Getting the business side of Lil Casino is a littleee tricky to establish. There's so many things that go into it and its just complicated. For my sake, and for anyone else in music, I'm gonna try to simplify it as much as possible.
Now as someone who needs to pay rent, I've gotta find a way to fund my music with whatever extra money I have. And that's not much. So truly, the only way to do anything dope af is to have somme sort of sponsorship or investor. But investors want to get their money back and some! So figuring out how to profit is the goal.
The three most clear ways to profit are via streaming, merchandise, and shows. There's tons of other ways but these are the most basic. Streams are tough tho, because to make anythingggg, you really have to be superstar status. So that brings us to merchandise and shows. Now that I could do. Other things like sync licenses where your song gets in movies and video games would also be pretty awesome and profitable. Then eventually doing features. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The first first step would be to establish myself as a business, either a DBA or LLC. A "doing business as" (DBA) is good, cheap, but someone can sue me and come for my car, house, personal assets. But with an LLC, I could protect my personal stuff. Now this seems like the best idea, especially in music where getting sued seems almost inevitable. But only problem is it is $800 a year!!! HOLY BALLS. Now I don't wanna get into the nitty gritty, but to sum it all up... music is expensiveeeee. Because that's just that part of it. There's also fees associated with music videos, outreach, and just plain making the music. This is what makes it so tough to keep going sometimes. Money. That's what its always about am I right? But I just can't look back on my life and wonder what if I did go all out? So I'm going for it. But it's gonna be tricky.