Friday, February 8, 2013

How do you turn music into money?

How do you turn your music into money? Of course everyone does it for the sake of the music but that doesn't pay the rent. This interesting article shows how an independent artist (Zoe Keating a cellist) makes her money. Basically she makes most of her money from iTunes with Bandcamp and Amazon also providing a good deal of her revenue. Streaming sites like Spotify only provide a small amount of income though as with anything the exact mix will depend on the artist and their genre.

The message surely has to be though that by cutting out the middle man (i.e. the major record labels) then artists can be best rewarded for their art. Thats what we indie kids have been saying all along...

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