Do you sell your music?

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regretfullySaid
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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:38 pm

I sell my body and come with a coupon code (you can make a lot more that way).
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Muzik 4 Machines
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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:36 pm

shadx312 wrote:I sell my body and come with a coupon code (you can make a lot more that way).
already sold my body, i'm just a head in a jar now

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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by Winterpark » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:25 am

If you're going to get more than just your friends buying your music you need to get it out there...

so if that means doing lots of gigs, then do lots of gigs and leave flyers about with download codes or links to where people can buy, or email signups, or facebook page links... or something that will translate those live performances into sales.

but... that's not the only way to get your music out there....

you can send a bunch of promos out to radio and blogs, maybe pay a publicist, or digital PR person to follow them up... getting some good content up online, like a well produced youtube clip, or something that blogs can link to can help... this involves spending money to make money.

Also, as has already been pointed out, the real money is in licensing your music to sync and placements in film and tv.... and for what it's worth, this can also translate to digital and/or physical sales. But to get these opportunities, you really need to have a well respected and hooked in music publisher...
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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by lunabass » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:15 am

labels sell my music and then tend not to pay me
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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by photonal » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:16 am

I sell mine on my Audio Boutique:

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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by ollyb303 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:13 am

Yeah I sell my music through a couple of specialist download sites, a litte through Juno, and on vinyl.

Never make much money mind! But it helps get me gigs, which pay better and that helps me sell a few more records... Not planning on retiring yet though.
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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by macmurphy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:22 am

Muzik 4 Machines wrote:my music is on sale, tho it doesnt mean i sell some unfortunately :lol:
me too! i did make £16 off an album earlier this year 8)

i'd love to play live but 1) i don't have a laptop, 2) i don't have any transport and 3) i live in the middle of nowhere :cry:

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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by 3dot... » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:05 pm

photonal wrote:I sell mine on my Audio Boutique:

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Re: Do you sell your music?

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Re: Do you sell your music?

Post by evon » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:45 pm

Very interesting! I can remember the golden era of hardware media when music was sold on vinyl, tape and CD's. With the onset of the popularity of the internet sadly, the age ended. There haven't been anything new to replace this since. However, I am optimistic.

I like the idea of the USB stick that is updatable. That seems like value for money. Imagine you buying a USB stick with your favorite artist, an artist on the rise. And being able to update online (at a cost if needs be)as the artiste progresses. Then there could be the option to include videos or a mix of both videos and audio tracks.

Of course, I am also of the view that an artiste needs to keep on working at his craft and make good music. Like oil on water they will naturally rise to the surface. Then marketing would be the least of his worries. Therefore, the best way to market ones music seems to be to get better at making music. Therefore, the packaged product should go a long way in selling itself.
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