This Week on MTT: How To Make $50,000 a Year / By Natalie Cheng / in Music Business/ No comment Several great essays appeared on MTT this week: Chris Seth: Want to Make $50,000 a Year In Music? Brian Hazard: A Mastering Engineer's Guide to Final Mixdown. David J. Hahn: How To Actually Make $50,000 a Year As a Musician. Kyle Bylin: The Hidden Challenges of Subscription Music. Chris Bolton: SEO and Choosing a Band Name.