Apple just recently unveiled its new tool called Apple Music, and it caused quite a stir in the music industry. This is largely due to Apple announcing they wouldn’t be paying artists during the first three-month trial period of the new service. That is, until Taylor Swift spoke out against the company.
The music business isn’t always an easy one to make money in—so what’s the deal with modern music royalties, and how can you sell your music today in the most profitable way possible?
There are quite a few ways to make money off your songs.
Get your music on iTunes.
iTunes is the biggest outlet for your music, and you can easily put your songs there through SongCast. You can typically make $6.00-$7.00 per album sold and 60-70 cents per song through iTunes. Simply create a SongCast account, upload your music files through our secure server, and we automatically deliver your singles or albums to iTunes! If you get your music out there through SongCast, you’ll get to keep 100% of the royalties—unlike many competitors.
Get your CDs (and perhaps vinyl albums) out on the market.
Get in contact with a music producer who can work with you to sell your music. Once your CDs make it big, consider going vinyl to interest your fans. Many people still prefer physical copies of their music, and vinyl has definitely made a comeback—so that’s yet another option when you’re looking for music royalties.
Try to get your music on the airwaves.
Get some radio contacts and really promote your music. It could end up spreading from iTunes to Spotify to Apple Music to the radio! Look out for that source of music royalties when you’re building connections.
Song copyrights can be tricky, so make sure you are getting credit and royalties when you sell your music, especially online.
How do you prefer to sell your music? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out our SongCast blog for more tips on how to boost your music career!