Tag: Money

  • The Musician’s Guide to Taxes: Top Tax Deductions

    The Musician’s Guide to Taxes: Top Tax Deductions

    Editor’s Note: We found this article on how to claim certain tax deductions as a musician, and loved it so much, that we decided to reach out to them to ask if we could repost it. So we called them and spent like 20 minutes on the phone with some very nice people before they admitted […]

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  • How to Diversify Your Music Income While Maintaining Your Sanity

    How to Diversify Your Music Income While Maintaining Your Sanity

    If you plan on making a living from your music, then you plan on being an entrepreneur. While many DIY musicians envision themselves more like a freelancer, focused on bringing in income from one main skill set, an entrepreneur creates multiple streams of income in order to ensure that there’s always money coming in, even […]

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  • 4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    Being a musician isn’t cheap, is it? There are recording costs, tour expenses, shipping materials, equipment repairs/rentals/repurchases, the cost of hiring a publicist or a marketer, and/or a radio tracker to push your music if you’re going at it DIY. And don’t even get me started on matching outfits. It’s both normal and encouraged to […]

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  • The Most Important Things to Watch Out for When Booking Your Next Tour

    The Most Important Things to Watch Out for When Booking Your Next Tour

    Don’t hit the road without taking these tour tips to heart! Ensure you’re thinking the entire outing through before even booking your first gig.

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  • A Meditation on the Notion of Artistic Sacrifice

    A Meditation on the Notion of Artistic Sacrifice

    Nothing gets me thinking about sacrifice more than going out on the road. Everyone’s making sacrifices to be there. Leila and John are both working their day jobs remotely using wifi hotspots that don’t function all that well in the-middle-of-nowhere US. Lots of nowhere. And my written log feels like something out of Oregon Trail. Phil fractured […]

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  • Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Most of us record albums with budgetary constraints — that’s just our reality. Imagine waking up one day with unlimited resources at your fingertips. Here and now, there’s […]

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  • 4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    With Soundfly Mainstage, you’ll get personalized mentor support and feedback on your work over a six-week course session, whether you’re looking to write music for a string quartet, improve your understanding of composition, or insert more climactic emotion into your harmony, and more! Introducing irregular time signatures into your compositional practice can be a liberating […]

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