We all know it takes millions of streams to make a decent income from music, but what most producers don’t hear about is the new music industry. The new music industry is where producers create their own economy. This industry smashes the old narrative of “you need a record deal to be successful.”
From selling beats, sample packs, or merchandise, to offering production services, or even just collecting your royalties the right way, there are a variety of money-making tactics that can financially benefit you as a music producer. However, with so many viable opportunities, how can you know which ones are the right ones for you? In this episode, guest host Adam Reifsteck shares his list of 21 different ways you can start earning money with your music production skills.
Adam Reifsteck, the founder of the Music Producers Alliance, opens up about his journey and the many twists and turns that have formed his multi-faceted career. From composer to recording engineer to label owner and music business coach, we discuss the reality that success is not a straight line.
There’s a long-running belief that if you just get signed to a label, you’ll have it made. However, the reality of being a modern touring musician is not all it’s cracked up to be. I dive deep with Christian, and we uncover the truth behind the opportunity that forging a successful group comes with its own perpetual set of challenges that just getting signed to a label won’t solve.
Why is it that so many of us don’t write down our goals? This one single habit can change the trajectory of our lives. But, for it to work, we also have to ask ourselves more intelligent questions to put our brains to work solving the problems we want it to crack. I dare you to take even just an hour to tackle these 11 intelligent questions to realize your dreams and see what you uncover.