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4 Places to Create Your Perfect Download Cards

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While the music industry seems to be focusing much of its attention on all things streaming (which you should do as well), there are still millions of people around the world who actually buy music, and the days of selling albums and singles, both physically and digitally, are far from over.

Having said that, what “selling music” looks like has certainly changed over the past decade or so, and in order to make a living, you need to adapt to the times, while still looking at what’s worked in the past.

8 Cheap Merch Items That Bring Fans to Your Table

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Selling merchandise is incredibly important to most musicians, especially those who are independent or just starting out. While you'll surely make the bulk of your money on things like T-shirts, CDs, and vinyl, there are so many other items you could be selling that fans would be interested in opening their wallets for.

3 Reasons Why You Definitely Need a Dedicated Workspace as a Musician

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If you’re scoffing at the idea of having a separate area just for musical activities, keep in mind that, as a professional musician, you’re going to be spending a lot of your time doing anything but actually creating music, especially in the early stages of your career.

6 Tips to Keep Yourself From Going Crazy in the Music Industry

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There are few industries that are known to be as rough, as difficult to break into, and as soul crushing as music. If you’re going to try to live and work in the music industry, you need to know what to do to survive.

How to Turn Your Back Catalog of Songs Into Tons of YouTube Videos

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Doing YouTube “right” takes a lot of work... and a lot of content. One trick to having more videos – which usually equals more plays, meaning more money from the Google-owned giant – is to find ways to turn your back catalog into YouTube gold. There's so much potential in every song whether it’s a single or not – you just need to unlock it!

If you’re looking to get more out of your back catalog, here are a few tips that could all come in handy.