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Skouter Music is the platform for hidden talent from India to showcase their talent to the world, conduct shows, sell their albums and get hired for events.

How do artists become famous?

To become famous, you need to get your art in front of an audience. A big audience. You need to approach a platform such as skouter music and work towards representation in a major events

16 ways musicians can make money

1. Sell Your Music

 

Digital distribution is a must; you need to be readily accessible through all media platforms, or find a friendly aggregator platform such as Skouter Music that places your music all over the net for you or you may choose to set this up yourself. Selling music at shows is also important.

2. Gigs / Play Live

Playing live is an obvious choice when it comes to making money as a musician. Most musicians enjoy performing live, and it can be a fantastic way to make money. However, you need to think bigger regarding income streams related to live performance. Try to get your own gigs. If you don’t have much of a proven track record when it comes to pulling in an audience, you’re not in a great position to demand large fees. Building up to this will take time. You won’t be in a position to expect large fees if you are a relative unknown. Maybe even offer a trial run, or consider offering your services for some charity work to get yourself known. Join a platform such as Skouter Music who can take you LIVE. No matter how little you earn when you start, take the long term view, and concentrate on building your reputation to greatness. Treat each low-paying gig as a step towards increasing your earning potential.

3. Create and promote your profile

 

A website or blog is a great way to showcase your music sell your CDs, and advertise your availability for gigs. It is a good idea to have a website such as Skouter Music which features some examples of your talent.

4. YouTube Channel

 

YouTube is another platform that continues to prove its success. YouTube allows musicians to make money every time that viewers play their content. The beauty of using YouTube as a platform is that it’s free, you don’t need to know anyone in the industry, and you can try over and over again. Grab a camera, record yourself, and take advantage of YouTube’s advertising program to make some extra money. The easiest way to earn money on YouTube is with Content ID. Content ID is a popular digital fingerprinting system that content creators can use to easily identify and manage their copyrighted content on YouTube. Videos uploaded to YouTube are compared against audio and video files registered with Content ID by content owners, looking for any matches. On YouTube, whenever your music is used in videos that are running ads, YouTube pays a portion of that advertising money to the rights holders of the song. There are so many successful musicians and even pop stars started on YouTube, from Justin Bieber to Soulja Boy.

5. Teach Music or Instrument

 

Depending on the amount of time you have available and your work schedule, you could teach music to others. Many musicians teach a particular instrument, theory or a combination, to inspire budding musicians generate revenue towards their own career. It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, you can sign-up to be a substitute teacher. And some school districts will even let you choose the type of classes you want to substitute for. Once you get your foot in the door, you could be the sub they call upon to fill a long-term music teaching position. You can even create YouTube lessons for music and instrumental learning. You can earn well if you attract a sufficient number of eyeballs. This can be a nice way to supplement your income, and allows you to hone your craft at the same time. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

6. Record labels

 

If an artist works hard enough, network connections, and promote themselves in the right manner, he or she is can earn a living by signing with a major record label. That being said, record labels typically won’t sign newbies and also most record labels really don’t give much money to band mates. If you don’t have a following of your own, they won’t give you a penny. Platforms such as Skouter Music enable you to create and sell your records. If you do have a small-but-growing following, you may be able to get a record deal.

7. Streaming

 

When online streaming has become a trend in the music industry, it should be a no brainer that your tracks need to be on this platform. Whenever your music is played on streaming websites such as Skouter Music, they pay royalties. Although per-stream payouts from streaming services tend to be small, they can add up over time. These services also help new fans discover your music, and shouldn’t be seen solely as an income generator.

8. Songwriting/Composing

 

If you’re a songwriter, you could write songs for other musicians, or compose music specifically for film and television. You’ll earn performance royalties whenever the song you wrote is performed. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

9. Session work

 

Another way to make some extra money is to put yourself out there as a session musician. Studios often hire artists for session work. As a singer or instrumentalist, you could do session work for other musical projects, or even in advertising. Solo artists need people in the studio to play various instruments on their recordings, and backup vocalists are also in demand. You may even have the opportunity to become a member of an artist’s backing band once the album is cut and the tour starts. Even if you do not, it is a great way to network in the industry. You already know you have talent, but working with other musicians can further hone your skills, and also help create a useful network for you. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

10. Licensing

 

Every single movie and television show will need to have a soundtrack or a background song at one point or another. Music supervisors on film, TV, commercial, and trailers are always looking for fresh tunes that fit the mold for their project. If you get your song placed in a film, commercial, or TV show, chances are they’re going to pay you a licensing fee. Licensing refers to the act of getting the rights to use the music. Musicians will often contract themselves out to create soundscapes for movies and television. Some musicians even offer their music licensing rights to production companies for a set fee. These fees vary greatly, depending on the budget for the project, and how badly they want your particular song. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to manage your licensing income.

11. Compose Music for Theatre

 

If you like to collaborate with others and you are willing to start off small, then the opportunities for creating music for theatrical productions are endless. A great jumping off point is your local theatre. You can associate with a theatre group for work. They have frequent requirement of songs and compositions for their acts specific performance. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

12. Perform in Cafes, Clubs or Malls

 

There are plenty of malls and stores, restaurants, and hotels that need musicians to set the mood for their customers. You can definitely consider this if you’re about to start your career as a full time musician. Sometimes the company provides equipment, and other times you have to bring your own. The first gig is the most difficult one to get, but once your reputation is established, you should be able to find them more easily. You might not be paid much for the work, but it’s a chance to practice and display your singing ability. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

13. Gig at Weddings or Bar

 

Playing cover gigs at bars, weddings, and other private events is frowned upon by some musicians. You won’t become a rockstar playing at weddings. But those shows can pay really well, and allow you to get paid to play your instrument. There’s no shame in that. And if you do well, word will spread and you’ll soon have a bonafide business on your hands. If you’re still working on getting a regular following for your own music, this is a relatively reliable source of income that lets you play music. If you,re performing original composition, you can earn royalties from live performances. Whether you perform at a bar, restaurant, club, or other music venue, Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) will pay royalties from those live performances. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

14. Create Sound Files

For those who play an array of instruments, especially the more unique ones, composers often need your help when creating their music. And since you can’t be everywhere all at one, recording those sound files and creating an online database where they can purchase them is good for them and for your pocketbook. In this way you can earn well that too online. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.

15. Crowdfund Your Song or Concert

 

Crowdfunding can be a great way to generate income for your music career. Sometimes, part of being a great musician is throwing concerts that are really above and beyond a standard performance. A well-executed crowdfunding campaign supported by platforms such as Skouter Music can help you raise enough money to offset the cost of producing and marketing your album. Musicians ask for their fans to chip in, if they are unable to monetize the for concerts. That being said, this can actually be a fairly good way to get a large one-time round of income as long as you deliver what you promise to your fans and market yourself correctly.

16. Work as a DJ

 

You know music and you know how to have fun, right? Start djing for events, and while you’re there, throw a couple of your own songs into the mix. Most venues will give a very large percentage of the money people spend on concert tickets directly to the band. The bigger the venue you’re able to fill, the bigger your paychecks are. DJs generally make money through bookings at clubs and bars. Rock bands tend to book in rock venues and the occasional nightclub. When you’re a band with a good following, throwing a lot of concerts is a very financially wise decision. It’s a great way to get exposure for your music. Well, unless you’re producing hip-hop and you’re djing a polka party. Skouter Music brings you the opportunity and platform to perform such gigs.