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How To Make Money From Music (12 Ways)

November 11, 2023

Whenever you see musicians complaining about not being able to make money from music, they’re probably not making money from music. Because there are definitely ways to use your musical skills to earn a part-time or full-time income.

Is it difficult? Yes. As Russ says, you have to be delusional to make a living as a musician. In other words, you have to be ridiculously passionate about music. If you are, you can provide value to listeners and get paid for providing that value.

So, below are 12 ways to make money from music. I’ve made or currently make money from most of these income streams, so I know it’s possible.

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By offering 12 practical ways to make money from music, it empowers aspiring artists to explore alternative revenue streams beyond traditional means. It's a reminder that success in the music industry requires not only talent but also entrepreneurship and strategic thinking. By leveraging these strategies, musicians can enhance their financial stability while pursuing their passion for music. You can learn more about the soundcloud algorithm here:

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