So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

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So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by Poop_Smear » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:30 am

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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by timothyallan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:55 am

I have 8 more days at my day job!

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Post by Rave » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:43 am

timothyallan wrote:I have 8 more days at my day job!
Impressive.

I have made a few pennies but not enough to sustain my habit.

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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by loydb » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:37 pm

During the dot-com boom in the 90s, I made a lot of money doing multimedia for corporate presentations, which included a lot of my own music.

But as far as the actual "music" business, not a dime.
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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by Digital_Damage » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Sold 110,000 copies of one of my tracks in 1999. Made me enough bank to put me through school. Now it is purely a hobby.

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Post by Tarekith » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:23 pm

Never very much, but steady stream that makes for nice trips to the mailbox 4 times a year.

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Post by Rave » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:51 pm

Digital_Damage wrote:Sold 110,000 copies of one of my tracks in 1999. Made me enough bank to put me through school. Now it is purely a hobby.
What track was that fella? 8)

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Post by Digital_Damage » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:33 pm

Rave wrote:
Digital_Damage wrote:Sold 110,000 copies of one of my tracks in 1999. Made me enough bank to put me through school. Now it is purely a hobby.
What track was that fella? 8)
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Post by mikemc » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:43 am

i have.

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Post by Guff Tong » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:02 am

indie Punk rock (on vinyl) 1981.

Tapes via same indie punk label.

Royalties still drop in from time to time. nowt to speak of tho.

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Post by cosmosuave » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:11 pm

Hey Shit Wipe how about posting a link to some of your tunes I'd be interested in hearing how shitty they sound...
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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by leedsquietman » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:38 pm

Enough to buy Ableton Live 6 and Soundforge 8 (and upgrade it to Live Suite 7 and SF9) both of which came from mixing and mastering jobs for others. (so not my tunes, although I got credits !).

The first Umbriel Rising album I made sold enough to cover the 300 CDs I made of it (even though I still have a box of about 40 of them in the basement with posters, sold the majority and some were to people who were not family :lol:), but I made every subsequent Umbriel Rising album free thereafter (to download), because it was a bit of a ballache doing all that work for a minor amount of interest.

A couple of the tracks off that album won me some cash which I spent on the Sonalksis Essentials mkII bundle, by getting 2nd and 3rd prize in some competitions.

On my current alternative rock project, I have sold 89 downloads and 14 hand pressed CDs (made on my printer which prints inkjet to inkjet printable CD media and glossy photo paper), which enabled me to put food on the table, pay an electricity bill and keep up my esub to Sound On Sound. I will probably make it available free next year, when I did this with my last album on this project in 2008, I sold less than 50 downloads, but when I made it free, it has been downloaded several thousand times. This shows where people are at these days with music. Free, or rip it off for free, or nothing!

Small potatoes. But I do it for the love and most of the stuff I produce myself is downloadable for free as a result.
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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by mayabong » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:30 pm

I make a few sales a week of my songs on itunes.

I was actually shocked that people bought them cause this one was a joke and put together in about an hour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onViFLLaT4I

And this one was recorded in garage band improv on the fly in about 45 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chBXZOiNChA

too bad all the shit I actually spend my time on goes unheard lol.

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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by pulsoc » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:38 pm

Music has bankrupted me literally and morally.

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Re: So uh, how many of you have made some dough with your tunes?

Post by Poop_Smear » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:46 pm

pulsoc wrote:Music has bankrupted me literally and morally.
Good man...yer on the right track! :lol:
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