6 Music Publicist Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Become A Music Publicist

A music publicist is a professional who deals with media and public relations on behalf of a music group or a musician. An artist will consult the publicist before releasing any communications to the public.

To become a publicist, earn a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and develop strong public relations skills. You must have experience in media relations, client communications, crisis management, and press campaign development to serve effectively as a publicist.

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

Learn more about starting a music publicist:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

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

Other resources

1. Riyaz Aly ($120K/year)

How much they make: $120K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0


Riyaz Aly: an Indian TikToker and social media personality earning in lakhs from TikTok and Instagram

This TikTok star is making over ₹70 lakh per year at just 19 years old with 45.2M followers on TikTok and 27M+ Instagram followers.

They started Riyaz Aly over 7 years ago
They grew the business to $10K/month
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How much they make:
Where they're located: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0
Website traffic: 1.16B/month

5. Creative Commons

Website traffic: 5.05M/month


6. Toronto Public Library

TPL is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems, with 100 branches across the city and over 10 million books, movies, and other items to borrow or download online.

Website traffic: 1.92M/month