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How To Make Money With AI Music (2024)

Published on
May 23, 2024

Generative AI is revolutionizing the music industry.

With AI music tools like SOUNDRAW, you can create original, professional-quality instrumentals as a base for your songs.

From monetizing on YouTube to using AI beats for your songs, the exciting opportunities to profit from AI music are endless. Here are some ways to make money with AI music.

4 Ways To Make Money With AI Music

With generative AI tools for music, creators, musicians, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs have more opportunities to speed up their workflow and monetize their skills.

1. Make Songs and Upload To Audio Streaming Platforms

One  way to make money from AI music online is by uploading your songs to music streaming platforms.

Music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music pay you when your music gets streamed.To get your music on all streaming platforms easy and fast, you can use music distribution tools like DistroKid.

DistroKid is a music distribution platform that makes it easy for music creators to upload their music to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, YouTube, TikTok, iHeartRadio, Deezer, and many other streaming services.

When you upload your music to DistroKid, the tool automatically shares it to every streaming platform. And you earn money anytime it is played on any streaming platform.

To get started, sign up for DistroKid, set up your account, upload your music, add an art cover, and choose an artist's name before publishing.

Once you follow these steps, your AI music will be uploaded automatically to all streaming platforms in 2-5 days. As long as you modify the songs by adding your own vocals or changing them in other software, you can do this with any of your SOUNDRAW creations. Artists like Trippie Redd, French Montana, and Fivio Foreign have also used SOUNDRAW to create beats for their songs.

2. Monetize AI Music Videos on YouTube

With 2.49B monthly active users, YouTube is one of the world's largest social platforms. And it’s another rewarding platform to upload and monetize your AI-generated music.

Many people use the video search engine to listen to music.To monetize AI music on YouTube, create a series of thematic music with an AI music generator like SOUNDRAW. 

Then, create a YouTube channel where you’ll upload your music. After creating a channel, upload your music tracks using engaging visuals. It could be a thematic video that aligns with the song's mood, a simple lyric video, or an AI-generated artwork as a thumbnail.

Remember to optimize your videos as you upload them. Tweak the video titles, descriptions, and tags using relevant niche keywords so you can be visible to a dedicated audience.

Finally, join the YouTube Partner Program to monetize your AI music videos and start earning Ad revenue. As you upload more videos and your channel grows, you can create playlists and compilations to maximize YouTube ad revenue.

A prominent example of a creator who used AI for virality was “Pizza Later” with their iconic satirical “Pepperoni Hug Spot” AI ad.This creator combined several AI services to create something original, garnering over 1M views!

Pepperoni Hug Spot - AI Made TV Commercial

3. Create AI Music Courses & Tutorials

There’s a growing interest in generative AI technology worldwide. And with the increasing buzz, more people will want to learn and master AI tools.

You can make money from this demand by creating instructional courses that teach how to generate high-quality music using AI tools. Platforms like Udemy and Teachable allow you to upload video courses and sell them to others.

From prompt finetuning and audio editing to advanced composition techniques, there are a lot of topics you can cover in your course. Plus, you can offer these courses at different skill levels.

In addition to online courses, you can also organize online tutorials to teach others how to use AI music generators effectively.

If you are proficient with using AI tools to make music, selling online courses and educational products is a great way to make extra money online.

4. Create Custom AI Music For Others

With AI-powered music tools, you can generate and sell customized music tracks to businesses and individuals, depending on their specific purpose.

For example, a yoga influencer could hire you to create a relaxing theme song for their YouTube channel. Or a business entity could pay you to generate a catchy anthem tailored to their brand's identity and core values.

Here are some specific examples of how you can make money by selling AI audio tracks to others outright:

  • Business Jingles: Businesses need catchy jingles to market and sell their products. And with AI tools, you can create and deliver custom business jingles of any length quickly.
  • Events: Most events, whether in-person or virtual, need theme music. With an AI music generator, you can create custom event-specific tracks based on a particular theme.
  • Video Games: Some games often need engaging background music to enhance the user experience. You can partner with indie game developers and produce unique soundtracks for their gameplay.
  • Mobile Apps: App developers looking to design an immersive experience for their customers can pay you to generate customized music for their mobile app.

With these opportunities and more, you can make a decent income by creating and selling personalized tracks directly to customers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About AI Music

People have asked some popular questions about making money online using AI music tools. Here are some of these frequently asked questions and our answers.

Does AI music have a copyright?

The question of copyright ownership for AI-generated songs is complicated. However, it mostly depends on the creative process and tools involved in generating the AI music. With SOUNDRAW, there are no issues when there is sufficient human creative input in composition.

Can AI music be monetized on YouTube?

Yes, YouTube allows you to publish and earn money from AI music videos as long as they meet the monetization policies and guidelines. Ensure you disclose the use of AI in your videos and produce original, high-value content that engages your audience.

Can you use AI music to earn money?

Some ways to make money using AI music like SOUNDRAW’s as a base, include creating your own songs, monetizing on YouTube, offering music creation services, creating online courses, and more.

Can you make music with AI?

With services like SOUNDRAW, generating AI music is easier than ever. All you need to get started is an idea. Also, remember to choose a suitable theme, length, genre, and mood for your track.

Disclaimer - What you cannot do

Here are various ways you can earn money with AI-generated music from SOUNDRAW. Please be aware that you cannot do any of the following things with music created via SOUNDRAW: 

  • Registering with Content ID (prohibited under all plans):some text
    • When uploading a video to Youtube, you may be given the option to register a content ID for the music in the video. This will cause Youtube to assume that you own the copyright to the music and prevent other users from using the same or similar music.
    • All music generated by SOUNDRAW is copyrighted by us, so you are not allowed to register Youtube content ID.
    • Don't worry, you can monetize your videos without any problems without registering a content ID, and there will be no copyright issues.
  • Selling or distributing the music without modifications. You must edit the track, for example by adding vocals or editing stems (available for Artist Pro and Unlimited).
  • Selling SOUNDRAW's music on third-party licensing services like Audio Stock or BeatStars, regardless of whether the music is modified.
  • Under the Artist Plan, it is prohibited to use downloaded tracks as background music (BGM) for videos you do not own (Note: You may use the tracks as BGM for your own music videos or videos you own).

All about our artist plan license

Final Words

Whether it’s selling music creation services, creating songs based on our AI beats, or teaching others on Udemy, there’s a wave of exciting opportunities to profit from AI music.

All you need to get started is an idea and some time! The earning potential is huge. You could make hundreds to thousands of dollars monthly with little effort from monetizing our professional-quality AI-generated tracks through various channels.

Ready to make money with AI music?

Get started with SOUNDRAW today, and let’s make it happen!