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Monetize Your Music

How To Make Money On SoundCloud

As an independent artist, you want to make sure you’re earning revenue everywhere you can. You put a lot of effort into your projects. Don’t let that hard work go unnoticed! If you’re a SoundCloud user, you can make money…

How To Monetize Your User Generated Content

To say the least, you work hard on your music. You spend endless hours perfecting your craft and creating killer content that deserves to be recognized. You deserve to get paid for every iteration of your work, wherever it may…

How To Maximize Your SoundCloud Profile

SoundCloud is one of the most powerful sites for independent artists looking to connect with the music community and share their stuff on their own terms. Unfortunately, many artists and record labels forget to follow some of their best practices…

How Do TikTok Streaming Royalties Work?

Making sure you are collecting all the royalties owed to you across all platforms is an essential part of being an artist. On TikTok, it’s no different. Most distributors have deals in place with TikTok to make sure you get…

Does Instagram Pay Music Royalties?

You collect royalties on TikTok, YouTube, Spotify and the like, but are you collecting your royalties from Instagram too? Whether you aren’t sure or just want to learn more, here’s how to do it… Does Instagram Pay Music Royalties? Let’s…

What Is Sync Licensing?

Interested in getting your music featured in TV, commercials, and movies? You’ve come to the right place. Symphonic’s CEO, Jorge Brea, is here to explain everything you need to know about the basics of sync licensing and how to get…

8 Ways Musicians Can Make More Money in 2022

No need to rely solely on music sales and touring to bring in the big bucks. Here are 8 more ways your music can make money in 2022. Let’s dive in… 8 Ways Musicians Can Make More Money in 2022…

How to Optimize your Songwriting for Sync

Your song might sound awesome, but it sucks for sync. Sorry, but it’s true. Songwriters rarely consider how their song might be used to help tell someone else’s story. They’re often preoccupied with telling their own story, emulating songs they…

3 Types of Royalties Involved In Music Publishing

So you already know there are royalties associated with publishing, but what kind? Which ones do Symphonic’s Publishing Administration collect? How can you know if you’re earning those royalties as an independent artist who writes your own songs? In this post, we’ll break…

How To Do A Revenue Completeness Check

Are you taking advantage of every opportunity to monetize your music? This Revenue Completeness Checklist is a great way to guide your efforts as an independent musician. Refer back to this post and use this checklist to evaluate your progress…