Music Producer? Want to do it FullTime?
Follow these Six Steps towards Six Figure Income
Presented by Eric J Campbell – Songwriter / Producer. My music has been placed on various TV shows (Greenleaf, Shameless, Love & Hip Hop, Revenge, MTV True Life, etc). I’ve also place music with recording artists including Musiq Soulchild, Bootsy Collins and Sara Stokes.
This is a detailed course with lots of info and no sales pitches. It’s just under 60 minutes and full of everything you need to start making money from your music production.
As I say in the video, this isn’t about overnight success. The total time to implement all of these steps is two to five years (depending on your current level). That may seem like a lot but if you knew you could walk away from your job in 2 to 5 years wouldn’t you? Well this plan will help you to do that. Of course, I can’t guarantee results and how much you ultimately make will be based on your talent and your hustle but these are the steps that have helped me and a numerous people, that I know personally, do music full time.
Watch the complete video and feel free to comment or message me if you have any questions. I hope you find it helpful!
Here are the six steps along with all the links mentioned in the video
About a month ago, I participated in an online course that taught participants how to make money licensing their music for film & television.
I just received a question via email from one of the participants. It’s such a great question, I want to share it with all of my readers. Take a look and hopefully, if you’ve had a similar question, then my answer will help shed some light for you.
I just listened to your webinar with Karen Mason and I had a question concerning music genre and where a good place would be for music placement. Our music is smooth jazz based with an urban groove. I am a member of several music supervisor sites (TAXI, Modernbeats.com, Beatstars.com and a couple others) I have had music selected on Modern Beats but still no official contact from the executives. However I seem to be hitting a flatline with TAXI. Everything I turn in has been rejected. My question for you what do you feel is a good direction to look in for instrumental urban smooth jazz music?
Thank you in advance for your time
Honestly, I’m not sure what the best outlet for smooth jazz is. Seems like you’ve made some music and are trying to find a home for it. It’s actually hard to succeed that way in the licensing game. It’s better to find out what’s selling and then see if you can make it.
When I started with TAXI, I was doing just R&B. But at the time there were only a few listings for R&B songs. I noticed there were a lot more for Pop, Alt Rock, and EDM music. It took some time (I had to block off about 2 months where I didn’t do anything else but learn a new style of production) but I soon learned to do all three of those genres. I didn’t stick with EDM because those songs require a lot of effort but Alt Rock came easy for me. And my first placement through TAXI was an Alt Rock tune. I actually haven’t had any placements for my R&B stuff yet (although a couple have been picked up by a few publishers).
Point is, there may be some occasional jazz listings on the TAXI site but probably not too much. There are some though – although they may not be urban or contemporary. The more flexible you can be, the better your chances of getting a placement. If a listing comes out for be-bop or swing or big band, you might want to give it a try. And if your musicianship is strong enough to do smooth jazz then you might be able to quickly learn how to do instrumental cues which are in high demand like quirky cues, tension cues, urban quirky cues, trailer music, etc. I found that urban quirky cues were pretty easy for me since I have an orchestral background and I know hip hop so I spent a couple of weeks just learning how to make urban quirky cues. Ended up getting a bunch of them placed on MTV and Oxygen.
So, to summarize, see what’s in demand and then figure out how you can shift and make what they want. Don’t wait for the industry to come to you. Figure out what the industry wants and give it to them.
I love @taylorswift & @adele but I think they got it totally wrong! Don’t force your fans to listen to your music the way YOU want them to.
@ariherstand wrote a great blog post today on why he won’t buy Adele’s album and I totally agree! I’m glad to see other songwriters coming forward in favor of Spotify and other streaming services.
Streaming services are not the enemy. The dinosaurs in this industry and those who have been resisting change every step of the way – they are the enemies. And Taylor Swift and Adele are lining up with the wrong sides!