Making Money as a Music Producer

by Sumaiya Minnat
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Many people think that passion and money don’t go hand in hand. But it’s not true. In this modern world, there are various ways to turn your passion into a financially sound profession or business. If you have a passion for music, you can enter the music industry as a music producer. There are various options for  making money as a music producer.

From royalties

If you are making good music then listeners will surely listen to your music. You can make your music available to different social media platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, and others. Whenever someone listens to your song, you will earn money.

Sell samples and beats

As a music producer, you will be experimenting with various types of music. You can sell your samples and beats on online platforms like ADSR Sounds. You must set a good price depending on the quality of your sample or beat.

Work on freelance platforms

You can sign up on Upwork or Fiverr and provide musical assistance to different clients. As you don’t have to get into any long-term commitment to the works you will enjoy whatever you do. You can provide services like sound engineering and mixing music.

Put your home studio on rent

Not all music producers have the money to set up their studios to experiment with music. If you have a home studio with all the essential equipment like MIDI keyboards and EQ plugins, then you can rent out your studio to someone who doesn’t have one.

Create a YouTube channel

You can transform into a vlogger by creating a YouTube channel. For this you need to regularly upload your samples and beats there and take audiences’ feedback. Another idea is to talk about the best gear, production techniques, home studio suggestions, and other things.

Become a DJ

You can get into DJing at gigs. DJs are very demanding today. You can get the opportunity to showcase your DJing skills at local clubs and parties. You can earn a decent amount of money through DJing.

Create online course

If you have in-depth knowledge about music production, then you can create online courses for new musicians and music producers. You can also provide a one-to-one teaching option to attract more people. Alternatively, you can sell your courses to Udemy or Coursera.

Make a Patreon

Your fans can support your music with monthly memberships on platforms like Patreon. Once a fan signs up here he will get ‘behind the scenes’ and other interesting content. Your fan will happily subscribe for the membership to get these special treats.


To earn money as a music producer, you should think of multiple channels of income. That way you can increase your earnings and ensure financial stability. Your creativity is valuable and there are people out there to appreciate that. So, you can grow your career as a music producer by tying a number of these earning options.  Some of these approaches may be out-of-the-box, but it’s worth trying.


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