7 Music Blogger Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Become A Music Blogger

A music blog covers different topics of interest among music lovers. With the music industry so popular in 2023, it is a great time to start a music blog. A music blog offers you a chance to get as creative as possible and is also a precious tool to help you promote and publicize music genres.

Starting a music blog is as easy as selecting a music niche. Identify topics of interest and create shareable content.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a music blogger:

1. DJ Tobander ($12K/year)

DJ Tobander (from Stuttgart) started DJ Tobander over 8 years ago.

$996 / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is DJ Tobander and I’m running a blog with the same name. I’m writing about djing and am also selling info products like “How to start DJing” or “How to get more Bookings” but mainly I’m selling collections of great DJ Sets for special occasions like weddings or NYE.

I’m not selling the music itself but the name of the songs and in what order the DJs were playing them. DJs should never copy the style or whole sets of other DJs but they should definitely inspire themselves by looking at what other DJs are playing where and when.


2. Recording Revolution ($1.92M/year)

After losing his full-time job as an audio engineer, Graham Cochrane started a music blog. Now, the 38-year-old father makes $160,000 a month working just five hours per week — and spends most of his time with his family.

$160K / month
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Graham Cochrane is the founder of the Recording Revolution. The company was founded in the midst of the Great Recession in 2009.

  • The Recording Revolution offers instruction, training, recording, mixing, and tried-and-true strategies for creating music that is cut out for radio.

  • Since 2009, this online community has trained over 350,000 songwriters and musicians to produce songs suitable for radio from their homes or bedrooms.

  • Additionally, he is also the author and host of the show named The Graham Cochrane Show. On his show, he shares his tips and tricks for building and running a successful online business.


Read the full story on cnbc.com ➜

Learn more about starting a music blogger:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a music blogger?
-> Pros and cons of a music blogger

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established music blogger
-> Marketing ideas for a music blogger

Other resources

-> Music blogger tips
-> Blog post ideas for a music blogger

5. Starship Casual

Jeff Tweedy shares songs, advice, general musings, and whatnot... Click to read Starship Casual, a Substack publication with tens of thousands of readers.

  • Business rank: #572

Check out their full website ➜

6. Myspace

Featured Content on Myspace

  • Website traffic: 5.11M/month
  • Business rank: #1.91K

Check out their full website ➜

7. Last.fm

The world's largest online music service. Listen online, find out more about your favourite artists, and get music recommendations, only at Last.fm

  • Website traffic: 27.2M/month
  • Business rank: #2.14K

Check out their full website ➜

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