How to Make Money as a Music Artist | Sam Mollaei, Esq. | Skillshare

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
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5 of 5 students recommend this class
To the point, in depth and very helpful for clueless musicians. Watch it. It`s just one Game of Thrones Episode :P
Great, in-depth info on how to protect the rights to your music (and how to not violate copyright law if you incorporate music by other musicians in your work), and a really helpful overview with specific suggestions on the variety of ways to generate income as a musician. The info provided is current and future-looking, and the specific suggestions for revenue streams from a lawyer perspective help direct you through the maze of all the possibilities. The format was a bit dry, and the teacher seemed to be reading from a pre-written script, but the info was spot-on, focused, and immensely helpful.