Affiliate Programs for

Music Production & Musicians

affiliate programs for music productionWelcome to a carefully crafted list of affiliate programs for music, music production and musicians.

Whenever I was browsing the web searching for affiliate programs for my music production hq blog, I wondered, “why is there no comprehensive list with the products that I am actually looking for?”. If you are a little like me and you were wondering the same then I have good news for you. The internet now has such a list, tadaaa. Anticlimax …

Below, you’ll find affiliate programs in the categories music stores, music education, plugins & software and other services related to music etc. I hope you’ll find what you were looking for and let me know if I missed something!

  • Music Stores

  • Music Education

  • Software & Plugins

  • Other Servies

Music Stores

Amazon

The most obvious and encompassing choice you could make for an affiliate program in the category music, music production and for musicians is Amazon. It is world wide, well trusted and offers music related products in categories like books, technology, instruments, digital music, merch and software. I use Amazon affiliate links on this site check out the Gearology page to see how that looks like. If you like the way I link to amazon, consider using the AAWP plugin which offers handy functions like geo tracking, comparison tables, widget products, product boxes and more.

  1. >>Amazon Store USA<<
  2. >>Amazon Affiliate Program Link<<

Commission rate: 1-8%

Cookie Time: 1 day (90 days if added to card)

Pros: 

  • well trusted
  • many categories and products
  • international
  • cross buying
  • established (low chance of disappearing)
  • easy to get started

Cons: 

  • low commission rate
  • short cookie time
  • affiliate programs of different countries are separate

Comment & Tips: Register with multiple countries to increase your income. Use a geo targeting plugin like AAWP do to so and add links on images. This Affiliate program is also available through the Viglink Platform.

Thomann

Established music store from Germany. Has a huge online shop for music and music technology products but is unfortunately not shipping to the USA and Canada. Commission rate is up to 3%

  1. >>Thomann Store Official Site<<
  2. >>Thomann Affiliate Program Link<<

Commission rate: 1-3%

Pros: 

  • professional high quality products
  • focussed on music only
  • for you if you’re reach is Europe
  • well trusted
  • back link on partner site

Cons: 

  • low commission rate
  • not established in USA and Canada

Countries; Deutschland, Great Britain, France,, España, Österreich , Italia, Danmark , Sverige Suomi , Nederland, Belgium , Luxembourg, Portugal , Ireland Elláda, Polska Česko, România, Magyarorszag

Comment: Affiliate program also available through Viglink Platform

Reverb

Another big international online store for music products is Reverb. In addition to a wide offer of music related products Reverb also sells used instruments and good in this category. With only 1% for good and 10% for software the commission rate is fairly low.

  1. >>Reverb Store Official Site<<
  2. >>Reverb Affiliate Program Link<<

Commission rate: 1% on physical products / 10% on digital products

Pros: 

  • professional high quality products
  • used second hand gear
  • international shipping
  • sells music courses
  • 10% on digital products
  • vintage gear

Cons: 

  • low commission rate on physical goods (1%)

Music Education

Udemy

Udemy is an online courses platform on which professionals (and not so professionals) offer their knowledge in course form. It has a wide variety of interesting and unique online courses in categories like music production, music education, music business and various musical instruments of course. The commission rate is 15% but the courses are very often on sale for $10 which gives you a weak commission of only $1

  1. >>Udemy Official Site<<
  2. >>Udemy Affiliate Program Through Linkshare<
  3. >>Udemy Affiliate Program Through Viglink<

Commission rate: 15% + Bonusses

Pros: 

  • original content & unique courses
  • international

Cons: 

  • frequent sales ($10 per course = $1 commission)

Comment: Consider making your own courses for higher commissions and personalised education for your students.

Reverb

See main entry under category music stores above

Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique offers a bunch of courses on plugins and mixing guides. See main entry under category plugins & software below.

Software & Plugins

Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique is an online store for vst plugins, sample libraries, music software, DAW’s, presets, music courses an more! It is well established in the market as it gathers plugins from different well known companies and sell them in bundles and deals. Besides offering software from third parties Plugin Boutique now also created their own plugins like the Scaler a MIDI chord progression generator.

The affiliate program structure of Plugin Boutique is very professional and easy to use. Plugin Boutique shares their affiliate program with the sample & loop website Loopmaster.com

  1. >>Plugin Boutique<<
  2. >>Loopmaster<<
  3. >>Affiliate Program<<

Commission rate: 15% for Plugin Boutique | 20% for Loopmasters

Cookie Time: 7 Days

Pros: 

  • Appealing deals and bundles to promote
  • Earning commission on plugins that don’t otherwise have an affiliate program
  • Professional affiliate program
  • Decent Commission
  • Promote Loopmasters & Plugin Boutique in one program
  • £10 signup bonus

Cons: 

  • Quarterly Payment

Waves

Waves has a friend referral program which rewards you with 10% of the sale price but only as a shopping coupon. As Waves is very well established and know this program is a good way to earn the plugins you want to buy anyway by referring “friends”. Create a normal account and you can access the program through my rewards.

  1. >>Waves Official Website<<
  2. >>Friend Referral Program<<

Commission rate: 10% as credits in the Waves store

Cookie Time: 7 Days

Pros: 

  • Well established (high conversion rate)

Cons: 

  • No payouts, only credits for the Waves store

Train Your Ears

Train Your Ears is a ear training software for sound and mixing engineers. It teaches you how to recognise frequencies in the EQ’ing process. Train Your Ears pays 40% Commission. On the €50 that leaves you with ~€20 per sale.

  1. >>Trainyourears Official Website<<
  2. >>Trainyourears Affiliate Program<<

Commission rate: 40% on €50

Cookie Time: 30 Days

Pros: 

  • High commission
  • 30 days cookie time

Cons: 

  • Small niche (low conversion rate)

EarMaster

EarMaster is a musical ear training software that teaches to recognise intervals, chords, scales and rhythm. Additional they incorporate interactive music theory lessons. EarMaster is used by individuals but also schools like the Berklee school of music. The commission rate of the affiliate program is 20%. Besides the main software the shop also sells music related dummies books and even the TrainYourEar Software mentioned above.

  1. >>EarMaster Official Website<<
  2. >>EarMaster Shop<<
  3. >>Earmaster Affiliate Program<<

Commission rate: 20%

Cookie Time: 30 Days

Pros: 

  • International sales (with exceptions)
  • Multiple products in the shop

Cons: 

  • Already well established (old)
  • no commissions for customers from: Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway.

Sonarworks

Sonarworks is a company that is specialised in software for headphone and speaker neutralisation. That means they analysed hundreds of headphones and speakers frequency curves in order to flatten the frequency response. In that way mixing engineers and producers are better able to make accurate decisions in their craft. It works quite well! If you want to learn more about this topic check out my article on headphone equalization.

  1. >>Sonarworks Official Website<<
  2. >>Reference<< – Software for Mixing Engineers
  3. >>True-Fi<< – Software for Audiophiles
  4. >>Affiliate Program<<

Commission rate: 20% on software 10% on headphones

Cookie Time: 60 Days

Pros: 

  • Upcoming product (new)
  • Long cookie time
  • Product for music lovers and music professionals
  • International
  • Great feedback from users

Cons: 

  • Affiliate program lacks insightful statistics

Splice

Splice is a subscription based online sound and sample directory with an easy to use integrated app to directly drag and drop samples into your DAW. Instead of buying a complete pack you can buy and instantly use single samples during your music production process. Splice is ideal for modern electronic producers with sample packs by for example KSHMIR but it also offers sound samples for sound designers. Lately, Splice works with a rent-to-own payment system for plugins and music software.

Commission rate: ~15%

Only available through VigLink see below.

Other Services

VigLink

Viglink is a affiliate marketing network through which you have access to many products and services. The outstanding feature about VigLink is that they have a system in place that makes in-text advertisment easy. It automates the process of linking product and services you talk about on your blog to the corresponding affiliate program. With one install it’s done.

In regards to affiliate programs for music production and musicians, I found that they offer some unique services.  Once you are logged in, you can search for merchants to find products fitting to your niche.

  1. >>Viglink Official Website<<

Music related programs they offer:

  1. Amazon
  2. Thomann
  3. Splice
  4. Udemy

Commission rate: Depending on the merchant

Cookie Time: Depending on the merchant

Pros: 

  • All in one place solution
  • Automated integration of in-text links
  • Some unique offers

Cons: 

  • Commission rate often lower than at the merchant affiliate program

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Who is writing? Dario, a german-born internet citizen, professional music producer, composer, teacher, blogger and internet entrepreneur who likes to help you become a well rounded music producer!

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