THE SIX FIGURE DRUMMER.
How to make money with music
The secret to 6 FIGURES
Do you need to “know somebody” or get lucky to build a fan base and grow an income as an musician.
As long as you’re making good music in a genre that as an audience, they is a straight forward way to predictably and reliably grow your fan base to focus on the music.
Seeing things for years to make a living from music. But trying this techniques, I built up the SIX FIGURE SALARY.
But before we talk about success, we need to talk about the failures. Here’s three of the most common indie business strategies, and why they all end up falling flat.
1). UPLOAD AND PRAY : Most of us think that when we get over our album back from mastering and upload it, to the world distributors of our choice, the work is done.
Cloud will part, angels will sing, fans also will sing, with wallet wide open and adoring looks on their faces, and our amazing songs will rise to the top, based solely on how awesome they are…..reality not so much.
By estimate, there over 50,000,000 songs available for purchase, steaming or download. That’s more than the combined population of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, South Africa. When we upload our music for the world for distribution, guess what happens?. Our lonely song gets lost in that giant sea of music.
So the best way not to make an money from your music is to upload., and pray for lighting to strike. “Upload and pray” is not a strategy tat works..yet that’s exactly what 99.9% of indie of musicians do.
When some musicians, just upload..they feel they have arrived, but they have not, because lots of music are online to watch and download. “PRAYER” matters.
2. SIGN A RECORD DEAL
Many young musicians are into this, which I call this method “Beg record company to listen to your songs”.
Thus is a popular method because musicians are conditioned to think that once you sign a record deal, all your problems are solved.
“” money flows like water””
No more struggling. It’s all luminous, mansions, hatch, and all of that, living a big life.
But the reality, record ideal, objectively speaking, are some of the worst contract on earth. So in life we ought to know we who we’re, depending on. Let’s watch out.
They are famously and horribly lopsided in favour of the record company. Because the record company job is to make as much money as it can from your music. And by the way, the first thing that happens when you sign a record deal is this: Your music suddenly becomes THEIR MUSIC.
And that’s not so big advance payment they give you? Plus all the cost of making your album: That’s amount to a loan.
“” You have to pah them back””
Record companies no longer sign deals with up and coming artists… unless the artist already have a large fan base. See, it’s this days which result to “hard times” for record companies these days, and they only Wang to sign deals with artist who are already making money.
3). Assume TWITTER will make you famous.
Okay, so we’re not going go “upload and pray” and were not going to sign a record deal that’s we’ll regret for the rest of our lives.
We then begin to think and reason, how are we going to market our music..
We’ll the answer is obvious, isn’t it?
Is not there a set of miraculous tools that will save the day, make us rich and famous, and allow our dreams to be achieved.
After all, ts the era of “Drum roll”
We can reach about millions of people, instantaneously using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, telegrams etc.
Isn’t this obviously the way to make money with our music? Well this social media platforms has helped greatly, to improve the lives of many people around the world, and also it has its negative effect.
Looking at it, it turns out that social media is amazing for entertainment and buildiy relationship one-on-one with other individuals. In fact, social media is 30 times worse at generating sales than the tried and true method that I used to generate the six figure strategy.
This is the same method of millions of internet businesses use. It’s the method that generates billing of Naira every year, in thousands of different markets. This method is very amazing at encouraging people to buy most importantly for us. It’s also encouraging people to buy and patronise your music.
Its also the cheapest marketing method to use.
But the facts is that
It’s not reflecting light
Its not new
It’s not sexy
It’s not flashy
It’s actually kind of mind-numbing .
But it’s actually cool and nice, because it works.
So what are the Six figure Strategy
- Grow an e-mail list full of fans and build a genuine relationship with them over time. You tell them and invite them to like your songs.
It sounds to say, we think it should sound very vast. In this case, cosmic definitely isn’t more effective.
Well people encounter lots of argument about use of email.
- People don’t like e-mail
- People don’t read e-mails
- E-mail old school and old fashioned
- It contains spam filters which eat e-mail
Email is not perfect, but emails is very good and perfect method that’s is most effective. But it very good to spred the word, and invite people to buy your music.
Here are the three steps process to make money with your music.
It all comes down to three simple steps.
- First we need to locates fans of our genres.
This is when social media can be of great help to you. Some genres have large online communities that you can become part of. We have so many genres that don’t and you’ll have to look a little harder to find where fans hang out. Its all about growing your list. Your e-mail is the most important assets you have. Your fans need a landing page. Where you’ll give them a sample of your music. And provide them a sample of your work “music “.
Make friends with your new subscribers.
Give them an insider’s look into your process. Tell them real stories about the real you.Don’t disrespect them by hammering them with nonstop sales messages! Give them things they’d never get if they weren’t on your list. Make them look forward to hearing from you!
If you do these things, they wil buy your music — even today, when they don’t have to buy ANY music from ANYONE.
Your “secret weapon” is a genuine connection with your fans.
DOES THIS REALLY WORK TO GROW A FAN BASE ??
If you’re anything like most musicians, you might be saying…“No way, brah. This can’t work. Nobody wants more email.”
Except that it does work. Here’s why. Nobody wants more crappy email. But everybody wants more awesomeness in their inbox. When people see e-mail on their phone, some might ignore it. But you just have to keep checking it for more updates.
You Can Do This, Too.
Remember, only two things matter:Make great music that fans of your genre will love.Grow an email list of fans and customers… and treat them like friends and family. They will support your career. Making money with music really is a simple process.
It’s important to keep two things in mind.
- When building a business, you need to take time. There’s a lot to learn, and we all make lots of mistake along the way. But if you’re deligent and you stick with it and don’t quit, you’ll be amazed at how far you can go.
- just like writing, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering your songs…There are some details to master. And there’s obviously not enough space to cover them all in one brief article. If you’d like a more in-depth walkthrough of the blueprint. I will give you a guide if you’re interested.
Finally, we all learn everyday and learning is awesome. But just like our music, it’s all about doing. Try and build a marketing system to grow your fan base…
THE SIX FIGURE DRUMMER
The six figure are the strategy, tips and essentials a drummer should know. Beginners are by far the largest population of drummers, and they come in lots of shapes and sizes. While some teachers do a great job of taking into account age, background, and learning modalities (visual, auditory, and tactile), others use a cookie-cutter approach (probably because they were taught this way) to help their newbies. Work out of only one book, hold the sticks a certain way, play within only one genre of music, learn certain rudiments, and so on. In the not-so-distant past, self-learning was very limited: pick up a book (or a magazine, of course), listen to recordings, or watch your favorite drummers play live. You might have even popped a few instructional videos into a VCR. With the wealth of high-tech educational resources available to beginners these days, including YouTube, DVDs, e-books, online lessons, websites, and apps, we’re swimming in a sea of innovation. The following are tips and strategy a drummer must know.
- HAND AND FOOT TECHNIQUE
Grip Holding the sticks in an efficient manner is key to getting off to a good start. An easy way to find your grip is to stand up with your hands at your side. Using your left hand, place the stick into your right hand. The flat part of your thumb should make contact with the stick and your remaining fingers then wrap around naturally.
Fulcrum Pinch the sticks between the thumb and first joint of the index finger and/or the thumb and the second joint. Some drummers feel more comfortable using the middle finger or a combination of index and middle finger.
Tight vs. Loose Gripping the sticks too tightly keeps the tip from bouncing freely off the playing surface. Secure the stick only hard enough to ensure that it doesn’t fly out of your hand.
Angle Of Attack The American grip (where the sticks become an extension of the lower part of your arm and the thumb is in a 3/4 position) produces a playing angle of about 60–80 degrees. This makes it easy to target the inner concentric circle of the drumhead, and allows you to more easily access both wrists and fingers. The French grip (thumb on top) and German grip (thumb on the side) are also useful (the French grip, for example, works well for playing time on a ride cymbal or a floor tom), but the American grip is the preferred way to start.
Matched vs. Traditional Beginners often find traditional grip more challenging to pick up than matched. The traditional fulcrum (non-dominant hand only) is located in the fleshy webbing between your thumb and pointer finger (instead of between two or three of the fingers in matched).
2.) LEARNING METHODS
This are techniques which will guide you through, or pave a way of understanding.
Heel-down vs. Heel-up In heel-down technique, the entire bottom portion of the foot remains on the pedalboard as the lower leg and ankle push down. This technique allows for the beater to bounce easily off the head, producing a more resonant bass drum tone. In heel-up technique, your heel rises slightly off the pedalboard, while the ball of the foot remains. With heel-up, it’s easier to bury the beater (allow it to remain on the head), giving off more attack and less resonance. This technique uses the bigger muscles in your upper leg and hip and can yield extremely powerful strokes.
Vocabulary Learning the names of the parts of the drum kit and the history of each, whether teaching it to yourself or communicating with your students, is not a waste of time. In fact, it will save you hours of frustration in the long run.
One Note At A Time When faced with a daunting groove or lick, you can approach it one note or one group of notes at a time. Your brain can more easily absorb small bits of information that way.
Copy Cat This fun method requires two or more drummers (though it is possible to do this activity by yourself). The leader (often a teacher) plays a lick and the follower (the student) copies it.
3. TIME AND GROOVE
Drumimg is mostly used for accompaniment. Our job is to help convey the message and support the song. Though there are many great play-alongs available, drumming to music that includes both vocal melody and lyrics is invaluable. The following are things that you should take note of, when playing.
Metronome Developing a steady pulse is of vital importance for every drummer. Metronomes are now available as apps and are a great tool to strengthen your timing.
Patterns From time to time, a beginning student shows up to her first lesson, and immediately wants to learn an advanced beat or fill. As a teacher, sometimes you have to dismiss the request. Other times, you can use that enthusiasm to teach a whole slew of interrelated skills and concepts.
Drum set coordination can be a frightening prospect to beginners. One way to develop coordination is to use ostinatos (continuous patterns). The idea is to get one or more of your limbs going repeatedly so you won’t have to think about that limb as much.
5. PATTERNS AND RUDIMENTS
The following rudiments are relatively easy for beginners to grasp: single-stroke rolls, double-stroke rolls, single paradiddles, multiple bounce rolls, five-, six-, seven-, and nine-stroke rolls, flams (including power flams), flam accents, flams taps, and Swiss army triplets.
Application Once you are accustomed to these rudiments, apply them to the drum kit
Dynamics as it relates to drumming, is the actual volume and power with which you play each of the “voices” of your drum kit. For example, you can play soft notes on your snare drum (aka “ghost notes”), or playing louder rim shots to add an accent to a certain beat. These two strokes are on opposite ends of the spectrum, and thus exaggerate the difference that dynamics can make.
Balance Depending on the musical genre, dynamic balance can be of utmost importance. For example, in rock the kick and snare are most predominant, while in jazz — except for playing accents — the ride cymbal is heard above the kick and snare.
Accents: The excitement generated by surrounding louder notes with softer notes (or vice versa) is one of the hidden keys to masterful drum part creation. Some drummers struggle with the concept of raising or lowering the stick height to produce louder or softer notes.
Crescendos: A crescendo is a gradual increase in volume from soft to loud, which often provides tension in the music….