January 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm #29148
Will do. Thanks Alan!January 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm #29149
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?
ThanksJanuary 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm #29150
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.January 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm #29151Mike MarinoParticipant
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:
2017: $512.70January 9, 2018 at 7:51 pm #29152
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…January 10, 2018 at 4:14 am #29155
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.January 11, 2018 at 11:12 am #29132
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 upJanuary 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm #29177InLightToneParticipant
How exactly does one get on Pandora?January 11, 2018 at 1:57 pm #29178January 11, 2018 at 3:24 pm #29182
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.January 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm #29183Mike MarinoParticipant
@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)?January 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm #29184
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.January 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm #29193Art MunsonKeymaster
To all: PLEASE start a new topic instead of going off topic.February 4, 2019 at 7:42 am #31588
bump! figured it would be nice to hear how the previous posters did last year, and maybe some new “5 year” folks could chime in as well 🙂
happy chinese new year!February 4, 2019 at 9:45 pm #31596MM_MusicworksParticipant
As a newcomer I find great wisdom and inspiration in this thread… I humbly request all you veterans to update us on your progress in 2018.