‍How to Make a Living From Your Passion

Sally Perkins
Sally Perkins
How To
January 9, 2018

Music is a powerful thing. It’s a passion for almost everyone who writes – from unsigned bands, right through to well-known artists. While some musicians might think they’ll never be able to make a living from writing their own music and getting it heard, they should think again. By registering every song with the right authority, there’s every chance they could make a lot more than they think!

Sure, writing music takes up a lot of your emotion and time. And then there’s the online music promotion steps required to get your band and music heard by the right potential fans. With social media followers, YouTube channels and setting up your own blog, there’s a lot of time, effort and energy that needs to be put into promoting your tunes digitally.

Both writing and promoting your music are important details for any musician and it doesn’t always leave much time to follow up on all the admin that comes with safeguarding your songs and getting them registered with the right people. But, if you could just find the time to do that, the income from your creativity could rise much faster than you expect.

Get Friendly with the US Copyright Office

One of the first places you should register your newly written and saved tracks, is with the US copyright office. It can seem pretty daunting, particularly at first. You have to find out if you need to register your lyrics and music separately or if they can be done together.

Then there’s the cost. It’s cheaper to register multiple tracks at once, but we know song writing doesn’t always work that way. But, it doesn’t end there, not by a long shot.

Remember though, if you want to make a real living from your musical passion, you’re going to need to put in even more hard work than just the song-writing and performing. But, there is another way.

Enter TuneRegistry

TuneRegistry is passionate about music and work hard to help all budding musicians make a living by doing the thing they love. Once you’ve opened your account, you can get on with the serious work of creating music and performing it, with the peace of mind that your music is protected and you’re suitably compensated, every time.

Featured Photo by Matija Sundalic on Unsplash

Sally Perkins

Sally Perkins is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.

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