Breaking into limelight and mainstream music industry isn’t an easy task as a lot of young talented musicians want to make a name for themselves.There are literally hundreds of tips on how make it in the music business world but one should know how overwhelming that could be.
At what point in time should an artists make a decision to integrate their career into their daily life?. Starting with marketing, networking and self-affirmations which is necessary to emerge into the mainstream music.
With the right timing and luck, you might strike it big time. It’s a fact that editing and creating music has become simpler with access to electronic recording equipment, yet, it’s still not easy to get into the music business.
So what exactly should you be doing to break into the music industry and find the success you’re craving for?
Below are some tips and research findings I have done and I believed it will help you as an upcoming artist to break the barrier.
1 Focus on your craft first. Put in your time, and be great. Write amazing songs and be amazing onstage.
2 Give fans a reason to care about you. Help them identify something important about themselves in your brand .
3 Strive to make the audience want to emulate you , both onstage and offstage, with your genuine poise and
4 Promote your music both online and offline, and never stop telling people that you exist. Promotion is an ongoing process and not a one-time task.
Hang out with like-minded people.
5 Support other bands and form powerful alliances.
6 Create the clique of the future. Remember that the musicians you know now will likely be heavyweights later (and you’ll be best friends).
7 Learn how to bring in income on your instrument (give lessons , play weddings, produce local artists, etc.) so that you don’t have to kill yourself for too long at some random, energy-draining day job .
8 Set yourself up for the long haul so that you can maintain some level of sanity and calmness. Not being able to pay rent every month can make you desperate.
9 And desperation is repulsive.
10 Have a vision and a clear strategy to get where you want to go.
11 tay away from the haters. Remember that haters are vampires and will drain your spirit.
12 Always stay positive and never whine!
13 Believe in yourself for many, many, many years. Wear a smile and always be nice.
14 People hire people they like! Develop an exit strategy , but execute it only when you know you’ll have no regrets.
15 Be grateful for loving music. Always remember that having a purpose in life is one of the greatest gifts that you could ever have.
This is just the first episode of the 12 great tips of breaking into the music mainstream as an upcoming artistes.
Thanks for visiting this blog and watch out for the next episode…
Written by Kobby Solar
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