Music Business

FREE Financial Freedom Plan for Musicians, but not for Millie Vanilli.

In 2010 after a gig that didn't go well because they club owner couldn't pay the bands, I opened up my bank app on my phone to check my bank balance and realized it was almost zero and only $10 bucks in savings. I huge migraine began to emerge. What was I gonna do? This […] Read More

Yes Friend 40 Tips to Almost Paying Zero Taxes for Musicians.

  I apologize, but that's a bunch of cat doodoo! Why would you want to pay into a system (American government) that literally jacks money from your pay check before you even see a single penny? Did you know that was implemented in the year 1943 called the Current Tax Payment Act. The government figured out […] Read More

How Long Did it Take for the Top 25 Artists of all Time to Become Rich and Famous?

  I use to say that a lot as a kid. When you're just a kid you tend to copy everything you see. From watching Ninja Turtles on TV and copying their high fly kicks, to emulating how your parents or friends speak. I wanted to be Michelangelo. I remember sawing a piece of wood in […] Read More

Herb Alpert

  Who could it be? Mile Davis? Arturo Sandoval? Wynton Marsalis? Dizzy Gillespie? Nope. Herb Alpert is the man, with a combined wealth of $850 million dollars. Combine all the trumpets players net worth above and they wouldn't come close.  Miles Davis's net worth was only $10 million. How is it, one of greatest trumpets players of […] Read More

J LO

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, In a small neighborhood called Castle Hill in the Bronx. At the young age of five she began taking singing and dancing lessons and pretty much flourished. Her parents obviously didn't agree with her decisions to pursue entertainment as a career choice but her ambitions led […] Read More

Matt farley

I know a guy by the name of Matt Farley that has written dozens on tunes about poop. Not only that he makes roughly $23,000 on song royalties from a catalog of 18,000 songs as of to date. Which you can all listen to on iTunes or Spotify. Who has $18,000 songs? I don't think […] Read More

Paul Cardall

  Quoting Paul Cardall from an interview on YouTube. Check it out here. Paul Cardall was born with a congenital heart defect and has gone through numerous surgeries in his life. He has also survived a heart transplant waiting for an entire year for a donation. Not only that, Paul has had two #1 albums […] Read More

What 18 Musicians Can Teach You About the Music Business

Ever heard of Tidal? You're probably thinking... Oh no! Not another music streaming service. We already got Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and Napster. But..... I hear Tidal will be user friendly for struggling musicians trying to make a buck. It's been said that Tidals music royalties to artists are four times as much than Spotify. Click […] Read More

The biggest marketing mistake your band is making.

  Text message: Singer: Hey, I got some tickets for you to sell for the House of Blues gig. How many do you want? Guitarist: Uh, I dunno, maybe 5. Singer: Are you sure? We may need to sell way more to get more heads in the door. Guitarist: Maybe a couple more then. Singer: […] Read More

How Independent artists can make a killing at shows

"Tim, how much cash did we make on merch?" I asked. "Oh about $450." Tim responded. "Awesome, so how do we split it between the band? I blurted. "Uh, not today dude, we gotta save for mixing and mastering the album." Tim said. Just on a side note, the album in question as of today […] Read More