10 Jobs for Songwriters [TOP 7 for Musicians]

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If you’re like most artists, you could stand to be compensated more for your music. This podcast episode should help. It’s the first in a series of lessons on how to monetize your talents.

There are many ways to profit from songwriting. On the Bandzoogle blog, Evan Zwisler looks at ten different types of job opportunities available to tunesmiths.

Seth Godin has a new podcast called Akimbo, and I love the first episode, “The Grand Opening.” Make some time to give ​it a listen. It’s a philosophy that mirrors my own unpredictable path to success. I think you’ll find it helpful.

Movie trailers have been around forever — you know, those short teasers that make you yearn to see the full movie. Video book trailers were all the rage a few years ago. But I don’t recall seeing many trailers for new albums — at least not from independent artists.

That’s why I’m so impressed with this new promo trailer from Ryan Marquez. It includes live performance samples interspersed with interview clips from band members. It’s well done. Could you do something similar with your next album release?

Are you frustrated by slow progress? Are you cynical because few people seem to give a damn about you and your music? Do you find yourself praying for a big break? Here’s the best solution I’ve found to this dilemma.

I love the message behind Jared and Anna’s Indiegogo fan-funding campaign for their next Two Cities One World album. The title track is all about following your heart and doing what you love. They’re great musicians and friends. Take a look. There’s less than a week left in the campaign.

Brian Hazard presents an in-depth look at his first year on Patreon. He breaks it down into what he loves about the micro fan-funding site and what he struggles with. Worth reading if you use or are considering using Patreon as a funding source.

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Thanks for all you do to create great music and share it with the world!

Bob

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For More Inspiration …

Here are three more resources that will power up your creative juices and help you thrive as an artist:

Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook
201 Self-Promotion Ideas for Songwriters, Musicians and Bands on a Budget

The Five-Minute Music Marketer
151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less

The 9 Irrefutable Laws of Music Marketing
How the Most Successful Acts Promote Themselves, Attract Fans, and Ensure Their Long-Term Success

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