Top 10 Keys to Music Business Success
Asking what it takes to succeed is kind of a big question. It is difficult to qualify and nothing can be said for certain for it is a creative endeavour. In fact you can give up trying to come up with some magical formula leading you to some imaginary road of success. Basically what it all comes down to, is creating and performing good music, and to figure out ways to let your good music reach out to the public. Looking more closely at these two aspects, here are some pointers for you to take a look at.
1) Good Music
The most important thing you need to do to ensure your success in this competitive field is self-evaluation. Do you have that potential? Does your music have that mass appeal? Does it fulfill the desires, wants or needs of any group of fans? Can your fans identify with it? Go ahead, only if you think you have the talent for music!
2) A Certain Something
Is your music the same as thousands of others out there? Does your music sound too much like another artist or band’s music? Or is there a little something that makes it unique? Think hard about it; it is the key to any possible success in the field. Music contains emotions, what emotion does your song deliver to a listener?
3) Destination and Determination
True artists are focused people who never back down, and never give up. Determine your destination, and aim your determination to reach that matter what challenges come along, find a way to staying alive. Only then can you even the smallest chance of success. Work consistently, persevere, there is no short-cut to success!
4) Defining your Music Style
Figure out a description for your music. Don’t just harp on about your music being unique, explain how it is unique! When asked about your music, your statement must describe your genre or style of music in a concise and compelling language that will interest a person and you might find yourself with a potentially valuable new contact ready to support you.
First impression is the last impression. This is especially true in the world of music, very crucial to attracting your fans. Your image may make you or break you. Find a concise ‘image’ and stick to it.
Practice discretion in approaching people. Stop sending unsolicited demo recordings to record labels; concentrate rather on building your own music name and reputation by creating long-term relationships with your growing fan base. They are your ticket to success!
Gain knowledge of the music industry; find out what professionals are doing, make important contacts. In the music industry, everyone is attached to everyone else. Build contacts, but do not approach them with na?Ã¯Â¿Â½ve inquiries. Remember your good impression is essential.
8) Entertainment Value
When it comes down to it, being a good artist is really all about entertaining people. Make it a life-time commitment; it involves a deep sense of personal commitment to your art. Respect your music, and engross yourself in it, for success is much more than just making dollars and cents. So, get out there and just perform!
As your fan base grows, create more and more merchandise to sell online and at your live shows. Sell your music online. Make sure your LOGO is on every piece of merchandise you sell. It is just as they say, out of sight, out of mind!
This list tip is the most important of all. Music is not just about business, be righteous; be professional in everything you do. Always keep a balance between the business you are doing and the artist that you are. Do that and you will certainly stand out in the crowd!