Write your own songs for recording by yourself and others to sell or license.
How You Make Money
Licensing your song in exchange for royalties like on Spotify, selling your song on iTunes or through performance at paid events.
What’s InvolvedCreating your own songs Writing your own songs Recording your song, selling your song and/or licensing your song
Words of Wisdom
If you’re looking for inspiration and wisdom on how to become a songwriter, then checkout this interview with Jesse Harris, Grammy-winning Songwriter and his advice for aspiring songwriters.
The basic advice is to write lots and lots of songs. Even if only a couple are worth listening to twice, you’ll keep getting better and better at it - and do as much music as you can.
I also recommend listening to lots of music, including music that you wouldn’t necessarily like to listen to normally. You’ll get ideas, and you’ll be able to say “I hate that song, because...” and that makes you a better person :-]
Finally, there’s this excellent, yet
ancient guide from the BBC
that they’ve kept available for us to use. Lots of information for people looking at getting into the music industry.
Write Songs for Other People
If you’re looking to create and sell music for other people, like making advertising jingles and songs for businesses, then you might want to consider taking a look at
It’s a marketplace for musicians and people wanting custom music to get together and trade.
Take a look at this video.
You might also be interested in
finding freelance work
to sell music without being tied to a marketplace. This will give you more freedom and control in the long run.