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Music Industry Funding

Choosing a music industry career is one thing, figuring out how to pay for it is quite another. Learn more about music business funding opportunities, like music business loans, music business grants, how to apply for music business funding and more.

Five Prizes for Fan-Funded Releases
Could your fans be the best source of money for your album release project? Find out how to create rewards for fan-funding that will have your fans ponying up.

Do You Make Music for Love or Money?
When you write a new song, do you do it for love or money? How much should a musician try to calculate the mass appeal of the music - or should they do it at all? Share your ideas with your fellow musicians here.

Can I Start a Record Label with No Money?
Can you start a record label with no money? I get this question a lot in my inbox. The answer? It depends on your definition "no money." Although record labels don't run themselves, your dream to start a record label may not be the impossibility you may think. Find out if you can start a record label with no money - or at least how cheaply you...

How to Get Concert Tour Sponsorship - Get Music Concert Sponsorship
How to Get Concert Tour Sponsorship - Get Music Concert Sponsorship

Music Industry Quick Tip: Don't Charge It
In this Music Industry Quick Tip, find out why you shouldn't rely on your credit cards to fund your music career. Visa and Mastercard may be tempting when you're trying to pay for studio time, production costs and touring, but find out why your credit cards should be a last resort when you are paying for your music career.

Work with a Music Industry Investor
If you're struggling to pay the bills in your music career, the thought of a music business angel or other music business investor can sound like a dream come true. That dream could turn into a nightmare really quickly if you don't give the whole deal careful consideration. Find out the pros and cons of working with a music business angel.

Apply for Music Business Funding
Paying for a music career is just about the hardest part of keeping the whole thing going. Bands, record labels, promoters, music managers, agents and often face a constant battle of completing their projects while paying the bills. But how you get your music business funding and what you do with the money makes a big difference. Find out what you need to know before you try to get a loan to star…

Free Music Industry Work - Do You Work for Free in the Music Industry?
A common music industry problem is to be presented with a big opportunity that pays absolutely nothing. A big show, your song featured in a show, a work experience gig - do you gamble on the fact that you've found a stepping stone or do you only work when you see the cash? Share your thoughts.

Top Five Worst Music Industry Investments

Getting started in the music industry is expensive. That's why you've got to be clever about how you spread around the cash (or Visa). Still, that doesn't stop a lot of indie musicians, labels and "managers" from throwing money at all the wrong things. The list of bad music industry investments can be long, but here are my top spending pet peeves for struggling indie music types and why I thin…

Money and Your Music Career 101

The number one struggle facing nearly everyone in the music industry is money. How do you find the money to complete your projects? How do you make money working in the music industry? What do you do until the money starts rolling in? This 101 guide to money and the music industry will walk you through all of the your options when it comes to coping with that sometimes stressful financial side…

Pay for Your Music Career
Deciding you want to work in music is the easy part. Paying for a music career? Now that's hard work. Find out about your different music business funding options so you can keep your music career dreams alive.

Music Industry Investors
You've got the dream, the drive - now you just need the dollars. Getting music industry funding can make or break your music career, but it can be hard to know where to look. Find out about these common sources for music money to see which of these music investors is right for you.

Music Business Loans and Grants: How to Spend It
If you're lucky enough to get funding for your record label or music project, you could soon find yourself in the red again if you don't make good choices about how to spend it. Find out how to prioritize your record label expenses, and the best ways to spend your music business loan or music business grant.

Write a Music Funding Application
Getting a music project off the ground isn't cheap, whether you want to record an album, start a record label, or any other idea you have cooking. There is help out there in the form of music business loans and music business grants from arts councils (subject to where you live), but if you don't go about applying for music business funding the right way, you won't stand a chance of getting the cash you need. Find out how to write a music business funding or arts council application.

Apply for Music Business Funding
Paying for a music career is just about the hardest part of keeping the whole thing going. Bands, record labels, promoters, music managers, agents and often face a constant battle of completing their projects while paying the bills. But how you get your music business funding and what you do with the money makes a big difference. Find out what you need to know before you try to get a loan to start a record label or any other music business purpose.

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