Making a living as a musician on Facebook Live.

Country singer-songwriter Dawn Beyer earned over $100,000 in 2017 by playing her original music on Facebook Live — with nothing more than a guitar, an iPhone, and a great voice.

We first heard about Dawn Beyer during Rick Barker’s session at the DIY Musician Conference last summer, where he talked about how she earned $75k in 2016. Obviously she’s continued the momentum and grown her audience (and revenue) year to year with live streaming, so I wanted to hear what advice she’d have for musicians just getting started with Facebook Live.

In this episode of the DIY Musician Live, Dawn talks about:

  • what works and what doesn’t when engaging an audience through live streaming
  • building a following via Facebook Live
  • how to turn that activity into an income
  • the difference between casual fans and core supporters

To follow up with Dawn about her educational Facebook Live program, write to

Also, check out “The complete Facebook Live toolkit for musicians.”