Top 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Music Career

05-10-2017 / by MusicDigi

Top 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Music Career

What does it take to be successful in the music industry? Of course there is no one-
size-fits- all template for us to give you, these 5 key elements are sure to help guide
you and make a living doing what you love:

1. Know your place and nurture your talent. There is room for everyone, as long
as you have a vision and know who you are and what you do. Do the work to
define yourself know yourself. Don’t worry about rejection – it can take
hundreds of “no’s” for just one yes, but that one can make all the difference.
Remember, tons of labels passed on the Beatles and The Rolling Stones until
they gained a footing.

2. Network. Making connections continues to be an important backbone of a
successful music career. Social media and the Internet are making this easier
than ever for musicians who put in the work to gain a following. Making
connections can teach you about the music business at the same time, which is

3. Harness the new tools available to you. Oh, the Internet! It is glorious. And it
has given the independent artist more tools than ever to drive his or her own
success. You have to take responsibility for your own career and stop waiting
for something to come along and ask you to sign on the dotted line for that
mystical record deal. Artists can control their own career using digital
distribution platforms like Create your own success rather
than relying on a record company or manager to do it for you.

4. Music opportunities are everywhere. Think about how often you encounter
music in your day – from TV, to ads, to local business partnerships –
opportunities are nearly slapping you in the face every day. Be innovative and
try finding ways to link with other artists or companies to get your name and
brand out there. This could leave to lucrative sponsorships, tours, and
certainly a bigger fan base. Alliances are key to success in music today.

5. Be a chameleon. Don’t limit yourself to one thing. Take on whatever you can,
wherever you can, whenever you can as you grow your business (You!). Over
time, you may be able to merge many different revenue streams into a
powerhouse of a career, and you’ll be increasing your visibility along the way.

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