How to Make Music That Makes Money in 2021

Knowing how to make music that makes money plays a big part in your success as a music producer. Generating money with music is a measure of success. The ability to make great music goes hand-in-hand with the marketing skills needed to be successful.

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What Niche is Best if You Want to Learn How to Make Music That Makes Money?

As a professional musician, I highly recommend that you get into the game of stock music licensing. One of my friends has a YouTube channel where you can learn more about stock music licensing. However, in this post I am going to expand on this exciting opportunity to make money with your music.

What Genre Works Best as Stock Music?

It actually does not matter which genre you do write. However, it is important that you consider the market when you write music. Where would your music be most effective? What subjects does your track remind you of? Is it light, heavy, dark, happy? Do you feel more determined or motivated when you hear the track?

How to Make Music That Makes Money in the Stock Music Industry

When you make your stock music track, you should make seven versions of it. These include the following…

  • Full version. This is the full version you have made when you first make your track.
  • Musicbed or Bed version. This is a version of your track that is without the main hooks that distract the attention of the listener. The bed version is particularly important for professionals who want to make presentation videos, sales or marketing videos, or motivational videos. These are videos where the talking is the most important aspect and you want to be remembered for what is said rather than the music.
  • Looped version. The idea of the looped version is that the music can be looped over and over again seamlessly. If you are unsure of the entire length of a video, or you want some music for videos of various lengths, a looped version is the right choice for you.
  • Audio logo. This is also known as the bumper, sting, or audio ident. The audio logo is great for either a transition between two different parts of the video, or for introducing new speakers.
  • The other three are in time lengths. These are 15, 30 and 60 seconds. These are great for advertising on different forms of media. Namely, they are great for television, radio or social media advertising.

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Author of Complete Guide to Music Marketing, music blogger, music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Graduate from UWL, husband and father.

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