How to Make Money as a Music Artist

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

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26 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Course Introduction

    • How to Make the Most out of this Course

    • What is Music Copyright?

    • Who Owns a Song?

    • Collaborations & Split Sheets

    • What Music Copyright Doesn’t Cover

    • Why You Should Register Your Music

    • Poor Man’s Copyright: Does it Work?

    • What You Need to Register Your Music

    • How to Register Your Music: Step-by-Step Instructions

    • #1: Introduction to Performance Rights Organizations

    • Applying for BMI: Step-by-Step Intructions

    • #2: BMI Live: How to Get Paid for Your Performance

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

    • #4 Direct-to-Fan Platforms: Monetize Your Relationship with Your Fans

    • #5: Synchronization License Royalties: Get Paid for Having Your Music On Shows

    • #6: Selling Merchandise: How to Successfully Sell Merchandise to Your Fans

    • #7: Streaming Services: Get Paid When Your Music Gets Streamed

    • #8: YouTube: How to Make Money with Your Music on YouTube

    • #9: Sampling: Get Paid When Another Artist Samples Your Song

    • #10: Crowd Funding: How to Raise Money from Your Fans

    • #11: Online Concerts: Host & Perform to Your Fans Online

    • #12: Sponsorships: How to Get Endorsed or Sponsored by Brands

    • #13: Print Royalties: How to Get Paid for Your Sheet Music

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

    • Course Summary & Wrap-up


About This Class

As a music artist, you’re owed money whenever the music is purchased, streamed, covered, played on the radio, performed in public, heard on YouTube, or sampled.

In this easy and actionable course, you'll discover the necessary steps you need to make money from music.

Every day around the world, artists produce music but don’t earn their maximum earning potential. Your songs can generate money and royalties for your entire life.

In fact, in 2012, more that $1 billion dollars in music publishing royalties went undistributed due to missing or unverified data. 

You need to make sure those earnings have no problem finding you. You’re entitled to these royalties every time gets played, purchased, or streamed.

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!

Learn the 15+ best ways to make money from music. I will clearly explain each method and give practical tips you can use to make money from your music.


★ Student review by Margaret Lovell, “This is a great course about Music Marketing - Sam discusses copyright and what that entails, plus he discusses contemporary ways of marketing one's music, in particular, through online channels. It's a perfect starter course.”

★ Student review by Medi Farshidfar, “This course was really great. I got familiar with many online platform to sell my music online. The instructor went through all the websites and gave a detailed instruction."


I’m a music lawyer in Los Angeles and I have years of experience working with music artists with their career. I completely understand how tough it is as an artist.

I have been a producer and musician for the last 15 years and I live and breath music just as much as you. I frequently give lectures on music law so I decided to combine all of my teachings and share my secrets in this course.


  • How to Register Your Music for Copyright - Prevent someone else making money from your music
  • Music Copyright, Who Owns a Song, Collaborations, and What Music Copyright Doesn’t Cover
  • Poor Man’s Copyright - does it work?
  • How to Get Paid Performance Royalties from Performing Rights Organizations - make money every time your music gets played
  • How to Get Paid for Your Performances - get paid every time you perform a public performance
  • How to Sell Your Music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music - how to leverage your fan base to make money
  • How to Get Your Music on TV Shows, Movies, and Video Games
  • How to Successful Sell Merchandise to Your Fans
  • How to Get Paid When Your Music Gets Streamed
  • How to Turn Your Passion for Music into an Income
  • How to Get Paid When Your Music Gets Streamed
  • How to Make Money with Your Music on YouTube - how to use YouTube’s Content ID system, work with a YouTube Partner Program Service, and earn ad revenue
  • How to Get Paid When Another Artist Samples Your Song
  • How to Raise Money from Your Fans with Crowdfunding
  • How to Host & Perform to Your Fans Online
  • How to Get Endorsed or Sponsored by Brands
  • How to Get Paid for Your Sheet Music
  • How to Exchange Your Song Downloads for Email Addresses
  • How to Grow Your Social Media Reach - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • How a Music Lawyer Can Help Boost Your Music Career
  • How a Cover Song Can Violate Copyright Law
  • How to Research Who Owns a Song
  • Common Music Licenses - mechanical license, master recording license, and sync license
  • Creative Commons - alternative way to copyright your music
  • Transfer of Copyright of Your Music
  • The Difference Between a Performing Right and a Mechanical Right
  • When Do You Need Permission to Sample Another Artist’s Music
  • How to Get Sample Clearance
  • What Constitutes Copyright Infringement
  • Digital Distribution Costs
  • And many, many topics added weekly!

What makes this course unique is that it’s an over-comprehensive course of everything you need to know making money from your passion.

With over two-hours of HD video content, you will be able to learn the secrets that successful artists make to make money from music.

Just imagine what you can do from making money and doing something you love at the same time!


  • Over 27 video lectures clearly explaining the ways you can make money from music!
  • Lifetime access, ask questions, and see the newest information available about making money as a music artist!
  • Quick actionable resources & links to help you boost your income

► What are you waiting for? 

★ Enroll right now!

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

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.





Sam Mollaei, Esq.

#1 Highest Rated Business Lawyer

I'm a business lawyer from beautiful Los Angeles, California and I help entrepreneurs start and grow their business. I've assisted more than 1,246 entrepreneurs start and succeed with their business.

My services including forming LLCs and S-Corporations (the best way to protect yourself and save on taxes), applying for EIN or ITIN, drafting and reviewing contracts, registering trademarks, and offering business consultation to help you start and grow your business.

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