Perform to Your Fans Online

      2:36
    • 23. #12: Sponsorships: How to Get Endorsed or Sponsored by Brands

      4:18
    • 24. #13: Print Royalties: How to Get Paid for Your Sheet Music

      2:19
    • 25. #14: “Follow to Download” Tactic: Exchange of Song Downloads for Email Addresses

      1:40
    • 26. Course Summary & Wrap-up

      1:20

Project Description

Today, music artists have more opportunities than ever to make significant income from their songs. 

While artists want to concentrate on their craft, making an income from your passion is the hardest aspect of the music industry.

Having access to information online doesn’t equal understanding; and just because you CAN make money from your music doesn’t mean you know HOW to do it. This is where this course comes in!

In the attached PDF please find a summary of the 15+ ways you can make money as a music artist!

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