Updated: 5 days ago
Music production is much easier now-a-days given that we can get all the resources and equipment that we need, very easily.
And being a music producer in 2021 can be rewarding as well. However, we need to know how to make use of our skills for making money from the internet.
Here I am listing 5 ways by which we as music producers can start making some money initially before we can go full time.
1. Sell Your Beats Online
The internet is huge today. Almost 4 billion uses use the internet on a daily basis. Some of the best websites to sell your music or beats are: AIRBIT, BEATSTARS AND SELLFY.
Suggested read if you are new to music production: How can I get started with a DAW for beat-making.
According to cnbc - Airbit CEO said producers have earned over $32 million on his platform. Few producers also made six-figures every year selling beats. Give it a go, if not 6 figures, we can at-least make a living out of it!
Some other good websites for selling music are:
A freelance job is one where a person works for themselves. Freelancers are not considered employees by the companies they work for. Hence we get good amount of freedom to support ourselves for some additional income.
Upwork is such a website where we can find such jobs. Mostly they are paid on hourly basis.
3. Ghost Production:
Fiverr is a freelancing website which allow you to connect with people who are looking for some talents who can do the work for them. If we are a producer, we can always choose to create our profile and help people know that we are here for production. Once someone pick us out of the ones who are providing the services, we get paid. A certain percentage of commission is deducted from the amount that we charge by Fiverr.
4. YouTube channel:
The options are never ending. We can always upload our content in YouTube and upon reaching 4000 hours of views, we can monetize our channel for generating revenues via ads. A YouTuber with 1 million subscribers can make approx $50,000 a year! Isn't it amazing?!