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    Music1234 – I used to be right in line with your numbers, and even today I’d love to agree with you, but I think you’d better up that number to 1500. A single guy might be able to make it on 1000 now, but the target has risen IMO. 1500 should be enough to live on modestly for a couple. Add kids and…… 🙂 maybe 2k??? Oh, want to live in San Francisco…. LOL

    #27415 Reply
    Art Munson

    1500 should be enough to live on modestly for a couple.

    Thanks God for my Social Security! 🙂

    #39230 Reply
    Gael MacGregor


    I have one suggestion as you’re moving forward: NEVER provide your music for free, with one rare exception — for a cause near and dear to your heart (that documentary on endangered polar bears or whatever). Even if you charge a new indie filmmaker a mere $25 per cue, or compose their score for $250, they need to get into the habit of paying for music. If they can pay the caterers — or McDonald’s to feed the crew, they need to show some respect for those who create the music.

    #39244 Reply

    Lot of respectable advices there and again each one of us has been doing a different journey to reach the way to step into this business, but one thing for sure, it’s a marathon not a race. It’s a road full of trial and error, tons of no and rejections, you gotta keep strong, patience and keep working, trusting your work and keep producing. You’ll improve the quality of your works day by day and constantly learn very small things day by day and you’ll feel inside and slowly discover what’s working better for you. Constance is the key, definitely. Again, take me easy, it’s just my humble two cents.

    #39287 Reply

    1000 tracks or 1500 tracks is quite a lot.

    With around 500 tracks in 12 years, i’ve managed to get -to my european standard – rich.
    If you think 1500 tracks is enough to live “modestly” , imo you either arrived too late in the business or you write average tracks or you work for bad / average music libraries.

    If I can be ”rich” (>150k USD pear year) with only 500 tracks, then it’s reasonable to think that 1500 tracks to live “modestly” (for me it’s around 30-40K USD ) is a bad signal.

    IMO, the strategy of quantity in today’s world of library / production music isnt the right strategy.
    You have to establish a close relationship with a great music library. The advantage to that will be that the library will have a tendeny to sync more your tracks, because they will know you because of the relationship i’m talking about.
    Of course your music has to be awesome to establish a great relationship with a great production music library…

    Not easy in 2021. I think it will get even more difficult to live properly on library music, be prepared guys…

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