When trying to become successful in a career where you’ve got multiple successful goons in the game, don’t sit around waiting for your music career to happen to you. Step up and make it happen!..
I’ve got four ideas that will breathe new life into your music career; and to make sure you’re building a foundation for long-term music career success.
1. Know your goals:
You may know that you want to “make it” in the music industry, but what exactly does Making it looks like?
Focus in short-term goals first.
If you’re a musician who has never played a show before, maybe getting a slot at a local show should be your first objective.
If you would like to start a label, choosing a name and doing the paperwork is a good first step.. It doesn’t matter if you’re further along or just starting out in your music career, whatever you need to do next requires a first step.
Then identify the next few steps after that.Once the paper work is done, figure out exactly what you’d like to complete in the next 6-12months; break it down into steps, adding yourself deadlines for each step, and then, most importantly do it!
Having small goals and acvomplishing them will feel a lot more productive than spreading your attention to a million little half ideas you sort of try to see what will happen.
N|B- Be sure to have some other thing that pays your bills, because the music industry is nit where you expect to gain immediate success. Like i wrote in one of previous article "Its a step by step thing" One step at a time. Also, note that setting up a record label requires good financial foundation.
2. Get to know people (Get out there in person):
Success in the Music Industry has alot to do with who you know, and the people who can help you aren’t going to come over to your door steps screaming your name.
Get out there in person and get to know people who can open some doors for you. Dont be afraid to take chances and don’t be afraid of getting shutdown.
There’s nothing wrong with hearing “no” in the music business, intact you’d better get used to it. The bottom line is that if you don’t ask, you don’t and won’t get. And don’t think living in a place where music is off the map, there isn’t anyone you can meet.
Put in a call to the booker at one club in town. Hit up some music reviewer.
For those doing Gospel, start from your church. You’re not alone i promise you. Big networking events can be awesome, but there’s nothing wrong with conquering your home court first.
3. Make The World wide web your friend:
Get out there online ( Networking). It is tough to get started as a new artiste without spending some time behind a keyboard.
Find a social media platform that feels comfortable to you and stick with using it. You don’t have to be everywhere, you just have to be somewhere, and you’ve got to be there consistently enough to build up a community with your fans.
If you’re trying to break into the business side of music, social networking isn’t necessarily about building a community of fans but it is about joining the music business community.
Your direct line to someone who can help you may be a tweet or a Facebook post away. Again, don’t get bogged down in which site is fashionable or blah blah blah…
Find the one that works for you and focus on making it great. Social media is never enough.If possible have your website where you can control your identity completely and build your brand.
(If you must, seek out professionals to help you market your brand online, this is our speciality at gbedustreet.com).
4. Find your team:
There are things in your music career that you’re going to be great at , and there are things that you’re going to be better off letting someone else handle for you. Know the difference.
Finding your team doesn’t have to be corporate or expensive or any of those things either.Say you’re a Musician trying to book all your shows and struggling. Somewhere out there is someone who wants a shot at booking shows for musicians and wants a chance to show how hard they can work.
Join forces, collaboration and cooperation means so much when you’re establishing yourself in the music industry, no matter what role you’re trying to land.
Teams are made up of like-mind people. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that having help in your career is a cop out. It’s not. It’s really smart.
If you still lost out there, we can help you find your niche as far as this industry is concerned.
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