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Posted by Alverson Layne on


So, this music career could use a lot of help too.

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Numbers have been a very real anchoring point that justifies my work as a recording artist.

It started with an unexpected check from Broadcast Music Incorporated in 2015, followed months later by a serendipitous discovery of
a lot more change awaiting in the form of distribution royalties.

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The graph at the top of this post shows earnings for 2017. There's still a lot of work to be done but considering this past week, there was a credit of $51.43 added to my account from music publishing, an update feels appropriate. The graph is interactive; Hover your cursor over it to see additional data.

I have every intention of inconspicuously creating a sustainable income from visual art and music; With the continued development of new services designed to help recording artists make money, all signs seem to point to that becoming a more tangible reality.

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If you are a recording artist or musician yourself, reading this article, may this data help you reach your goals.

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In the past year, I published 4 new records:

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Positive Energy


Desire: I

PAVLOV

Smoke & Mirros (Sun & Moon)

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The first 3 were published through TuneCore which charges $10 for each record. The later was published through amuse.io, a free distribution service that I will write about later.

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These new records are generating income but there are some records from the WORLDSOURS Experiment that are still generating the most amount of streaming royalties.

In case you're curious and you like data and details (like I do), the Q3 2017 Royalty Statement is embedded for reference.

Obviously there's a direct correlation to royalties and the number of records published. But is it all about quality or more-so quantity?Β πŸ€”

I'll just have to publish more records and find out!