Art for Hire: How Creatives Make Money in Music


A diverse panel who make 100% of their income as producers, songwriters, performers, musicians and/or artists discuss how they place value on their work. Learning to negotiate, chase payments, and when to work for free are difficult lessons in our business. Succeed by building lasting mutually beneficial professional relationships, not just network. You’ll learn what tools, skills and temperament, besides the creative ones, are needed to be a professional independent contractor in the music business.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate