Are you passionate about singing or entertaining? Becoming a musician might be a possible career choice for you. Do you have a knack for entertaining people and want to make a living out of that profession?
Well, do not sit and expect it to just happen to you. In entertainment, nothing comes easy in terms of career advancements.
You need to get up and work towards your dream career. If you are looking for tips on how to jumpstart your career as a musician, here are a few tips to get you started.
What Are Your Goals?
Does this sound like a cliché? Well, you will be surprised that most people who are at the beginning of their career have no idea what goals they would like to achieve. Start with short term goals; have you ever sang at all? If not, you could always start singing in that band in your neighborhood. Have you chosen a label? Do you understand or have the required paperwork? Work on that before going any further.
After this, figure out what you want to do next. Have you started your own music label or are you joining one? If you are starting your own, have you signed any artists? What are your plans for the next twelve months? Figure it out and break it down; ensure you follow through on your career goals to the dot.
Get Out and Network
As a musician, you cannot work behind closed doors. In this industry, it’s all about who knows who. And what better way to achieve this than to network? Of course, people who are going to hold your hand will not come knocking at the door. You need to get out and network with people who will help you along the way.
Expect wins and failures. You will get lots of “no’s”, but get prepared for it, and let this not discourage you. It’s better to fail than not try at all, right? Also, don’t be limited by where you stay. Anyone can help you in your career. Start small, but start anyway. Call that DJ you met in a club, reach out to any TV presenter and ask for an interview, get to that recording studio, and see how things are done.
Create an Online Platform
With no doubt, social media has played a significant role in the music industry today. As a pro tip, you do not have to be everywhere; find a platform that works best for you. Is it YouTube? If so, stick to that, and ensure you are consistent with your content. And oh, it had better be educative and appealing to your target audience.
On the other hand, if you are getting into music for business purposes, social media might not necessarily help you get clients, but instead, you should join other business communities. A single Facebook post can change your life forever. If you like, you can create your own business website. Why not?
Team Work Wins
In the music industry, you absolutely cannot handle everything on your own. Handle only what you are good at and learn how to delegate. Even these established musicians we admire never handle everything on their own. Finding a team that will help you should never be expensive. Do you want to have a show somewhere? There is someone out there who wants to give booking shows a try, and if they are young and desire experience, they’ll likely help you for free! Give them a chance.
Find the right PR, label manager, stage manager, costume designer, and event manager who will help you get to the next level. You need help in your career; otherwise, you will get worn out and might not accomplish much alone.
There is a lot of motivation, passion, and work that goes into a career as a musician. Do you desire to entertain and want the joy of spreading your music or others’ music? If so, what’s stopping you? Follow these tips and get started today!