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  • #29148 Reply

    pike60
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    Will do. Thanks Alan!

    #29149 Reply

    pike60
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    daveydad thanks for posting! Impressive!

    When you stream your music on Spotify etc.. is it vocal tracks or instrumentals? I do mostly instrumentals, didn’t think there would be much interest in it?

    Thanks

    #29150 Reply

    daveydad
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    Everything on Spotify is instrumental. I have 14 albums on there…. mostly piano based but also some ambient/electronic and cinematic stuff. Pandora is where I make the most…. so far.

    #29151 Reply

    Mike Marino
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    Here’s what things are looking like for me with regard to back-end earnings:

    2013: $0 (wrote 16 tracks; all NEx)
    2014: $0 (wrote 21 tracks; 13 NEx, 8 Excl)
    2015: $25.59 (wrote 87 tracks; 83 Excl, 4 NEx)
    2016: $1467.45 (wrote 52 tracks; all Excl)
    2017: $6091.87 (wrote 73 tracks: 72 Excl, 1 NEx)

    I have had some sync fees and upfront payments along the way, earned through exclusive and non-exclusive tracks. That looks like this:

    2013: $750
    2014: $0
    2015: $2254.15
    2016: $470.05
    2017: $512.70

    #29152 Reply

    boinkeee2000
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    love your piano/orchestral tracks on SC dayeydad …whats your track count history btw?

    you got me interested in pandora now, i have 2 albums and some singles on spotify (singer/songwriter) that i would like to get on there if they pay better…

    #29155 Reply

    daveydad
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    Not sure how many tracks I actually have being used… I’m guessing 200 or more. Have at least 100 tracks in exclusive libraries, the rest are non-ex.

    Pandora pays according to the listener’s subscription plan. It’s still just tenths of a penny like Spotify but I have more streams a month with them. You can do a Google search for album submissions. I make $60-$100/month from Pandora. My best month was $300.

    #29132 Reply

    boinkeee2000
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    pike60, is your catalog in mostly mid tier exclusive libs with no upfronts? or PMA libs? thanks for sharing your journey… i saw a [removed] interview of one of their top composers where he states he had an exponential jump on income about 3 years in when he started focusing on non ex libs…interesting you brought that up

    #29177 Reply

    InLightTone
    Participant

    How exactly does one get on Pandora?

    #29178 Reply

    daveydad
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    #29182 Reply

    pike60
    Participant

    boinkeee2000, I think you hit the nail on the head. Yes, mid tier libraries with no upfront. Yes, I think its time to get into non-ex libraries while I still can. RF is a nice alternative too.

    #29183 Reply

    Mike Marino
    Participant

    @pike60 : What type of music do you tend to write and what end medium do you tend to aim your music at (ie sport shows, reality tv, trailers and tv promos, commercials, etc)?

    #29184 Reply

    pike60
    Participant

    Mainly I’m a rock guitarist (all kinds of rock and acoustic tracks) but I’ve done a lot of Tension (with synths) in the last couple of years. I write for libraries that provide music to cable and reality TV shows. Most of it on request but no up front.

    #29193 Reply

    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    To all: PLEASE start a new topic instead of going off topic.

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