4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music By The Single

Corey Koehler
2 min readOct 9, 2015

Ever think of selling your music by the single?

Or have you ever thought about re-releasing some of your album cuts as singles?

If not you should be.


Aside from the fact that fans are starting to shun albums, here are 4 pretty good reasons..

1) You Stay Relevant

Assuming you are not god, and can whip out a full album every month, making your fans wait 6 months to a year (or more) between releases is an eternity these days.

Especially when there is so much else going on in the lives of the music fans that we are trying to win over.

By releasing singles, you stay relevant in a music market where releasing music only 1 or 2 times a year is almost the same as releasing nothing at all.

2) You Build A Loyal Fan Base Faster

When you release music, you are essentially opening the up the lines of communication with your fans. The more often that you release music, the faster you and your fans are going to get to know each other.

By releasing singles, you create a loyal fan base faster. A fan base that gets in the habit of getting music from you on a regular basis. They begin to anticipate each release. You win.

3) You Crush Procrastination

By releasing singles you replace procrastination with the sense of purpose that is created from frequent delivery of music.

You can’t sit around and wonder why your career is going nowhere because you have work to do.

4) You Get Paid More Often

Get paid 8–12 times per year instead of just once or twice.

You Can’t Lose

Let’s review:

When you release singles you…

  • Stay relevant.
  • Stay busy.
  • Build a loyal fan base faster.
  • Get paid more often.
  • Wear a big fat smile more often.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort, releasing singles is a great strategy.


More From Corey…

Get More Information On Releasing Singles

See how I was able to generate more buzz, build my fan base and sell more music by releasing singles.

Prime Example of One of Corey’s Single Releases

Here’s an example of how I would do a singles release. There is quite a bit more that goes on behind the scenes but this should give you a solid example of how you could do it.



Corey Koehler

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