THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Today, we’ll be highlighting some tips and dishing out some basic knowledge about the music business.
The music industry feeds on promotions: It very important to promote your songs, videos or shows, else no one will patronize, it’s as simple as that.
The industry is large enough to accommodate everyone: There is no need to compete with anyone for fans or more, there is enough room for everyone. Make the right effort.
You need to be certain about walking the path: You need to ask yourself; why music? The passion to sing or for good sound isn’t enough. Music and its business is a lifestyle that doesn’t stop once you are off the limelight. You’ve got to be sure of your reasons for choosing to enter into the music business.
Seek Help and Support: The music path could be very long and lonely. You need to surround yourself with people you can find solace in and draw motivation from, especially in bad times.
On Fame: Don’t let fame be the driving force. Most often, you work your way to the top. If fame were to be your primary motivation, you’d easily get discouraged and lose hope on your hustle. See fame as something that will come eventually, after the right hustle and effort has been put in.
Record Deals: Don’t do music because you want to get signed. Make impact first, every other thing shall come after.
There is no right or wrong: In the music business, there is no one way to achieve success. Keep practicing your informed beliefs, before long you’d score major wins.
Follow the 50/50 rule: 50% of your time should be put into music art and creation while the other 50% should be put into the music business. Also, 50% of your money should be invested in your art while the other 50% should be invested in the promotion.
Targeted Audience: Its advised you target your audience, no matter how little they might be. Once you have won their hearts, you can then begin to grow the numbers. Don’t focus on haters or negativity. Stay positive!