Doesn’t it seem like music would naturally fit into a passive income blog? Actually, I put this category in so you WOULDN’T try to make money this way. If you do manage to make profitable songs it is because you have two things going for you.
1) You are amazingly talented and prolific.
2) You have been accepted into the agenda club.
Let’s talk about point number 2. Not many are conscious of the fact that there is a dominant group of people in the music industry that have an agenda to dumb your thinking down to that of a potato. They know that when they succeed you will become more docile and will buy and do anything that goes contrary to common sense. They have made big gains in destroying the fabric of who we are as shown by our divorce statistics. In America during the 1950s, 1 in 6000 got a divorce. Now the percentage is over half.
Now let’s look at other examples of how powerful the media is and how we have bent to their persistent messages (and willful omissions).
1) We believe that George Clooney is the most handsome guy in world.
2) Ugly Volkswagen bugs had a sizeable American market share for 40 years.
3) A large portion of Americans choose to view the internet through small iPhones instead of Androids with twice the screen size.
4) Recreational marijuana use is legal in 2 US states but 1/6 of all marijuana users become addicted.
5) Premarital sex is the norm but 1/3 of all Americans have sexually transmitted diseases.
6) It was recently discovered that Obama’s social security number belongs to a native Connecticut man who traveled to Hawaii and died there but the woman who used eVerify to find this out was arrested and Obama is still president.
7) Two years ago, Obama’s birth certificate shown on WhiteHouse.gov was discovered to have been forged using Adobe Photoshop (the designer who created it forgot to rasterize all of the layers together)… and he’s still president.
Probably the most influential tool to proliferate ideas is music. The national and international control barons know this and so they have become gateways in the music industry. Even if you have a team of people working with you, they won’t make things easy for you. Those of you who just want to make passive income by uploading your music to iTunes or Pandora will not get much money in return for your efforts. There are too many people doing the same thing. And don’t forget, people only search for music based on what is being promoted in the media by the power barons. Unless you want to allow others to tell you what to sing about and how to dress and act, don’t try making money with music.
However, there is a good business model that incorporates music composition into a larger product. Let’s say that you’ve created a Youtube channel that is dedicated to cake making, carpentry or something else that’s folksy. If you have 50 videos and stick in 6 videos of your own songs, you can easily create a community of subscribers. You don’t want a bunch of people just stopping by and never coming back again. Repeating visitors will help your passive income level immensely. The more people that click on the advertisements, the more money you get.
Anyway, it’s a shame that there are so many talented people out there who will never be heard because they only focus on the quality of their music. They think that quality will create passive income on the internet. Even if there is some passive income, you will be paying a yearly sum to aggregators. You see, iTunes and the other music sites only allow you to upload your music through an aggregator company (a middle man). That’s the double whammy that dashes your music dreams all over the sidewalk. If you do already have a bunch of songs that you need to get out, try making it a part of a larger product as in the Youtube example.