Resources For Musicians

Creatives make NYC vibrant. To ensure artists can continue to live, work, and play here, NYMM features tailor-made free programs for the city’s music-making community.

  • How to Make Money with Music: Workshop Making Money with Music

    ​​Bring your ​laptop, tablet, or phone to this hands-on workshop with ​actionable ​steps for musician audience members to add revenue streams in real-time, right there during the talk.


    ​Through a series of 5-10 minute labs and an electronic ​Making Money With Music​ ​Revenue Stream Worksheet Packet​ providing links, resources, and clear “to-do” items, musicians will come away from the workshop creating multiple, parallel income streams on-the-spot and the knowledge to maximize the amount of money they can make. Plus, with the packet, they can continue to work on tapping revenue streams after the session so they enhance their music business.​ ​Some of the topics covered in the labs include: making sure you can get paid, customer segmentation product and merch selection, merch-on-demand, affiliate sales, royalties, advanced digital distribution, making money at your live events, and much more.


    Location: Carnegie Hall Resnick Education Wing 154 West 57th St. New York, NY 10019

    Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

    Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

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  • How to Make Money with Music: Seminar Making Money with Music

    ​​It’s easier than ever to record, distribute, and market your own music today, but what about actually making money?


    Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists, and authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan take musicians step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business. This seminar covers how to tap and boost over 40 revenue streams while minimizing the money they spend. This includes 17 ways to start a music business for $0. Topics include: making sure you can get paid, worldwide digital distribution, collecting royalties, making money from merchandise, generating licensing opportunities for film, TV, trailers, and advertising, crowdfunding, patronage, and much more.


    Location: Carnegie Hall Resnick Education Wing 154 West 57th St. New York, NY 10019

    ​Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

    Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Make it Live: A Practical Approach to Getting Gigs in NYC and Touring Drom

    The live music market in New York City and the United States offer a wide range of opportunities for concerts and tours for a wide variety of musicians. This highly informative session provides participants with practical knowledge of how booking and touring works, the clubs network that exists for independent musicians, how to access them, and many other insider tips.


    The session will highlight key subjects such as booking strategies, showcasing, and pitching to presenters. Musicians will learn the building blocks to book local and regional dates and best practices for preparing for shows and maximizing turnout.


    The Workshop is presented by Mehmet Dede, Programming Director and Talent Buyer at Drom, downtown Manhattan’s 300 person capacity eclectic live music club. Dede is also co-founder of the NY Gypsy Festival and gives workshops nationally & internationally, in addition to teaching at the Hartt School in Hartford and NYU.


    Location: Local 802 – American Federation of Musicians 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Free Rehearsal Space for Musicians Spaceworks

    Musicians rehearse for free at Spaceworks this June! Join Spaceworks to start reserving free rehearsal space at their 20 studios in Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Long Island City this June. This promotion is available to all NYC-based music makers for up to 8 free rehearsal hours per participant.

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