90.7% of artists remain undiscovered. There are probably a million things you can blame that on. A large percentage of the liability falls on the aspiring artist.
If you want to become successful with the music you love, you need to learn how to become a musician.
Becoming a successful musician allows you to set your own work hours. No more punching a clock and building someone else’s dream. As a musician, you’re afforded the opportunity of picking up universal life skills.
You learn a variety of communication and business skills every day that you’re in the music industry.
Not to mention the money management skills you pick up. Musicians work side-by-side with renowned accountants and money specialists every day. You learn as you earn.
Do you want to make a living doing the music you love? Your dream is to sell out an entire stadium’s worth of tickets. Here’s how to become a musician.
How to Become a Musician? Pick an Instrument You Love
When you listen to music, what instrument do you ears love the most? The instrument you enjoy hearing more often is likely the one you’d do well learning.
The first step in becoming a successful musician is choosing an instrument. The most popular instruments musicians play are:
Mastering one of these instruments creates room for you in the music industry. You have the option of playing for someone or launching a solo career.
Some people have a natural ear for music, others must learn. There’s nothing shameful about developing your skills under a professional.
After you decide on an instrument, take lessons.
When successful musicians get tired of touring, they come off the road and teach. It’ll surprise you how many of them lend their expertise to local music schools. Research a good music school in your area and sign up to take lessons.
Take a Business Class
So many musicians end up famous and broke because they don’t know the business of music. Get an education first.
Don’t be the professional who has to pay other professionals to read and translate paperwork. Doing so puts you in the position of getting taken advantage of financially.
Invest in a music business course. Learn from educators with years of experience in the business how to survive it.
Create Music and Your Image
Both music and image sell. The music industry is a competitive business. That means you’ll have to exert a lot of creative energy making good music and looking the part.
Learn great music but don’t try to become famous for remakes. That’s played out and millennials really aren’t here for it. Make memorable sounds and music that people want to play all day.
Create social media accounts. Spend a little change and hire a professional photographer to take some great shots of you. Keep the shots organic and music-oriented.
Blend in some performance and studio shots. These types of images do well online. Every now and then share some 30-second videos of music rehearsals or music clips. This is how to market your music and your image.
Go for It
You won’t learn how to become a musician until to go for it and fail. Fail gracefully, then get back up again and take the industry by storm.
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