Sell Your Music at Shows

Selling your music at shows

You’ve got a strong set list, your live show game is on point; you’re all set to hit the stage. Awesome!

Make sure you’re getting paid for your hard work.

Now, that doesn’t just mean getting the club to pay you – while that’s important, most venues that have live performers are pretty on the ball when it comes to paying their talent – but that’s not where you’re going to make your money.

Your money’s in merch. And the single most important piece is your music.

Think about it; you’re an artist. People have come to hear you perform your music, and you owe it to them, and yourself, to not only make it easy for them to listen to your music later, but to be sure that you’re maximizing the opportunity.

In the modern era, people tend to buy music in three ways:

  1. Vinyl
  3. CDs

Let’s take a closer look.

Vinyl Records

While you shouldn’t sleep on vinyl records – especially if you’ve got a hip(ster), millennial audience – they’re never going to be your bread and butter. If you can move it, great, but nobody wants a stack full of unsold vinyls; so make certain you know your audience, and keep your pressing to limited runs.

Digital Downloads

Sure, people like it, and its convenient; but it’s not your best option at a live performance. Scanning a QR code, or giving an artist your email lacks a tangible quality that people are looking for at shows; to say nothing of how tricky it is to autograph a download.

Having said that, including download codes with a physical album is a great “thanks” to your fans,and worth considering.

Compact Discs

The music industry has primarily moved on from CDs, but here’s a little secret:

The concert industry hasn’t.

If you want something tangible, CDs are by far and away your best bet. Even if your fans take them home, drop them in the computer, and immediately turn them into .mp3s – which they will – people like the tangibility of buying something that they can take home. On top of that, they’re ridiculously easy to sign (if you’re not autographing stuff for free at your table, you’re either missing out, or playing stadiums), and still portable enough to fit in a purse or pocket.

When it comes to getting your CDs, has you more than covered. With runs starting as low as $15 bucks – TOTAL – you’ve really got no excuse for not having discs at your merch booth.

People Want to Buy Your Music

Your fans  want to support you; they want to buy your music. Make it easy, make it fun, and it’ll make you money.



Promote Your Mixtape

Discover the Best Places to Sell Your Mixtapes Online

If you want to make money from your mixtapes, you should know that there are a couple of great websites out there where you can offer your mixtape to those who want to download new beats.

Today, we want to share information about each of these convenient and practical online platforms. Use one or both of them in order to get your mixtapes out into the online marketplace.

Build a Buzz at

This is a great place to offer your mixtape for free. Now, we do know that you want to make money from your mixtapes! However, very often, posting mixtapes at, where people may download them for free, is a great way to make money, even if the money doesn’t come in via DatPiff.

Basically, musical artists make a lot of money from licensing. They put mixtapes out there anywhere that they can, for free, and then promote the heck out of their work. When it gets popular, they go to local businesses and radio stations and let them know that the mixtapes are available for ads, TV and other media stuff.

If someone want to license the mixtape, the artist will receive royalties whenever the ad or TV show or radio spot plays. It’s a great way of making money.

Putting your mixtapes up at, which has 1.8 million “likes” on Facebook, will be a great way to build popularity.

Another “free downloads” platform for mixtapes is It’s pretty much the same!

Sell Your Mixtape at iTunes

Apple device owners rely on iTunes in order to get new songs and many people with non-Apple personal computers use iTunes, too!. It’s possible to sell your mixtape at iTunes as long as it’s in a digital format. The default amount that singles sell for on the platform is .99 cents. For an album, the default price will be $9.99. As an artist, you’ll make seventy cents a song and seven bucks an album.

Getting your music onto iTunes won’t be hard. Just follow four simple steps in order to ensure that a huge audience may find you on this platform. Bear in mind that you’ll need to promote via social media and every other means, in order to let people know that you exist at iTunes. It’s all about marketing which is effective and consistent.

Since you’re an ambitious musical artist, you probably already know what you’ll need to do to get noticed and make money from your beats. Now, you know three platforms which will help you to achieve your dreams.

Cheap Mixtape Duplication

Why You Need Cheap Mixtape CD Duplication

So, you’ve got your mixtape – and it’s hot. Your writing, performance, production; everything about it is straight fire.

Now what?

Well, there’s no substitute for old-fashioned hustle; you’re going to want to get on the grind, and start introducing people to your music. Nowadays, a lot of that is done digitally – using Twitter and Facebook, usually to steer people in the direction of your Bandcamp or Soundcloud accounts – but even so, there’s a significant element missing from most artist’s mixtape strategies.

The personal element.

You Are The Product

People talk about being a “brand,” but there’s little thought into what that actually means. Your style, your demeanor, your music, these all add together, sure; but it’s still going to come back to you. Picture these two different scenes:

You’ve gone to see a local show, and the opener was on fire. You think you remember their name, so you take a minute to Google search them – or you make a note to do it when you get home. They were pretty good; you might want to get some of their music one of these days.


You’ve gone to see a local show, and the opener was on fire. After their set, they roll over to their merch table, where they’re talking with fans. They seem authentic; genuine. Real. Also, they’re signing everything right now. You check out their booth; their new mixtape is here, and the CD’s not expensive at all – you pick one up, the artist signs it, and you chat a bit about whatever.

See the difference? Even if you have some CDs sitting at your merch booth, in the first one, you’re letting your fans walk away – even though they’d rather support you. In the second example, you give them the opportunity to strike while the iron’s hot.

Engage with your fans, and for the love of all that’s good and pure, sign everything. It makes fans happy, it’ll make you feel like a rockstar, and it draws people in to come and talk with you; and once they’re engaging, they’re going to want your mixtape. So give them something to remember; make them a fan for life.

Now, the thing that you absolutely cannot afford to have happen here, is to run out of discs. CDs are cheaper than ever – let cover you, so you never have to say “we sold out.”