The Modern Musician specializes in niche blogging for musicians, teachers, and students.
Founded by Hannah Haefele of Hannah B Flute, it comprises a Medium publication and individual blogs about specific music topics.
The Modern Musician provides a place for musicians to learn about being a musician in this day and age. It’s not an easy path, but it can be rewarding if you know what you’re doing.
In the future, I hope to be able to hire current music students and recent grads to contribute to the blogs and publication.
Niche blogs focus on informative content for the respective topic. Posts may cover:
- The topic’s history
- Benefits of the topic
- Product reviews
- Tips and tricks
As of August 2021, Hannah is the sole owner and writer for The Modern Musician. However, future plans include hiring musicians as freelance writers and contributors.
Current and future niche blog topics include:
- Low flutes
- Music school
- Music careers
- Extended techniques
- Private teaching
Niche sites are hosted on Blogger and use affiliate links, ad space, and digital products to generate revenue. Once the sites start making consistent revenue, the team will grow.
The Medium publication focuses primarily on opinion-based thought pieces, and it’s a place to republish blog posts. Stories cover the current state of classical music and what it’s like to be a musician in the 21st century.
Writers may create a Medium account and submit to The Modern Musician publication. Not all submissions will be accepted.
The Medium publication makes money through the Medium Partner Program. Contributors will earn money based on the read time of paying Medium members. Future goals include also paying writers a set fee per accepted submission.
How do your niche blogs make money?
The niche blogs make money through affiliate sales, ad space, and digital products. I make sure to create content that lends itself to these streams to help increase revenue.
Do you currently accept contributors?
As of August 2021, I’m not yet accepting freelance contributors. However, my goal is to change that as soon as possible. Please follow me for updates on when I’ll accept contributors.
I have an idea for a niche blog. Can you make that happen?
Since I’m currently the only writer, that will depend on if it’s a topic I have knowledge about. However, I hope to hire freelance musicians with all different backgrounds to help diversify the family of niche blogs.
Do you accept sponsors for niche blogs?
I do accept sponsors for niche blogs. Whether you want to sponsor an individual post or the creation and management of a blog, I’d love to work with you. Please contact me for rates and details.
I have more questions. How can I learn more?
Feel free to send me an email or contact me here!