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- 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 #29152boinkeee2000Participant
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 #29132boinkeee2000Participant
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.