Resources For Independent Musicians

Lil Palm Tree’s Research And Personal Journal As He Tries To “Put Himself Through School”

Sharing Everything I Learn…

Teaching myself how to make a living with my music through Google, YouTube, Audiobooks, and getting my hands dirty!

Research Articles

  • Chapter 2 of “The ONE Thing” By Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
    In 1983, Lorne Whitehead wrote in the American Journal of Physics… …how a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50 percent larger.
  • The Basics of Music Royalties
    What are royalties? Do I have to copyright my song before I can start receiving royalties? Why should I pay money and register my song with the copyright office? How many different ways can my song (intellectual property) be used? What is the Right of Public Performance? What is the Right of Reproduction What is the Right of Distribution? What is the Right of Derivatives? What …

How Songwriters Get Screwed Over

Why You’re Not Getting Paid The Streaming Money You Earned (And How To Get It) | SF MusicTech 2014d
[Speaker: Jeff Price]

BEFORE You Release Any Music…

Do NOT Upload Your Music to SoundCloud – Do This First!

My Favorite Books

“How To Make It In The New Music Business”

– Ari Herstand

“Be Obsessed Or Be Average”

– Grant Cardone

“The Thank You Economy”

– Gary Vaynerchuk

Who’s Lil Palm Tree?

Lil Palm Tree | Austin, TX

The Plan:

  1. Post all of my research about music royalties, marketing, and how to make a living without a label onto my website.
  2. Create a free handbook that outlines how to correctly release a song to make sure you’re collecting all of the money legally owed to you.
  3. Share the handbook for free and help independent artists make more money.
  4. Collaborate with and get fans involved in the creative process. 
  5. Change how the whole music industry operates…

Lil Palm Tree "Serious Look"

How To Disrupt A Whole Industry

“If we can get fans involved and empower independent artists, then we just might be able to change how the whole music industry operates! 🧐

-Lil Palm Tree

Journal Entries

  • Day 324: “Here’s What I Gotta Do…”
    5:11pm Where I’m At Website My website is up and running. Right now it has some basic research/resources for musicians, a T-Shirt for sale at MY COST with a QR code (or for a $10 profit if you want it without the code that links to my website), and a link to my Patreon page. Patreon My Patreon page is complete. I have 5 Patrons so far, totaling $66 (after fees). I just finished setting …
  • Day 338: Finances – Get Rid of My Car?
    My monthly fixed bills (NOT counting things like groceries, gas and other expenses). I already made some “CUTS” and am now saving $160 per month! These are separated by my personal bank account and business bank account. 6:58pm Day 338 Lately, I’ve been stressing out about not having enough time to get everything I need done. With a full time job, posting everything I do, writing …

Weekly Self-Audit

Every week I set goals and evaluate different aspects of my life:

  1. Health
  2. Finances
  3. Personal tasks
  4. Lil Palm Tree tasks
  5. Research topics
  6. Questions to ask myself and think about throughout the week

Whiteboard Challenge

I try everyday to plan out tasks and finish as many as I can. I don’t get to it everyday, but I always try to get back on it! Try it and I promise you that you will feel so much better about yourself!

Post your results and keep it going for as long as possible!



Help Me To Continue Providing Free Resources For Musicians


Support my efforts by helping me pay for this website and other research materials (e.i. Audible account). $1 per month is all I need. Just knowing I have people backing me with hard earned cash (even if it’s just a dollar) is really what pushes me and gives me the confidence to keep moving forward!