Category Archives: Money

Why I Chose Patreon – Passive Promotion

Marketing  Money

I haven’t bought a CD since 2011. If it isn’t on Spotify, to me, it doesn’t exist. Once you’ve experienced the convenience of having the entire history of recorded music in your pocket, why would you go back to… »

Stephen Kellogg Climbs Ladders Worth Climbing

Money  Music

How to keep coming back. How to say “yes” even when “yes” feels scary. It’s better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb then the middle of one you don’t. »

Why a Gin Company Hired Musicians as Part-Time Salespeople


When I read Cathy’s Huyghe article on why a gin company hired musicians as salespeople I could only wonder why more people haven’t already figured this out. »

How to Make a Living as a Modern Musician


The Modern Musician Show interviews successful musicians delivering actionable tips, tricks, strategies and tactics to show how a career in music can still be fulfilling and make money. »

You Need to Be Versatile


My Dad was always playing music around our house. It was either him playing guitar, or the soulful sounds of Stevie Ray or Clapton coming through the speakers. When I saw my Dad playing guitar I knew that I wanted to try it. »

Next Steps to Music Licensing

Marketing  Money

My music career has advanced significantly in the two years since I first wrote about film and TV placement. As more and more licensing opportunities become available to indie artists, I’m often asked for advice. »

3 Easy Way to Increase Your Album Sales!

Marketing  Money

What is an Autoresponder and why should you give a crap about it?
Well my friend…an Autoresponder is going to become your new best buddy as a modern day DIY musician… »

Every Song Tells A Story…But Does It Need To Be An Abstract Novel?


The following are a few tips that may add success to your songwriting experience. Songwriters and songwriting. »

I Want to Play Clubs that Pay Me. How Do I Do That?


I wish all musicians would just stop playing for free because it undermines the people willing to “say, yes I would love to play at your club, now let’s talk about the guarantee.”
But since that’s not going to happen, let me tell you personally how to get paid. »


Advertising  Marketing  Money

Recently, the UK government passed The Digital Economy Act which included many, perhaps draconian, measures to combat online music piracy (including withdrawing broadband access for persistent pirates). But how much money do musicians really get paid in this new digital marketplace? »