How to Excel in Music as a Career
Breaking through the music industry is not an easy task and musicians should get a means of making them known and popular. Earlier in the 19th century, a recorded tape was enough to win big crowd of listeners. But due to dynamic changes in technology and other factors musicians, need to find a plan on how to earn a pursuit of living through their music.
People love music according to the way it is being performed on stage, the audio quality and also the message in it. Also the video shoot-age of a song can make or break it; a single song can also make the whole album sell.
Music are of different types & genres and people choose which to listen according to the level of satisfaction they get from it as well as how they relate to the style and genre of music and more importantly on how they relate and their attitudes towards the artiste. Therefore musicians needs to know how to develop different skills so as to attract the attention of their listeners and and ensure that they win their hearts hence will end up with a large and loyal fan base. This may not be easy as it sounds, but it’s worth all the efforts and sacrifices that you make.
Therefore the following tips are recommended to help you maximize chances of success in the music industry…
Professional audio quality.
Many people enjoy listening the music according to the quality of audio in it. Therefore as a musician you need to ensure that your music is well recorded, mixed and present the musical content in the best way so as to get important impression.
Even though your music is recorded as an mp3 audio, it always good to have it recorded and sold in other formats that you listeners might be using which too must have quality production and sound such as quality videos for your song.
Creating music website.
It always to good to have your own website so as to post any changes and anything that you record. This demonstrate high level of seriousness on your work. Your followers will be able to log in to your website and get updated on what they need. It preferable to have your own website instead of using third party website.
A website is also good to showcase your entire music portfolio which will help you land more profitable gigs as well as help you get serious musicians who are willing to collaborate with you in your future songs.
It’s never a must you promote yourself through online communications only because that seems to be the trend today; there are other ways that you can do this like looking for some companies which can help you promote your musical content and in the same time advertising their product.
There are also awareness programs and campaign platforms where you could promote your music while sensitizing the public about the agenda of the campaign or awareness program such as HIV/AIDS awareness programs.
As a musician you should have self-belief that you can do it. Even when performing on stage you should avoid being shy because this will dishearten you. Have the heart to go for your dreams and eventually your career in music will end up exciting, inspiring, challenging and rewarding.
Be patient as you build a following.
As a musician you should be aware that time will be required for your songs to be known and for you to become popular. We all know that Rome was not built in one day.
Owing to this you should keep your legs on the pedal for as long as you can try and break through the available spaces where you will be seen. Exercise patience and work harder at producing better music while still marketing what you have already produced.
Connect with as many people as possible.
Connect with as many people in the industry as you can; event promoters, musicians of all genres, celebs, media et al. This is because friendship creates relationship. Relationship will help drive your music career to greater levels. It depends on who you know and who knows you. This will be a primary engineer for your work.
Try to maintain financial stability.
Being financially independent also assist you in excelling in your music career. Lot of aspects about producing quality music as well as traveling requires huge investments and this will help you achieve success. This may be achieved by having managers and also experts to help you make sound decisions as well as properly utilize your earning.
It should be noted that musicians love a lavish life which they might only enjoy while they are popular and in case of anything they go back to a poor life mostly characterized by the use of drugs because they regret having wasted their chances.
Going to training schools.
Voice schools and other music schools are important for you and your career and thus you should yearn to enroll to such classes. This will offer you skills and increase the level of your confidence. More so you learn new ideas which helps you improve your work.
Many people do music but not everyone has the musical knowledge to take him/her far as they wish to go. It is difficult to make a living if you don’t resonate your ideas well. If we take the work and do it with care and our potential we will move to greater heights.