Phase 1 - learneverythingabout.comHow to Make Money As A Songwriter
(How much do songwriters get paid?)

As a Singer / Songwriter you write lyrics, write and sing your melody, and look to find financial success as a live performer and music publisher.

This kind of music business is probably the most popular of all, but it also has been the most difficult to achieve partly because most aspiring music artists enter into the "record" business (as a recording artist) instead of properly entering into the "music publishing" business (as a singer / songwriter).

Singer / Songwriter Income "Signed" as a Recording Artist

Record companies require that the cash advance (which covers all of the expenses of the song) be paid back in full before paying the recording artist any profit to guarantee the company's return on investment.

Expenses an artist must pay back can include:

These costs do not include the deal you make with your music producer, manager and band mates (if you're in a band).

After the above expenses are covered, the signed recording artist is paid in two ways:

Royalty Income from Just Writing The Song

There's a royalty agreement split between the songwriter and the publishing company. These guys are the ones who provides the song to the public (traditionally not to be confused with record companies):

So Let's Summarize...

So we've learned there are three ways a singer / songwriter earns a living in the music industry:

  1. As a singer (up to 70% profit), performing solo or with band mates for ticket sales
  2. As a songwriter (50% profit), working with a publishing company for royalty income
  3. As a recording artist (8-20% profit), working for a record company for record sales

important pointSinger/Performer Pros & Cons:

important pointSongwriter Pros & Cons:

important pointRecording Artist Pros & Cons:

Which options would you want to pursue most as a singer / songwriter?

So Let Us Begin.

If you're still at the beginning stages of trying to learn how to write great songs then join my training group.

Let's first learn how to write great songs like your favorite hits from the radio and train to become a great songwriter in four steps, and then be guided though building your music business:

  1. lyric writing lessons - Seed Method for Writing Song Lyrics Download my free 6-step exercise manual to prepare your lyrical content for structuring. Having your song lyric fully fleshed-out before piecing it together is important.

  2. Learn important skills and tips about each song section not taught in music theory class to learn how to structure your next song.

  3. Follow audio & video songwriting lessons to complete your training.

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In a few weeks you'll have access to everything you need to start writing great songs. You've already taken the first step by searching for this info.

And reading this complete article proves you are passionate about entering the music business. So take the next step. There's no cost to join and no obligation to stay.

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- Jeezy

Updated: April 4, 2020

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