100 Songs in a Day

One way to earn money selling music is boring: write one hit and live off the royalties for the rest of your life.

Little Mermaid2014 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2014 / Alex Goldman / PJ Vogt / TLDR, USA

One way to earn money selling music is boring: write one hit and live off the royalties for the rest of your life.

Matt Farley is a musician who's gone a different route. He's written over 14,000 songs and he makes a tiny bit of money each time someone plays one on Spotify or iTunes. PJ Vogt visited Matt at his home recording studio to see how it all works.

100 Songs in a Day won The Little Mermaid award at the 2014 Third Coast Competition. It was produced by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman for WNYC's TLDR podcast.

Listen to all twelve winners of the 2014 TC/RHDF Competition, and check out the EXTRA section below for a few related links.


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