DISCOVER HIT LEAP!!!!Powerfull traffic exchange site for boost your Soundcloud, Youtube, Reverbnatio music/video play!!!!

Ok guys, now I will explain a trick very well thought out, to dramatically increase your play soundcloud, reverbnation and youtube, in one shot, with “Hit leap.”
Do not think that this is a scam or a fraud, because it is not!

1) What is HitLeap?

HitLeap is a Traffic Exchange, also known as an autohits service
We help you increase your website hits, rankings (alexa, google) and more.
Our affiliate program gives cash and traffic commissions of up to 50%.

2 ) How does it work?

After signing up, you will submit all the websites you want to send traffic to.
Then you will earn free traffic by viewing other people’s websites.
Alternatively, you could buy a traffic package from us.

HitLeap has a software or you can surf from Mozilla firefox and earn minutes and meanwhile you’ll be getting the hits…. Its amazing software screenies are added below.

Let’s start!
FIRST-Register to the website by clicking the banner below!

SECOND-download the software to autosurf (You can not download it, but it is advisable, because it never blocks.)
THIRD-If you have an account reverbnation, soundcloud and youtube, and you have a website also free, you have to create a page where put your music  or video player.

Now the trouble begins!
You have to create playlists random, for youtube, for reverbnation and soundcloud.
What to do?

For reverbnation, you must use the “TuneWidget.”
You have to configure it with autoplay, and random option.



Unfortunately, for soundcloud does not exist a way to use the shuffle function, using the original player.

You’ll have to create it, by going to the website:
Simply connect the soundcloud account to the site, and you can immediately create your own completely playlist.
By clicking on “you”, there will appear several icons that are nothing more than your own songs or playlists.
Select the songs with which you want to create the playlist and drag in the right column.
MycloudOnce done, click on the button “Embed”, select “autoplay” and “shuffle” and copy the code created.
Shuffle my cloudYOUTUBE:

To create a random playlist, you need to use the free service offered by “
You must first log in using facebook or create a new account.
Once done, you can create your own playlist, enter the name of your video in the search field and add the video you want.
Click on “next”.
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Now you can choose the model of the player. I recommend minimalist.

Tubesnack 2

The important thing is that, in the “setting” select “shuffle”, “autoplay”.
Uncheck the controls for the player and set the volume to minimum.
Click “Finish”.

Tubesnack 3Now your youtube playlist is ready, and will execute your videos in autoplay mode and random for each visit.

Now click on the “Embed”, click on “Free” and copy the html code.

tube4Now you can create your html page, inside your widget, to be inserted in your website.

The result should be this:

widget page

Now that your page is ready, you need to start earning minutes with automatic HitLeap Viewer, in your turn to receive visits on your website.
Now you can go into your profile Hit Leap, and add in “My websites” your web page.
Will reach you a confirmation email.
You can determine the number of visits per hour and the time needed to visit.

I hope this guide has been helpful.
This here is one of the few methods free, and without using bots.



6 Awesome Crowdfunding Sites for Artists

If you’re an independent artist, making money can be a challenge.

Doing what you love rocks, but there must be a way to make rent at the same time.

With the advent of Kickstarter and other “crowdfunding” sites, the internet is now host to many places where you can get donors for your creative endeavors.

In fact, “crowdfunding” raised $2.7 billion across the globe in 2012. An 81 percent increase from the previous year.  We’ve already covered places to sell your homemade crafts online. Now it’s time for sites that help you raise money while you’re still in the creative process.

1. Feed The Muse


If you’ve got a dream, but need money to make it a reality, Feed The Muse is for you. For artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and even teachers trying to impact the community, this site is all about building a fan base and letting them feel like they’re a part of your innovative enterprises. Once you created a profile, you consolidate your fundraising efforts so your followers can read about donor benefits, find links to your social media, and get info on your projects all in one place. It also lets coordinate and send a pitch to your friends, fans, and family over all your social networks. Cost: Free to sign up, transaction fees are 10 percent.

2. Patreon


Patreon is like a godsend for artists that put out work on a regular basis. Created by Jack Conte—musician and one half of the YouTube sensation Pomplamoose—it’s no surprise that it works. Conte has always been an innovator when it comes to connecting with fans and funding his work in transparent ways. Rather than pledging money for one large venture, donors subscribe and automatically give money each time an artist puts out new work. Users can also put a max on the amount they supply per month so they don’t spend more than they bargained for. Cost: Free to create a profile, 3 percent fee for credit card transactions and 5 percent fee for back end support once you start making money.

3. Chill

Chill-award-nominee-logo Makers of movies, episodic television, webisodes, and comedy specials will find a happy home in Chill. A place for aspiring stars of the silver and TV screen. The biggest draw of Chill is that it puts your work in front of an audience while still allowing you to embed it on your own site with a custom video player.

Other than that, it has analytic tools, mobile support, social media marketing, and lets you upsell your merch.

Currently home to fledgling projects such as a Maria Bamford comedy specialdocumentary about YouTubers, and a sequel to Birdemic—the cult classic, low-budget movie about bad special effect eagles wreaking havoc on humanity. Why not add your big idea to the mix? Cost: There is no cost upfront to join Chill. Whether or not is takes a percentage after earning is unclear on the website. (But most crowdfunding sites do.)

4. SellaBand

logo_sellaband_def Got some guitars, long-haired musicians, a few gigs, and want to take it to the next level? SellaBand can help you get there with tools geared toward raising funds for album releases, concerts, and fan products. A self-proclaimed “alternative to the music industry”, SellaBand supports artists through its strong community of music lovers. It doesn’t screen applicants and allows any artist to sign up. SellaBand also offers third party solution services (promotion, CD printing, etc.) for those wanting to invest some more money and take their efforts to the next level. Cost: It’s free to join. There is a transaction/administrative fee once you start raising funds. It does not specify how much.

5. Gambitious

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Gamers need love too, and Gambitious is here to give it to them. It’s hard to produce independent games, and even harder to get investors. (Banks don’t give out many loans for video games.) This makes Gambitious is a good alternative for edgy or unknown projects that might not get funding otherwise. Much like Kickstarter, people can pledge money and get rewards. No developer is paid in full until the goal is complete. Gambitious also offers direct investments in equity for people looking for more ambitious ways to get involved. Cost: Free to join, 2.5 percent transaction fee.

6. appbackr

download Any app developer should be sure to check out appbackr, a site that aims to fix funding and distribution problems faced by the app developers of today. App developers join the site and pitch their app (which do not have to be live at the time). A backer (called a “Backr”) will purchase a bunch of apps from a developer and then sell them on the marketplace. The developer will get paid after they sell on the mobile app store. Since it’s hard to make money off an app unless you end up on a top ten list, this is another way of getting your product out there. You must be a licensed app developer for Android or Apple to use appbackr. Anyone can become one, and while the process does take time and money, it is very doable. Cost: appbackr is free to join. Backrs get a certain percentage of the profits which is explained here.

Other General Purpose Crowdfunding Sites:

Let’s Hear From You! Have you used crowdfunding sites to bankroll your art? What’s worked for you? Leave a comment below!

101 Ways to Make Money as a Musician

There are a ton of different ways to make money as a musician. I’m not suggesting that everyone can make money with each of these ways. But I can promise that you can make money using at least one of these ways.


I present to you 101 ways to make money as a musician. Help add to the list by leaving a comment below.

1. Teach Live In-Person Lessons for a Record/Music Store – The Bounty Music store in Maui, Hawaii employs music teachers who teach lessons in-store. Have you inquired about teaching positions in your local music store? If it’s something they’ve never done before, let your entrepreneurial mind go to work and negotiate a possible partnership.

2. Speak/Teach About Music – Attend a conference and earn a speaking fee by performing and teaching others about music or other creative subject. Check out Mike Rayburn’s TEDx talk for a little inspiration.

3. Land an Endorsement Deal – If you have enough influence among other musicians (e.g. music instructor) or simply have a huge following, you should be able to land an endorsement deal with a music industry company.

4. Build a Referral Relationship with Your Local Music Store – Get friendly with the staff and owners of your neighborhood music store . When people are looking for music teachers, they will refer potential students to you. Provide a commission and they’ll really be motivated to recommend you.

5. Join the Military Band – Would you love to serve your country and play music? Combine the two by signing up for the military and auditioning for the band. Uncle Sam just might want you. Ryan Guina played in an Air Force entertainment group and was able to see the world. His group traveled to over 20 countries and all across the U.S., and he even managed to meet his wife, who was also in the group.

6. Write for a Music Publication – If you’re in the industry already, you’ve got an insider’s perspective to share with the publication’s readers. If you’re a good writer, you could get consistent, albeit low-paying work in this area. Marilyn Manson actually started his career as a writer for the music publication 25th Parallel.

7. Win an ASCAP Plus Award – The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) gave away more than $1.8 million in cash awards last year. If you qualify, why not give this a shot?

8. Become an Affiliate for Other Musicians’ Books/Guides – If you have a website for your music business or band, become an affiliate and make money by referring your traffic to music books or other helpful guides. A great example is the guides from Cyber PR.

9. Perform as a Stand-In for Other Bands – It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Get to know the other bands in your scene. When one of their band members can’t make a gig, you’ll be a person that comes to mind–and you’ll be the person that makes a few extra bucks as a result.

10. Sell Video Recordings of Your Live Performances – Capture your next live performance on video and package it up to sell to fans who couldn’t attend. Offer it for free to those who attended as part of a paid insiders’ club. Package it up into a DVD for further distribution.

11. Produce Music Recordings for Other Musicians – Producing and recording your own music is getting easier everyday. You can use this skill to help other musicians and charge them for your time.

12. Transcribe Music for Others – Transcribing music typically involves either notating music that’s never been noted (like an original or improv recording), or taking music intended for one instrument and tabbing it out for another. If you’ve got a great ear and a lot of patience, you might be well suited for this work.

13. Offer Sounds for Sampling Licensing – Other musicians may want to use a beat or riff from your music. You can get paid to license just a sample of your music.

14. Enter Sweepstakes for Musicians – There’s always a sweepstakes going on for musicians. In fact, right now you can enter to win over $15,000 in prizes from this Indie Musician Sweepstakes that CD Baby is partnered with.

15. Try to Win Video Contests – Music videos typically do well in video contests. Most of these contests require you to use royalty-free music anyway. Why not use your music and creativity to enter a contest?

16. Create a YouTube Channel and Share a Link to Buy Your Music – Greg Skalak, pianist and artist here at CD Baby, who performs under the name TalkWithYourFingers, recorded himself covering Everlong by the Foo Fighters. He posted the video to his YouTube channel, which contains a link in the description to buy the song on CD Baby. Dave Grohl spots it and posts it to his Facebook page. Thousands watch the video and share it with their friends. Almost a million views later, Greg’s YouTube channel has 15,000 subscribers, all waiting for his next song.

17. Play a Gig – So you’re ready to book your first gig? There’s an art to securing your first show according to DIY Musician. An art that includes networking with other bands, finding the right venue, and crafting the perfect inquiry.

18. Act as a Spokesperson – You don’t have to be a famous musician to become a spokesman. If you have an interesting story, like buskers Mr. Reed and Tom Larsen, you can work for a major music company testifying about their products or services.

19. Earn Neighboring Rights Royalties – Neighboring rights royalties are paid to performers who played or sang the music that was broadcast and earned a performance royalty. As far as I know these aren’t paid in the U.S., but Canada and other countries pay them.

20. Become an Impersonator and Sell Originals – Have a lot of people told you that you look like Dolly Parton or that you sound like Mel Torme? There’s good money to be had in impersonating singers. And since people will need a place to contact you, why not create a website for your impersonation business, as well as including an online store like this one from an Elvis Impersonator, where you sell some of your original work?

21. Sell Your CDs at a Local Store – Have a connecting with a cool local music store? See if they will carry your CD and sell it to their hip customers.

22. Offer Your Music for Direct Sync Licensing – Make connections in the film industry and work out a direct deal to license some of your music. Here’s a great interview with independent musician, Mr. Robotic about his direct licensing.

23. Crowdfund Your Next Album or Single – Tell the world about your music project and let them help you make it monetarily possible. It’s all possible with today’s crowdfunding technology. It certainly helps to have an audience already established, but even an upstart can reach a bigger audience using these platforms. Singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan recently successfully funded his next album to the tune of $69,000 through Kickstarter.

24. Work as a DJ and Mix-in Your Music – You know music and you know how to have fun, right? Start djing for events, and while you’re there, throw a couple of your own songs into the mix. It’s a great way to get exposure for your music. Well, unless you’re producing hip-hop and you’re djing a polka party.

25. Create Music for Video Games – Danny Baranowsky got fed up trying to make a living composing music for films, and his shift into the musical world of video games paid off. Someone has to write the music and sound effects you hear when you play the Wii, Xbox, or PlayStation. Why can’t it be you?

26. Create a YouTube Channel and Display Advertising – No executive at MTV can prevent you from making a hit music video. YouTube has long since leveled the playing field. Grab a camera, record yourself, and take advantage of YouTube’s advertising program to make some extra money.

27. Publish a Book – You’ve seen the yellow For Dummies book series, haven’t you? You know, Bass Guitar for Dummies, Songwriting for Dummies, Violin for Dummies? Someone has to write niche music books for…dummies.

28. Substitute for a Music Teacher – It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, you can sign-up to be a substitute teacher. And some school districts will even let you choose the type of classes you want to substitute for. Once you get your foot in the door, you could be the sub they call upon to fill a long-term music teaching position. And then you could make the news like Rick Yeakle.

29. Create a Blog to Promote Your Music – At a minimum a good blog (or tumblr blog) will help market you or your band by giving followers insight into what life is like backstage. But if you really have something interesting to say, a blog with great content can be a huge source of press for you and your music.

30. Start a Summer Music School – School’s out for summer. Many parents are looking for people and places to entertain their bored children. Consider starting a summer music school highlighting your musical areas of expertise. You’ll need a location to house it, as well as some serious word of mouth. It could provide a good income stream during the hottest months of the year.

31. Create a Music Education or Appreciation App – Is your specialty an area of music that others might not know as much about? You can create an app that not only educates others, but also allows them to listen to music within that genre. A great example is Blue Note Records’ latest app that helps people discover jazz music.

32. Perform on a Street Corner with a Tip Jar (Busking) – There’s a misconception that street musicians are homeless (or near-homeless) people who are trying to make a buck or two for dinner. When Max Judelson was a student at the Boston Conservatory, he found the right day, time, location that worked for him, along with 10 other pieces of advice for anyone wanting to make some extra money.

33. Teach Live Music Lessons Online – The traditional classroom is evolving. Teach music online by joining an online teaching community like Zoen and show up “virtually” in homes hundreds of miles away. Or, if you’re likeKristin Shoemaker, teach students in another state or even continent.

34. Be Awarded a Grant from a Government or Non-Profit Group – If you’re creating music that needs preserving (because it’s rare or tied to a specific culture) you can usually find support from governments or non-profits. These grants can be quite large, like the $45,000 grant received by Australian musician Richard Frankland.

35. Record Backing Tracks and Sell Them Online – If you have a studio or access to more audio and sound equipment than other people, you could create an online business that sells backing tracks. Go to bed at night knowing your music is making money even while you sleep.

36. Perform in Restaurants, Hotels, or Department Stores – While department stores like Nordstrom are cutting back on piano players, there are plenty of other upscale stores, restaurants, and hotels that need musicians (more specifically, piano players) to set the mood for their patrons. According to Musicians’ Wages, the first gig is the most difficult one to get, but once your reputation is established, you should be able to find them more easily.

37. Create Sound Files (i.e. Virtual Instruments) – Here’s a unique business idea. For those who play an array of instruments, especially the more unique ones, composers often need your help when creating their music. And since you can’t be everywhere all at one, recording those sound files and creating an online database where they can purchase them (like the one at Impact Soundworks) is good for them and for your pocketbook.

38. Compose Music for a Theatrical Production – Composer Stephen Lias says that if you like to collaborate with others and you are willing to start off small (meaning make less money at the beginning), then the opportunities for creating music for theatrical productions are endless. A great jumping off point is your local theatre, he says.

39. Become an Affiliate for Music Companies – If you can’t land an endorsement deal, you can at least signup to receive a commission. Sign up with Musician’s Friend and receive a commission every time someone makes an instrument or sheetmusic purchase because of you.

40. Join the CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes Affiliate Programs – If you are selling your music through these channels already (which you probably are if you’re using CD Baby), you might as well make a little commission for your efforts. The affiliate links will need to be placed from your own website though. Join CD Baby’s affiliate program.

41. Build Your Own Website and Sell Your Music There – CD Baby is a great marketplace, but don’t rely on them for all of your promotion. Create your own website using a free service like WordPress, or something more involved like what HostBaby can offer.

42. Gig at Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Other Events – You won’t become a rockstar playing weddings. But the pay can be pretty good. And if you do well, word will spread and you’ll soon have a bonafide business on your hands. One way to help get your name out there is to sign-up with a site like Gig Masters.

43. Offer Your Single as a Ringtone – Don’t forget that your fans might want to place your songs on their phones as a ringtone. Make this easy for them by creating your own ringtones and making them available in iTunes, like Mike Ty-Wharton does.

44. Create an App That Makes Music Sound Better – Record producer and second cousin of Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bongiovi, created an app called a Digital Power Station. It makes the music on your iPhone sound better in real-time.

45. Sell Merch – Sell t-shirts, posters, etc. after each live show.

46. Re-sell Your Old Instruments Online – Ebay and Craigslist provide easy opportunities to clean out your closet. If you’re hard-pressed for some money, it might be time to let go of old instruments that you have replaced or no longer work. Michael Carlini uses Craigslist to both buy and sell old instruments and offers tips for people who are looking to do the same.

47. Sell Sheet Music – Skilled at a rare musical instrument? This money-maker is for you. Ted Yoder, hammered dulcimer musician, creates specific sheet music for the dulcimer and sells it through his website.

48. Provide Music for Corporate Videos – Corporate video creation is on the rise, which also means there’s a niche for people like Claire Batchelor who can create and edit music for those videos. Break into this market by teaming up with a videographer to make a few initial videos for free in order to develop your portfolio.

49. Sell Your Single Online with CD Baby – You don’t have to have a full album to start selling music these days. Simply sign up with CD Baby and upload your first single. You’ll be in business in no time.

50. Start a Music Blog and Help Other Musicians – Dave Hahn started a blog to share his experience as amusician in the cruise industry. His blog attracted a lot of attention from wanna-be cruise musicians. Dave eventually packaged his information up into 3 guides, which he sells online.

51. Manage Other Musicians – Been around your particular industry long enough to make all the right connections and pick up a few business and marketing skills? You can parlay your expertise into a management service.

52. Sell Vinyl – Offer your music in vinyl and attract a whole new audience. If you haven’t heard, vinyl is making a comeback.

53. Play Music on a Cruise Ship – You don’t have to be Kathie Lee Gifford to get a job on Carnival Cruise Lines. But if you’re up for the challenge, Josh Greenberg, who has worked on a cruise line before, says they are looking for people who know how to read music and can play music in various genres.

54. Create an App That Incorporates Your Music – M. Ward is a folk musician who saw a need–a need for an app that would stream non-commercial local radio programming. He created A Wasteland Companion, which is the same title as his album. Smart phone users can download the Wasteland app, stream public radio stations across the country, and also find other content about M. Ward, such as news and tour schedule.

55. Consider a Career in Music Therapy – To be sure, a career in music therapy doesn’t just happen overnight. There are college courses to be taken and a diploma to be received. But in the end, it is a solid career path to using your love of music to help others.

56. Host a Summer Concert Series in a Local Park – If a festival is too much to pull off, create a simple summer concert series where you, along with other musicians, each take a weekend day to perform. The local community may offer to support you financially.

57. Fill in for a Band Member – Everyone gets sick every now and then or has a scheduling conflict. Do your bandmates know you’re willing to step in if there is a need in one of their other bands? Maybe it’s time you let them know.

58. Give Away Your Music for Free – Seems counterproductive, right? Not necessarily. Check into sites likeNoiseTrade, which offer full albums or samplers for free but they also leave patrons with the option to tip. You’d be surprise how well people tip when they are given the option instead of being told how much to pay. It’s worked for both indie artists, as well as big named ones.

59. Earn Performance Royalties – “A performance royalty is owed to the songwriter and publisher of a particular song whenever that composition is broadcast or performed in public.”

60. Send Out a Sponsored Tweet – Pop Star Kimberly Cole has over a million fans on Twitter. She uses a service called Sponsored Tweets and makes $1,300 for each sponsored tweet she sends out. Visit to find out how much you could make from your tweets.

61. Crowdfund Your Next Song or Video – Not ready to fund an entire album, but still need a small community to support your craft? Consider a service like Patreon, which allows people to become subscribers to your work (often pledging just a single dollar for your next song or music video). For example, Lauren O’Connell is currently creating music on Patreon and 132 “patrons” are signed up to pay her a total of $570 for her next song.

62. Record Lessons and Sell Them Online – David Walliman took his guitar playing expertise to YouTube and eventually created Guitar Playback, a website with a store where he sells high-quality video lessons among other things.

63. Sell Instruments After Live Performances – This idea is perfect for hand drummers who may perform in tourist spots. Get a drum circle going and then allow the participants to purchase a drum to remember their experience and take the music with them.

64. Act Like a Musician – The film and theater industry need real musicians to fill certain roles. If you’re a musician who can also act you should definitely promote yourself like Mark Morgan, a freelance trumpet player, who works for a NYC tourism company as an actor on the side.

65. Sell Your CDs in Person – People still buy CDs in person from a performing musician. When you’re performing, don’t miss the chance to sell your music to fans after the show.

66. Earn Print Rights for Your Sheet Music – Just like your recordings, when a composition of your recording is reproduced, you should earn some money.

67. Sell Your Album Online with CD Baby – This list wouldn’t be complete without the idea that’s made the CD Baby blog possible. Long live the independent musician!

68. Create a Premium Fan Club – Sell premium monthly or annual subscriptions to be in your fan club. Make the fan club worthy of the subscription by providing plenty of freebies and behind the scenes access.

69. Get In the Shazam Database – Being in Shazam is a must if you expect to be featured on a TV show or commercial. CD Baby can help you get into the Shazam database.

70. Produce Music for Commercials – A lot of musicians think that composing music for commercials means quenching their creative side, but Gabe Sokoloff says that isn’t the case. He says it can even help make you a better musician, give you an appreciation for the diversity in music, and advance your music career. Don’t know where to start? Begin with local businesses who might need music for television ads.

71. Sell Your Merchandise Online with Your Own Website – You never know when someone is looking for a goodie for themselves or a special gift idea for their friends and family, who might be fans. Street Drum Corps sells swag supplied and sold through their free online store

72. Sign Up for All Media Sync Licensing with a Library – All Media sync licensing will extend your license to all forms of media, like commercials, TV shows, and more. CD Baby makes this possible through a partnership with Rumblefish.

73. Go on a Summer House Concert Tour – If you have friends in other states or connections in different cities within the same state, consider creating a house concert tour. Charge admission; pay the homeowner a fee, and pay yourself. Set up a recording in one of the houses and then sell albums later when the tour has ended, like Shannon Curtis did.

74. Earn Mechanical Royalties – “Every time a song you’ve written is manufactured to be sold in a CD, downloaded on a digital music retail site, or streamed through services like Spotify and Rdio, you are owed a mechanical royalty.”

75. Organize a Niche Music Conference – As a musician it’s natural for you to want to be around others musicians. Why not organize a conference where you can talk shop with all of your musician friends, improve your skills, and advance your industry? Ian Crombie, successful songwriter, serves as executive director of the West Coast Songwriters, who get together once a year for a conference.

76. Become a Music Librarian – It’s a highly-competitive field, but if you have a degree in music theory or library science or other related fields, and you know music better than others, then a career as a music librarian might be a good option for you. While public libraries often have these positions, there are many at radio and tv stations, colleges and universities, and conservatories, among other locations.

77. Sign Up for MicroSync Licensing with YouTube – By allowing this form of licensing, you could get paid when someone uses your music as background on one of their home videos posted to YouTube. CD Baby can make this possible for you.

78. Work as a Studio Musician – Connect with local studios and become their regular stand-in session musician.

79. Create a Fun App for Your Fans – Follow Dan Deacon’s lead and create an app that your fans can use in the audience at your live show. The Dan Deacon app allows users to participate in an audience-wide light that is synchronized with his on-stage performance.

80. Rent Your Studio to Other Musicians – Have your own recording space? Odds are there are other musicians in your area looking for a place to record their music. Make some extra money by renting out your studio. Neal Morse, progressive rock musician, rents out his personal studio.

81. Create an Instructional Digital Guide – If you don’t have video capabilities, another idea for making money with your music is to create an eBook teaching people how to play an instrument, like this one from guitarist Justin Sandercoe. Your customer gets the information they need immediately and it requires little overhead to produce for you.

82. Play Some Gigs for Free – Create exposure and get your name out there. Do the hard work up front and reap the benefits (especially the monetary ones) later.

83. Offer Acoustic Versions of Your Music – Offer your fans a different version of your music. Go acoustic and record it. Then promote it just like new music.

84. Record a Cover Song – First, acquire the mechanical license for the song you want to cover. Then record it and share it with the world. Learn the three distinct ways you can make money from this.

85. Become a Music Teacher – In many schools, funding for the arts are among the first cuts made when budgets are reduced, so full-time music teaching positions are becoming fewer and fewer. However, when that happens, many schools still offer part-time teaching positions and it is possible to piece together more than one of those in order to make a living, like Koen Guedens does. And if you can’t find a job teaching in a school, teaching private lessons in students’ homes can be quite lucrative if you price your lessons wisely.

86. Send out a Tweet – In 2009, independent musician Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls made $19,000 in 10 hours through Twitter. Seriously. Maybe it would be a good idea for all of us to sharpen our social media skills.

87. Build Out a Tour – Before you decide to just take your band on the road and make a living out of it, it would be wise to consult other bands who have toured and seek their expertise. Lucky for you, the band Marbin recently shared on the DIY Musician blog how they made their tour financially sustainable.

88. Open Your Home for Music Lessons – Gas isn’t cheap these days, and your time is valuable. Instead of traveling to the students to teach them your musical craft, have them come to you, to your home. Set up a space in the living room or in a music room and let your home help you make more money.

89. Submit Your Music to a Record Club – If you’ve got the right sound a service like will stream your music to their listeners, and if the listeners like it enough, they’ll create a vinyl record for you and write you a check.

90. Start a Music Festival and Perform with Others – If you’re having trouble generating ticket sales on your own, partner up with several other music groups and have a festival. In case you haven’t heard, Tenacious D is making a comeback. But they aren’t stopping with a simple tour. Nay, they are getting together with several other musical comedy acts to blow our minds on one fateful day this Fall.

91. Find a Sponsor for Your Tour – If you want to go on tour with your band or on a solo tour, Simon Tam of Last Stop Booking says there’s no way of knowing if someone will sponsor you until you ask. But no one likes a diva and you need to be unique in your approach.

92. Get Paid to Review and Demo Instruments – If you’ve got a large enough audience on YouTube, you can mix in the occasional product review and demonstration. Reach out to companies who produce the products you like and see if they’re willing to compensate you for a review.

93. Write and Produce Jingles – If you’re lyrically gifted and have a tendency for the quirky and fun, like ShiftyPop, consider writing jingles. Use a site like Fiverr to market your services globally and undercut the competition.

94. Land an Advance and/or Sign-on Bonus from a Record Label – Easier said than done, right? But this does happen and you just have to remember that the advance portion is only an advance. You still have to produce revenue from the album to actually earn that money. A smart move might be to spend the bonus, but stash the advance away in a savings account until you start making sales.

95. Provide Educational Concerts (i.e. Performance Workshops) – Mix your love of performing with your abilities as a teacher. Offer up performance workshops to budding musicians or other groups. The Denver Brass, a 14-piece style-melding band, performs educational concerts and workshops at area preschools, middle schools and high schools for a fee.

96. Create a Digital Guide for Marketing Yourself as a Musician – If you’ve seen success in the music industry, especially when it comes to marketing, you can create an eBook or a digital guide to help others who are just getting their feet wet or who are looking to take their career to the next level. Here’s a great example from musician Ariel Hyatt.

97. Perform in Someone’s Living Room – If you’re not seeking the fame and spotlight, but you’d just rather play your music in a smaller, more intimate setting, consider a living room concert. Have someone you know (a fan, maybe?) open their home and sell tickets to the event.

98. Lead Worship at a Church – Isn’t it a sin for a church to pay for musicians? Well, a lot of churches don’t have a problem with it. And if you can find one that’ll pay you to show up each Sunday morning and play, that’s not a bad gig.

99. Play for an Orchestra or Ensemble – Douglas Yeo plays with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and says there are many benefits of seeking an orchestral career–good pay, an appealing schedule, and lots of travel being just a few. He also offers questions to ask yourself as you consider this career path.

100. Enter a Songwriting Contest – Dallas based singer-songwriter Larry G(ee) recently won gear and other prizes by being selected as a grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Another contest to enter is theInternational Songwriting Competition.

101. Use Your Studio to Teach Music Lessons – You’ve spent money creating a studio that is a top-notch place for you to make music. But you can also get that studio to make money for you by using it as the location where you teach lessons to others. Or rent it out to other teachers.

I hope you discovered a new way to make money as a musician. Leave your ideas in the comments below.


How many times have we downloaded some songs illegally?

Come on, it happened to everyone!!
soundowl1Anyway I stumbled upon a really interesting site where you can download practically any famous song in quick and easy way!
I have no idea how it could be an online site like but as long as there you can use.

In most songs are divided by genre.
More comfortable than that ….


This is the link!




i would like speak you about BEAT100.

BEA328124417_640t100 is a social network much like reverbnation but with the difference that it has a video weekly music charts by which you can win up to $ 2000 as first prize.

I was very surprised because the people are very nice and unlike reverbnation or other social networks people participate!

Anyway is simple.
You can subscribe via facebook, you upload your own songs via soundcloud or their own videos via youtube, you have to choose the videos you want in the table, spread the word and wait.
Our video can remain on the charts for three weeks without losing the votes, and that’s great.

I think this one is one of the better social network for musicians that i tried!!!

Go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

25 social media platforms that work best for musicians

At this point in time, our society must have the “news” the instant it happens. With the evolution of social media, this instant gratification is not only possible but prevalent. There are several forums available to the consumer and the choice is all based on your wants, needs, and who you are trying to reach.

You may be looking to use a particular type of medium to get your story across or perhaps you’d rather not be limited to 140 characters to say what you have to say. The social media phenomenon has had a profound effect on how businesses run. This change is most noticeable in the music industry where the record label role has drastically changed. They are no longer the middle man between the artists and their fans because the creation of music-related social media sites enabled them to communicate directly.

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace bring people together, where sites like Spotify, LastFM, and 8 tracks allow you to listen to your favorite band or artist free of charge.

Blog sites are considered to be another form of social media because they offer perspective on what others might be thinking about the topics you are interested in. Technology and social media have also altered they way in which music is created. You can now connect with others online and upload your tracks to a website where other artists can pair them with theirs and “tada,” a song is made. Marketing is another area of focus in music social media, which is why sites like Reverbnation, Fanbridge, and Ourwave are popular.

If you think you have seen it all, think again!

Welcome to the new Myspace.Welcome to the new Myspace.

Connect with people

MySpace – Artists and or bands can link up with people in the industry or with people who love their music. This particular format allows the artist/band to post photos, upload their songs, and keep all who are interested informed about upcoming shows.

Facebook – Whether you are a business, band, or person, Facebook has the formula to get you noticed. Fans can “like” their favorite band or artist, which facilitates communication between the two, whether it’s through messages or wall posts.

Twitter – You have 140 characters to tell the world what you’re about, what is on your mind, or where your next show is going to be.

Tumblr – Express yourself using your words, a picture, a video, or your favorite quote.

Twitmusic – An extension of Twitter specifically geared towards musical acts. – Discovering new music and bringing people together who share an appreciation for this music.

Connect to music

Spotify – Personalize your page, create playlists, and decide whether you want to listen to the playlist you have created or choose from the playlists your friends have created. – Expand your listening horizons when it comes to music. will introduce you to an artist and recommend another five artists in the same group that you might enjoy. You can also review the artist or band via a post or chat.

MOG – Listen to music, organize your music, and discuss how you feel about this music with other fans.

8tracks – 8 tracks dares you to tell us what kind of mood you’re in using only 8 tracks.

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Connect using other mediums

YouTube – Share videos.

SoundCloud – Share sounds.

Instagram – Share pictures.

Find your market

Reverbnation – A place where artists can communicate with other artists, talk with people in the industry, and further their career using the tools provided.

OurStage – Share and promote music while networking with fans, other bands, and people in the industry.

OurWave – Each band and or artist gets their 15 minutes of fame with OurWave, they are able to use this site as a promotion tool by posting their music and announce upcoming shows.

Fanbridge – Mailing list that connects bands with their fans and even offers them deals for being members.

Artists.MTV – Want to know more about a specific artist? MTV has a database full of information, videos and pictures just waiting for you to view.

Eventful – If you have an event, post it here and people will find you.

Create music

Kompoz – Team up with other musicians both on and offline.

Dopetracks – Hip-hop/rap based forum where artists can join forces musically.

Write about it

Hypebot – Instant music “news” at your fingertips.

SoSoActive – What’s hot in the digital age is what SoSo is all about. – All your music blogs in one convenient location.

A New Band A Day – The title says it all.



I spoke in the section 3D software how important it along with a song also create the music video.
I have listed all of the free and paid programs to create music videos 3d.

The software in the top picture is called: AVS VIDEO EDITOR

I use this one because is simple and have a lot of effects, but it is paid.

Now is the time for all those programs that serve instead to modify an existing video.
If you’re not going to create 3D video, you like working with the real camera, you will need certainly one of these programs.

Best free video editing software: 9 top programs you should download

Best free video editing software: 9 top programs you should download
Lightworks is the best free video editing program but there’s a steep learning curve

It’s the first law of movie-making: no matter how expensive your camera, or how skilled you are at using it, your raw footage will always be rubbish. And so, if you’re looking to add a little professional polish, then installing a video editor will be essential.

Commercial video editors can be very expensive, of course, but you may not have to go that far. Whether you want to trim your clips down to size, add a soundtrack or captions, apply transitions or special effects, there are some great free tools which can help – and these are the very best around.

1. Windows Movie Maker 2012

Windows Movie Maker is supremely easy to use. Just drag and drop a few clips onto the program (most formats are supported) and immediately they’re assembled into order; transitions and special effects are just a click away.

Windows Movie Maker

It’s just as simple to add a soundtrack, captions and credits, and you can save the results as a video file, or upload them directly to YouTube, Facebook and many other sites.

You can take a little more control when you need it, for instance trimming clips and applying a few other basic options. The program’s main focus is on making it very simple to produce quality movies, though, and for the most part it’s a great success.


2. Kate’s Video Toolkit

While there’s nothing too surprising in Kate’s Video Toolkit, it does provide some basic but useful editing features. So you can trim files or join them, link two videos with a transition, create a sequence of videos with a custom soundtrack, and there’s a simple file format conversion tool as well.

Kates Video Toolkit

There are plenty of limitations, too (you can’t maximise the program window to use your full screen resolution, for instance), but Kate’s Video Toolkit is extremely easy to use. If you don’t want to read Help files and your editing needs are simple, it could be a great choice.


3. Avidemux

Avidemux is a small but capable open source video editor which can help you join clips, cut them (without re-encoding), and apply a lengthy list of useful filters (Add Logo, Crop, Flip, Rotate, Resize, Sharpen, Remove Noise, tweak brightness, contrast colours and more).


While this sounds basic, there are lots of options and fine controls to help make sure everything goes as you expect, and an excellent online wiki which documents everything. Overall, Avidemux is well worth a look, as long as you’re happy to spend a little time learning how it all works.


4. VSDC Free Video Editor

Non-linear video editors can take some time to learn, and VSDC Free Video Editor is no exception (a lack of useful documentation doesn’t help, either).

If you persevere, though, you’ll find a capable editor with plenty of functionality: drawing and selection tools, plenty of colour and lighting corrections, some useful filters, transitions, audio effects and more.

VSDC Free Video Editor

When your project is complete, there are options to save it to file, optimise your movie for various mobile devices, or even burn it to DVD.


5. MPEG Streamclip 1.2.1b6

With a download size of only 327KB, you’d expect MPEG Streamclip to be, well, a little underpowered. And yet, the program opens multiple files, DVDs or URLs of video streams; can trim, cut, copy or paste parts of your footage; and has options to rotate your footage or export the soundtrack, while its Export dialog provides more control over your finished video than some commercial products.

MPEG Streamclip

It’s not all good news – we had problems playing back some MP4 files – but if you’re just looking for trimming and file conversion features then MPEG Streamclip is definitely worth a try.


6. VirtualDub

It looks a little dated now, and only works fully with AVI files, but if that’s your format of choice then VirtualDub has plenty to offer.

A clean and clear interface helps you navigate through and trim your clips, there are plenty of filters – sharpen, blur, resize, rotate (at any angle, not just 90 degree increments), brightness, colour and contrast tweaks – and optional plugs add even more capabilities.


Learning how to use all these functions can take a little while, as you’ll need to explore some very lengthy menus to find them. But if you need an AVI processor, though, VirtualDub is still worth the effort.


7. Free Video Dub

At first glance Free Video Dub looks like just another video trimming tool: step through the source movie, select the left and right points, cut that section from the video and save the results.

Free Video Dub

What’s different here, though, is that the program doesn’t re-encode your movie, so no matter how much trimming you do, no video quality will be lost. And if you have a lengthy clip which requires a lot of work then that could be very useful indeed.


8. Lightworks

If it’s real editing power you need, then Lightworks is the best of the free package. Its feature-packed timeline, strong multicam support, realtime effects and smart trimming tools are so impressive, in fact, that the program has regularly been used to help produce top Hollywood movies such asMission Impossible and Batman.


There is a price to pay for all this functionality, though: an extremely steep learning curve. This is not a tool for beginners, and you should expect to spend plenty of time reading the documentation before you can do anything useful at all.


9. Freemake Video Converter

As you’ll probably guess from the name, Freemake Video Converter is primarily a video conversion tool (and a very good one, too) – but it can also double as a simple video editor.

Freemake Video Converter

Drag and drop your clips onto the program and you can arrange them into order, cut each one to suit your needs, flip or rotate individual clips and convert them to your preferred format (or even upload the finished movie directly to YouTube). And all in a polished, professional and very easy-to-use interface.

Best Video Editing Software Programs

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Simply very professional, you can make hollywood kinda videos with this. it might not be very simple to use at first but this list isn’t for the easiest programm but the best one.

The Sony Vegas 7.0 is the best!

iMovie is so easy to use it sometimes scares me.

  • Pinnacle Studio

This software is so awesome. I got it for my birthday and I just exploded. It is worth getting! Get it! I have made so many cool videos with the software. I have gotten so into it that I have been making videos every day. I use it for my youtube channel and I love it. So please don’t hesitate to buy the Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate!

  • Adobe After Effects
If you don’t know what this is your probably not that good at video editing. Windows movie maker is not the best it is a joke.
  • iMovie HD
  • Video Edit Master 1.8
  • MediaImpression for Kodak