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5 Genius (But Controversial) Ways To Make Money From Music

Why Most Artists Don’t Know How To Build A Business

“If I spend $500 on music promotion I won’t make all that back from the streaming revenue. Why would I pay for marketing?”

That sound familiar?

This reveals a couple things about the mindset artists have in building a business.

Firstly, let me say this. I’m not here to belittle your thinking. I’m here to show you a much, much better strategy for your music career.

Let’s look at 5 different ways you can treat your music career like a real business.

1. Use Attention Based Releases When Spotify Playlisting

This may upset some of you music purists out there, but it needs to be said. Make shorter songs.

Preferably, make them under 2 minutes. Once Spotify and the others start paying more for longer songs than you can reconsider, but until then, when a song is shorter it tends to get replayed more.

Not only that, but release songs every week if possible.

When you release short songs on a consistent basis you can stay on the radar for your fans. There are tens of millions of content creators out there. You’re not going to stay top of mind for everyone at all times. It’s impossible. But you do need to stay top of mind for people who are already interested in you.

These are your followers. Your super fans. Your people who come to shows and buy products. You should ALWAYS be marketing (and remarketing) to them.

Remarketing simply means making a custom audience inside of social media and serving ads to a very small group of interested people.

We go over this in a music specific way in our FB/IG Conversions course we give out for free whenever you order any promo package at

2. License Your Voice Using A.I.

Another unpopular opinion, but here goes… people can copy your voice using A.I. if they want to. Why not do a professional A.I. version of your singing or rapping and get paid every time someone downloads your voice profile?

You can literally collaborate with anyone in the world, 24/7. You can apply with companies like Uberduck and we’re sure there will be plenty of others that offer this service.

3. Sell Some (Not All) Of Your Royalties

We’re not talking about the traditional label route here. These days, you can sell royalties to just a few of your songs and maintain ownership for the rest of your catalog. You can use sites like Corite to sell a percentage of ownership to your songs and split the streaming revenue with your fans. The better track record you have, the more reliable this method is.

4. Don’t Make Your Concerts All About You

One of the most reliable money makers for artists is performing live. However, it’s hard to draw a crowd as a smaller artist.

However, one thing you can do is market your show differently. Let’s say you’re an R&B artist and you want to promote your upcoming concert in a couple months. Find an angle to not only market this as a concert, but an entire experience for your attendees. You could theme the whole night as a romantic getaway date night for couples. Dress up the venue with a chocolate fountain, flower bouquets, food trucks or high end catering, etc.

This is where your creativity shines! And if you have trouble brainstorming, get the ball rolling by asking an A.I. service to give you ideas! You can use Jasper, Rytr, or any others out there.

5. A Breakdown of How To Spend Your Promo Budget

30% of your marketing budget to IG & Facebook Ads. A good chunk of this should be traffic directed at your website so that you can sell products & services to have more control over your revenue. If you don’t have a website, you need one. You DO NOT own your IG page, TikTok account, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify or anything else on social media. The companies own the product. You need to be spending most of your budget sending to people to something you own. Your website. Look through our list of website builders here.

Once you’ve got a good website, then it’s time to send targeted traffic there. Click here for Facebook & IG ads management

20-30% of your marketing budget to YouTube/Google. Again, a good bit of these ads should be directed towards your website. Click here for YouTube music promotion

15-20% of marketing budget to Spotify Playlisting. When people see your Spotify profile, perception can become reality. If it looks like a ghost town there, they may perceive the music differently. Vanity or not, the more buzz something already has the more likely people are to gravitate towards it. This will have an indirect return on investment when combined with the two steps above. Click here for Spotify playlist pitching

The remaining budget towards SEO, TikTok, Microsoft, or other platforms (Apple Music, Snapchat, Gab, Twitter, etc.) You ALWAYS want to be innovative in marketing. If your primary audience is on one of the lesser used social media platforms, test out ads there. Businesses that innovate get the reward of not only surviving, but thriving even when their competition starts to fall. Click here for Tik Tok promotion


The ugly truth? If you don’t have a legitimate promotion plan in place, you’re doing music as a hobby. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you can’t expect to be a full-time artist without a promotion budget or knowledge on how to build your music business.

What if we gave you all the marketing knowledge we’ve accumulated over 9 years for free?

The knowledge we’ve gained from running MILLIONS of dollars in music ads.. Free.

The strategies we implemented to earn over $6 million in the music business… Free.

Are you serious enough about your career to even take advantage of the offer?

Well, here’s your chance!

We give away marketing courses whenever you buy ANY Spotify, Youtube, TikTok, or IG/FB promotion package at

You can get BOTH the promo and the courses for one affordable price.

We’ll even give you a discount if you order $150 or more of promo.

AND… we guarantee our work unlike other promo companies.

If we don’t believe that we can get your song at least a minimum amount of streams, we will not accept it.

If we accept your song, it means we keep working for you until at the very least you get what we advertise. Sometimes this means we have to spend extra time to work your campaign, but it is what we are willing to do!

Click the link below to get started today!


*Here are some small samples of the playlists in our network. Obviously, we aren't able to share every single list for confidentiality reasons, but these are a handful of examples out of the hundreds of playlists we have in our network.*

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Contemporary Christian Music (33K Followers)

Louvores - Gospel (62K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Clean Rap & RNB (25K Followers)

Top Hits From New Artists (20K Followers)

Chill Music (38K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Today's Pop Hits (38K Followers)

Gaming Playlist & Workout Radio (23K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Forest Gump Soundtrack (50K Followers)

Stagecoach (15K Followers)

Best of Country Hits (2K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Acoustics For Relaxing (48K Followers)

Chill Music (9K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Hard Rock Workout (70K Followers)

Rock Hits (5K Followers)

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Funky Songs Playlist (190K Followers)

Clean Rap & RNB (10K Followers)

[EDM/Future Bass] Melvin - Luv Again

Playlists This Song Was Featured In

Top Hits From New Artists (20K Followers)

Electro-mania (6K Followers)

Best Workout Playlist (14K Followers)




[Hip Hop] K-Rich - We Workin  


[Hip Hop] Surve - Found My Way  

*Note: Songs may have ordered promotion from other sources as well. Small, medium, and large only denote the amount of promotion that was ordered from our service.  



With an already buzzing YouTube audience of over 400K+ subscribers, Kid Travis wanted his Instagram profile to start gaining some of that same traction.

While you can get some spill over audience from YouTube, Kid Travis knew that Instagram ad campaigns could boost his presence on IG even further!

He discovered that trying to run Instagram ads yourself vs. having us add our years of experience and expertise to them made a huge difference!

His main goal was to achieve new followers who are seriously interested in his journey as an artist.

Kid Travis already had amazing talent but needed to combine his music genius with some marketing expertise to get the best of both worlds.

We were able to bring out the heart of his music through paid ads by editing & optimizing his existing videos and properly researching and structuring his ad campaigns.

The end results: We were able to consistently and predictably gain followers averaging between $0.25-$0.35 per follower (including a bulk of the promotion being done in high cost English speaking countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia, & Canada) resulting in around 4,000 new, engaged followers/month on Instagram.

Kid Travis Instagram:

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*Note: Previous campaigns are not a guarantee for results in future campaigns. However, we do our best to ensure each client gets the best results possible.