You would think that making a living out of instrumental guitar music is not possible. Lance Allen proves the contrary!
It is no news that it needs a variety of actions to earn a living as an independent musician. For Lance, touring is none of it, since he prefers family life to a rock star lifestyle.
Apart from giving guitar lessons, an important income stream comes from streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. This is diametrically opposed to the general opinion, that as a musician it is not possible to generate substantial income from these services. But that doesn’t come for free! There is a lot of knowledge, hard work and a structured and disciplined work day behind it.
How the very sympathetic guitarist manages to earn enough to even pay off his house, he tells in a talk with cdbaby.