If you are a DIY musician and composer, you’re wondering: can I make money with my music? While there are other ways to make money, two popular options are stock music sites, and streaming (with downloading to a minor extent these days).
They are different approaches and strategies, so let’s discuss each one of them.
PlayerListen to “Episode 68: Streaming versus stock music” on Spreaker.
This episode has the following structure:
- Contact information and how you can support
- Stock music discussion
- Streaming discussion
- Artlist.io, Soundstripe, Pond5, Audio Jungle, Music Bed, Marmoset
- Will be listened to by marketing people from agencies and such
- Good for instrumental music, short jingles
- Requires high quality work to get approved on the best services
- Allows for your music to be available for sync with ads or movies
- Distrokid, Tunecore, Ditto Music, CD Baby
- Pair up with a SoundCloud Strategy
- Traditional way of distribution, direct to public – anyone can listen
- Requires high volume of streams to pay anything decent
- You can upload to YouTube as well
Grow the fanbase and body of work then see in which direction it goes ?
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