After almost a year not working that much on my stock music portfolio (except for managing and pruning libraries) I find it’s time to see what the ‘damage’ is. I mean, there has been money made here so it’s not that bad. I am not going to put exact values here, only rounded percentages. I […]
I think I’ve talked about this before. In my spare time I like to build guitar effects for my friends and myself and repeatedly heard that I should do something with it. Since I’m a graphic designer by trade and like to tinker with software I’ve decided to build a website dedicated to building guitar […]
I like these kind of blogs. There is a collection of 50 tracks out there that is making me money although I’ve done nothing the past months to add more. It’s still not enough to live off but it’s more than nothing.
As a creative, you most definitely appreciate the flexibility that comes with the freedom to work from home. You don’t have to deal with the rigid 9 to 5, or the claustrophobic cubicle. But remember you still need to maintain your creativity, if anything productive is to come out of it.
Okay, I love to make things simple here. And also love lists. And by love lists, I mean LOVE LISTS. So here are some practical do’s and don’ts for making and maintaining stock music.
Do you feel like your creative talents are being put to waste with your 9-5 job? Do you wish to pursue your passion in creating music while earning money at the same time?
Starting out is the easyest part of becoming a stock music composer. Being consistent is the hardest part. Here are some tips to become succesful. If you keep going at it, at least.
The mantra to success for any person or business is to think big. Thinking big makes you achieve big things. Nothing is impossible if one starts dreaming about it. The art of becoming successful really lies within all of us and it is we, who have to really step up our thinking in order to make it happen.
We sometimes need the tools to know how to work on habits. But first, what is a habit loop and how do you trigger it? The habit loop consists of the cue, routine and reward.
What would a future boss think if they saw a big gap on your resume filled with “Creating stock photography for
Why am I writing this all down? Whats the point? Nobody will be reading this crap. Here are some thoughts that crossed my mind when starting with this blog.
There are many reasons not to start composing stock music. And I know this is the thing for most people. Because at one point you won’t like composing music anymore.
This is what I’ve Googled for researching this topic. Since creativity and creating things as come up a lot on this blog, who would have known, I’d had to Google it. This result, the first one that had a little content snippet thingy, is somewhat of what I’ve expected. Partially useless crap. So let’s rewrite history (hehe) and create a new breed of creative humans. Let’s go!
When I was reading the Four Hour Work Week by Tim ferris, there was a chapter about outsourcing mundane things to a virtual assistant. This assistant can be located in India, other Asian countries, in the US or Canada, hell, even in the middle of the ocean on a sailboat.
A year ago, in March 2018, I started with an experiment. I created a website to sell my own royalty free music. This idea came from the fact that I ran into a few problems while selling my music on other platforms. Most of these sites keep a high percentage (often 50% or more) of […]