How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money

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As an upcoming artiste who wants to make money from their music and build and empire, you need to ensure that something is always growing.

There are three areas of your music career that you should always pay attention to which are:

1. Your music skill.
2. People (Your fans).
3. Money.

Let's look at the importance of these three areas.

1.SKILL
You know you are talented and that music is your calling. That is why you are into music in the first place. Let me mention here that Money should not be your primary reason for doing music.

As a talented musician, you already have something to offer so what you have to do is to improve your skill as a musician.

Learn the basics and rudiments of music because it will help you use your talent better.

Learn how to properly perform in live shows. Live performance is much more than shouting and jumping here and there on the stage.

Learn the business side of music and understanding the platforms that will enable you earn money with your music.

2. PEOPLE
Without people, there is no music career. As an upcoming artiste, this is where your focus should be. Concentrate on growing your fanbase because they are the ones that will eventually pay for your music.

Social media has made it very easy to attract fans. Below is a list of what you need to grow your fanbase:

1. A facebook page.
2. A facebook advertising account.
3. A reverbnation account.

I often hear upcoming artistes say they want to make money with their music but they only have 20 followers on their facebook page and some don't even have a facebook page.

Let me repeat, as an upcoming artiste, your focus should be growing your fanbase.

3. MONEY
This is the main focus of everyone but the reason why it is hard to get for upcoming artistes is that they don't know how it works.

In order to get money, you need two things:

1. Value.
2. People who will pay for that value.

As a musician the value you give through your music is entertainment, inspiration, and every other good and relaxing feeling people get when they listen to it.

Once your music is valuable and you have a lot of people who are willing to pay for it, then money will come to you.

You need to setup a system that will ensure that you are making money with your music. Below are two basic internet tools you need to setup that system:

1. A facebook page.
2. A facebook advertising account.
3. An account with a music distribution website.
4. An online payment account where you can receive money.

If you need clarity on any of them, you can ask questions.

How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Hannah Idowu Ibietan - 2019-08-19 06:13:25

Actually it is true. But there are three that guide you as a musician, which are Music Skill, your Fans and Money. But as a Musician you don't rely on money because money is everything you have to focus and work on yourself so as to improve your skills and move forward in future.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Eka Ntuen - 2019-08-22 11:03:33

I've shared this post to my friends..It's indeed very educative

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Francis Chidera - 2019-08-22 11:54:28

It's really true. Especially in the aspect of needing more fans which can be done with the help of social media.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Nora Chidera - 2019-08-22 11:57:45

This is really educative not all aspirants of music knows this all they go for is to make the money,and that's too bad,  not just in music we still need people in our everyday life that why you should always value everyone got it's them that will will get you there too

I got a question is it also OK, as an upcoming artist to also have some like YouTube channel and stuff like that? 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By ABDULHAKEEM ADEYANJU - 2019-08-22 13:34:30

exactly talents (skills), sadly most upcoming artist lacks this. And very few are talented but are less priviledge

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Akintuyi Oyinkansola - 2019-08-30 16:30:36

This post is useful for up coming artiste. Music is not really an avenue for making money but an avenue for unleashing talent and putting smile on faces if individuals

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Collins Abudu - 2019-08-31 08:11:15

I agree especially on the 'skills' aspect because I see so many of my friends performing doing music videos ( but they don't have the skill), all their money is just for the money because some of them think since school isn't their thing then they conclude singing is. So I would recommend this article for them so as to see how helpful it is.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Joseph Nwafor Uchechukwu - 2019-09-01 21:11:19

This educating much love it well I have to say that the upcoming artist should focus more on their skills in music and how to get more fans because there are your background your backbone so that's more important for the upcoming artist 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Adeleke Adenike - 2019-09-04 15:19:27

Actually it is true. But there are three that guide you as a musician, which are Music Skill, your Fans and Money. But as a Musician you don't rely on money because money is everything you have to focus and work on yourself so as to improve your skills and move forward in future.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Timothy Justice - 2019-09-04 23:22:10

The bigger your fan base, the more potential you have to make a lot more money. Use your music and any other interesting areas in your life to grow your fan base and audience. For example, if you’re funny – hop on SnapChat, Instagram, YouTube, or any other video platform and utilize the funny side of you. Depending on how funny your current audience thinks you are and the amount of shares you get on your videos, you may see your fan base grow with people who have never heard your music before.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Orekoya Tobi - 2019-09-08 11:56:42

Basically I agree to this for any upcoming artist to follow it dearly.Its very informative and simple but with consistency and believe the upcoming will be the main artists everyone wants to listen to its no magic we have read and heard of known artist like olamide,Dagrin,Zlatan ibile etc.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Isaac Odinaka - 2019-09-10 11:16:41

They are so many ways good musicians in Nigeria can earn money, first they should try to get the nnu forum app sign for it and start working like I am now.

Secondly they can go open a YouTube channel where they will post their latest videos and update , YouTube is going to pay them base on the views they get on their videos which they post , I'm really thinking of doing that too not I need laptop ,goof luck to me though.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Kemi Odekunle - 2019-09-11 23:40:14

Thanks to NNU for awakening us to this kind of news. It's helpful and very encouraging,because of this upcoming artists think it's only through illegal way they can make it.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Williams David - 2019-09-12 13:02:52

The bigger your fan base, the more potential you have to make a lot more money. Use your music and any other interesting areas in your life to grow your fan base and audience. For example, if you’re funny – hop on SnapChat, Instagram, YouTube, or any other video platform and utilize the funny side of you.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Dan Adams - 2019-09-13 08:02:25

I don't really understand the money part it was talking about value and people that will be willing to pay for the value 

I was thinking about putting money in the music biz and making more from it 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By ADEYEMO OMOLOLA - 2019-09-13 16:13:59

An upcoming artise would need to first  put up a good quality and moral imbibing songs up such that when listened to .. the masses will want to listen to more of his or her songs and also want more for them selves . And more so which is the main. He or she .will need a very good producer and superp marketer ... He or she could also try to future already made artist..it goes a long way. 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Nicholas Usiahon - 2019-09-14 10:22:23

Yes I think the skill is one of the major components an artist should possess because that is the true him and secondly it is important for him to have connections with people or fans who are going to uplifting. And thirdly he has to be financially stable either by having a side or so or other source of income to enhance himself in promoting his songs and music

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Prosper Finny - 2019-09-15 15:46:29

I just want to say that this platform is very inspiring with every news i read which you may not get on our common news sites. I love music so much and working on some tracks as well, i think i'm guided to focus more on value i give out then all other things shall follow.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Odushe Daniel - 2019-09-17 12:00:42

Wow I am disappointed, I taught I will be reading about how one could sell his or her music write up. Like connection with good music buyers. This help upcoming artists grow fast, so as to get money to settle some studio dues.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Timothy Abe - 2019-09-17 14:41:03

It's really difficult for people for upcomming artistes to make it to that point of being recognised as blown except through being discovered by big record labels...these tips are helpful though 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Ishaya Tanko - 2019-09-18 22:17:09

The bigger your fan base, the more potential you have to make a lot more money. Use your music and any other interesting areas in your life to grow your fan base and audience. 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Surajo Hussaini - 2019-09-19 19:19:54

This isn’t to say that making money off of your art isn’t a struggle. It is. But so is trying to do anything we love for a living: doable and possible with certain amounts of persistence and dedication.  

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Samuel Chukwuemeka - 2019-09-22 20:03:24

What we need is money even to be able to make another track . But the truth of the matter is that even when you put your song in a paying sight.. Probably because it can only be downloaded by making payment.. People might not download it.. 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Nnaji Gift - 2019-09-25 20:38:03

It a great privilege gaining  such vital information,please I will like to known if opening the,account page,advertising e.t.c,will require from me much resources or money

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Samuel Oladeji - 2019-09-27 08:11:19

An upcoming artist should try and get connected with the popular artists who can help him build more his talent and bring him into the industry, from there he will meet more people and they will actually like his own pattern and they may decide to help him 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Ibrahim Yussuf - 2019-09-27 10:05:50

You know, the artist stereotype. The one where the artist is so burdened and driven mad by their creative pursuit that they can’t put food on their tables? The starving artist.

That stereotype.

Well, It’s wrong. It’s always been wrong. And it’s about to become even more obsolete within the coming years, so much that the next generations will ask “why do they call them starving?”

This isn’t to say that making money off of your art isn’t a struggle. It is. But so is trying to do anything we love for a living: doable and possible with certain amounts of persistence and dedication.  

And now, the internet is changing creatives’ fate by expanding their opportunities to make money online. From selling artwork directly on Etsy to getting commissioned work through Instagram, the world is slowly becoming an artists’ oyster. It takes effort and hard, but the avenues have multiplied and continue to do so. 

But this year, in 2019, the ultimate best way to make money as an artist online has been revealed. It’s consistent, reliable, and can be really lucrative.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By madali dumebi - 2019-09-27 10:48:30

They are process in which you have yo pass through before been and artist and you need money,  skills and fans, and without this qualities you are going no where in becoming a great even with your best skills and fans if you don't have money you are going no where. 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Ibrahim Lawal - 2019-09-29 11:52:55

The only way an upcoming artist can make money is by sponsorship and maybe record label deals. As an upcoming artist your mind shouldn't be on the money. As difficult as this may sound it's the truth. You have to be able to plan long time and better your skills the money will come after.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By James Joseph - 2019-09-30 00:18:55

I love this post and it really teaches about upcoming artist a lot.. But please let us all remember that money isnt everything, you must work on your self first with the money you have so to meet up to they expectations  of the people (fans). 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Martins Adieza - 2019-10-04 19:12:46

Seriously this really brings out the light in me. Thanks a lot for this piece of advice bro, now i know where to start from and to amend my way in the music industry. God bless you

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Adeola Ayomitunde - 2019-10-05 16:54:15

As an upcoming artist what you need is to make money from the music and build and empire .

I thinks there are two  area At you be always pay attention to 

1.Your music skill

2.people(fans)

Social media have made it easy to get fans you will always on it like 

1.intragram

2.facebook 

3.twitter 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Kameel Itunu - 2019-10-06 13:50:31

All those are key factors every upcoming artist should have in other to become the famous musicians they want to be and make cool money, but before then I guess they should follow this rules and they are up to stardom.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Faith Akodu - 2019-10-06 18:05:58

As an intending artist, I have always asked myself these questions on how I will make it in the music industry. I just get discouraged at the end of the day. After reading this piece, I have gotten a motivation and I'm going to follow these steps. Thanks for this.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Ayomide Ayenowowon - 2019-10-08 19:41:44

Yes of course Nigeria artist can make money through insInstag and facFaceb and also get fame ,you need to open group in facFaceb so that people we know you very well, you can aslo make money through YouTube you we need to open YouTube channel people we start subscribing in your channel.

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Michael David - 2019-10-13 12:31:52

I recommend this article for most youths who wrongly claim to be a musicians, most musicians who can't promote their songs and also to help struggling musicians who are still struggling. 

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How Upcoming Artists Can Make Money - By Glory Duruem - 2019-12-10 14:06:22

Making money as an upcoming artist is not easy, it would take time. The best way to is simply sales on platforms like boomplay or audiomack. Making sales might have to involve friends and family at the first stage. These people who are your angel investors could share your music and help you get others to buy as well. So first platform and then family members and or friends

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