Ideally, gospel music industry is steadily growing as compared to other music industries as more and more people are venturing into it. In fact, those who were formally in the secular music industry are quickly coming to the gospel music industry. Therefore, competition is becoming stiff and stiffer every day, and this means that you must be smart in selling your music in order for you to earn a good living.
However, gospel music industry is unique as compared to others in that it revolves around religious values, but in terms of functionalities, it can be compared to country and pop music industries. In this regard, it has been observed that most gospel artists do not know how to sell their music after they have written them. Nevertheless, if this has been your concern, then worry no more as this article has an ultimate solution for you.
Ideally, it is always a pleasure for every music artist to realize an effective sale of his/her written music. The following instructions are eminent to achieve the above objective:
Step 1: Start by recording professional demos of your songs with musicians who have a vast experience in the industry. During recording, you should make sure that you have used the best musical instruments accompanying your songs such a guitar, piano, drums, and so on
Step 2: In most countries, you are not allowed to start selling your music to public before registering with the relevant authorities. In this regard, you must register your songs with United States Copyright Office either by standard mail or online. At this step, you are supposed to fill an application form, submit mp3s of your music, and finally, pay the registration fees ($35 for online and $65 for standard mail)
Step 3: Start to network with other professionals in the music industry by joining organizations such as the GMA (Gospel Music Association), sharing ideas with other professionals on forums, and attending gospel concerts and convections
Step 4: Submit your recorded demos to reputed gospel music publishers. You can easily find the right publisher by checking at the Gospel Music Association’s website. However, you are advised to submit songs that ultimately reflects the virtues and values of gospel music
Step 5: After getting the right publisher, you are supposed to negotiate on the viable terms and conditions of the contract. You might have to hire a lawyer and let him/her examine the contract you have signed with your publisher to be sure that you are getting the right and fair deals
If you follow the above instructions to the later, you are more likely to sell your written gospel music with a lot of ease. However, in any kind of selling, returns are not expected soon. Therefore, you must be ready to wait for some time before realizing the real turnover.