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Old 18-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Need some information - making money from your music (as an independent artist)?

I'm doing a paper for class and the topic is self promotion for artistes that want to promote and sell their work.
Is this even possible?
Do you actually lose more money by trying to do so than gain?
How do you make the best use of your resources?
Do those resources take more money from you than actually help you gain?

How to persuade people to actually purchase your music?
Why would they purchase your music when they don't even purchase major artist music they download them illegally.

How much of your time do you have to invest in trying to promote yourself? and how long does it take to get the ball rolling?

Thank you guys so much and please leave a comment or better yet leave links to articles like this and your own personal input on how you went about promoting yourself and how much money it took from your pockets.

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Old 19-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Re: Need some information, making money form you music being an independent artist

You have to invest money in order to make money.
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Old 19-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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Re: Need some information - making money from your music (as an independent artist)?

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Need some information, making money form you music being an independent artist
I fixed your typos in the title.

Also, what Mischjok said (+ time, energy, etc).

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Old 20-04-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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Re: Need some information - making money from your music (as an independent artist)?

the money is in live you have to seriously work it, it is possible but will probably take you a while to recoup all your expenses.
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Old 20-04-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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Re: Need some information - making money from your music (as an independent artist)?

this funny thing happens to really good artists who give their music away: people give them money anyways, because they enjoy it and they want to see the artist continue to live and work.

Also yes the real profit is in doing live shows, which are hard work. also from selling your services, IE doing film or video game sound and music.

If you make music your life, and are willing to sacrifice other things to make it work, yes it's very possible.

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