40 Ways To Make Money As a Musician

Tips and Ideas to Make Money From Your Craft
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,290 students
40 Ways To Make Money As a Musician
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (7 ratings)
1,290 students
Increase your income as a musician by incorporating the strategies that resonate with you the most

Requirements

  • Be an intermediate to advanced musician
Description

ALL musicians have the performance skills, but many are lacking in how to turn that into profit. In this course, you will learn 40 ideas on How To Make Money as a Musician. 

It doesn't matter whether you are a professional or intermediate musician, there is something in this course for everyone. I (James Divine, the instructor), have been in the music business for 30+ years. I've implemented many of these ideas successfully myself, and have seen all of them be implemented by someone.

Happy Music-Making.

Who this course is for:
  • Any musician who wants practical, outside the box ideas on ways to make money using their music
Course content
2 sections • 42 lectures • 1h 24m total length
  • Introduction
    02:11
  • #1 Perform
    06:09
  • #2 Give Lessons
    04:22
  • #3 Be a part time music minister
    02:11
  • #4 Be a Street Songwriter
    03:12
  • #5 Serenade
    01:37
  • #6 Nursing & Retirement Homes
    03:34
  • #7 Record in a Niche Market
    02:09
  • #8 Start a music program at a school that has none
    03:20
  • #9 Play in upper scale restaurants
    01:32
  • #10 Run a recording studio
    01:54
  • #11 Join the military band
    02:32
  • #12 Compose Music for Podcasters
    01:53
  • #13 Become an Impersonator
    02:04
  • #14 Work as a DJ
    02:21
  • #15 Compose Music for Video Games
    01:30
  • #16 Write a Book
    02:52
  • #17 Substitute Teaching
    02:50
  • #18 Start a Camp or Summer Program
    01:27
  • #19 Be a Street Performer
    01:27
  • #20 Sell Used Instruments Part-Time
    01:21
  • #21 Become a Booking Agent for a Club That Has a Lot of Musical Guests
    01:45
  • #22 Play on a Cruise Ship
    01:32
  • #23 Music Therapy
    01:49
  • #24 Create an Instructional DVD
    01:08
  • #25 Perform House Concerts
    01:26
  • #26 Be a Tour Organizer
    01:11
  • #27 Sell Merchandise
    02:03
  • #28 "Live" Online Shows
    01:04
  • #29 Be a Sound Engineer/Expert
    01:30
  • #30 Perform with a Small, Regional Orchestra
    01:35
  • #31 Work at a Music Store
    02:06
  • #32 Become a Public Speaker
    02:01
  • #33 Make Accompanying Others Your Niche
    01:10
  • #34 Become a Music Judge
    01:29
  • #35 Record Regularly and Post to a YouTube Channel
    01:21
  • #36 Help Musicians Set-up Their Own Websites
    01:13
  • #37 Non-Profit Sponsorships
    02:07
  • #38 Karaoke
    01:33
  • #39 Make Your Original Song Available for Streaming
    01:44
  • #40 Conduct a Youth or Community Orchestra
    00:52
  • Goodbye
    01:40

Instructor
Making Learning Fun
James Divine
  • 3.9 Instructor Rating
  • 14 Reviews
  • 2,594 Students
  • 5 Courses

There once was a little boy named Jimmy whose mom told him he could be anything he wanted…a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer, even the President of the United States. I exceeded all her expectations and became a music teacher!

I’m now a grown man with four kids (I married my high school sweetheart) and six grandkids. I love eating pizza, mountain biking, spending time with family, and long walks in the mountains holding hands (sorry, I reserve that for only one person, and it’s not you). My shoe size is 9.5 but please don’t send me any shoes…I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.

I teach middle school music at a Title I school, still finding time to speak, write, and podcast.

Now for the boring, adult stuff…

I earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and received my music education from the Army School of Music. I served in the Army Band for 10 years in Virginia, Japan, and Colorado. I earned a teaching license from Western State University in Colorado and completed a master’s in music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I believe in the value of life-long learning!

Member of the following:
Colorado Music Educator’s Association
American School Band Directors Association
Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy.

My life-long goal continues to be to ACT MY SHOE SIZE, NOT MY AGE

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