So many aspiring music artists have a load of burned CDS in pursuit of their dream hoping to one day make it in music. Some people think making music is as easy as they see in movies, making it in music is a big deal, and it requires a lot of hard work and planning. Luck too is part of music success.
A successful music artist
Do your research
You need to know what it takes and what is required for you to become an artist. You need to have trackable data about you and your brand as the very first step. The transition from your mother’s house to the world of music can be tough especially in today’s market. A young artist will ask or wonder how all this can be achieved when the market is very flooded and competitors having more money, management, and contacts. Becoming an independent and large artist needs a plan.
Create quality products
Young artist fails to understand that when you enter into music, it is all about music. You should come up with material that strongly and instantly connects to listeners who do not know you, otherwise, you will not make it. Never listen to what your friends and family have to say about your music, they will always tell you that your music is good because they do not want to hurt you. Listen to what those who do not know you have to say. Sometimes your music will be turned town but try again and again if it were easy everybody would be doing it.
Master the art of multitasking
You need to understand that whether you are independent or signed it all comes down to you. You need to get a team with the ability to multitask and who know their roles very well. It may take time, but always challenge yourself toward better products and being great.
Value your independence
This is not to mean you ignore or disrespect other major labels in music. Getting yourself at the mercy of others is career suicide.
Develop an identity and a team
Get a professional team that fully believes in your potential in music. They will motivate you and make genuine corrections. Another important thing is getting an identity, branding your stage name with quality music that will sell itself.
Be humble, realistic and work hard
You need to be very realistic in all you do or plan to do. Do not follow others or industry trends; humbleness is very key. Working hard is very important too, do not talk about how hard you are working, let us see it through results.