Making Money in Today’s World of Music

In today's world, there are a variety of ways songwriters and artists make money in the music business. These include, but are not limited to: video games, on-line streaming, traditional radio play, downloads, songs in films, TV shows and commercials, webisodes, ringtones, e-greeting cards, lyrics on t-shirts and jeans, merch bundling and more

Some of these channels generate a lot of money, others very little and some are good for promotional benefit only.

Each subset of the music business has its own set of rules, contracts, licenses, considerations and royalties and differ depending on whether you are a songwriter, an artist, or both.

Here are basics of what you need to know about how to make money as a songwriter and artist in today's world of music.

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Artist Interview: Danny Katz

By Jacqueline Rosokoff

Danny Katz entertains crowds with his individual style, which he refers to as “80s flavored folk-pop.” While this may sound like an unusual classification, it is a very fitting one. Read on to find out more about this eclectic New York musician, and look out⎯if he spots you on the subway, you may just be the inspiration for his next tune…
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Artist Interview: David Homyk

By Daniella Kohavy

In this edition of COREnered, get to know Tunecore artist David Homyk, a fun-loving, catchy tune creator who just wants to stir up your eardrums a bit. His melodies afford easy-listening when you hear his voice amidst piano chords and guitar strums. So tune in to what David had to say about his earlier (and present) days that have helped jumpstart his career in musicianship.

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