Famous physicist Albert Einstein once said:
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most of my joy in life out of music.
Being able to speak the language of music is a blessing. You can find tone or rhythm in everything. There is only one frustrating thing about being a musician. It is a tough business. You need to be assertive and goal-oriented in order to succeed. Let’s say you don’t have any connections in the music industry right now. It is ok. Focus on what you can do. For instance, you can take the initiative and grow fan-base on your own.
Some musicians fail to sustain and expand a successful career because they don’t understand that it takes time. It can take you even years, but it doesn’t mean you can give up. Whether you play folk music or rock, one day you will find your fans.
If you think that music is your life, you should keep trying. One day you will thank yourself. Check this ultimate guide on how to boost your music career in 2019:
Set your goals
You need to know where you are going with your career. `I want to play in a band’ isn’t enough. Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Remember that fame and money will come once you start making a good product. So, think what else you can learn, how you can improve your singing and playing.
Work on your style
Kanye West once said ‘Look for inspiration but don’t follow your idols blindly.’ You need to create your style so that people will remember you. At the beginning of your career, you can copy your favorite artists. Feel free to steal little pieces here and there. It will help you find your sound and create something unique.
As a musician, you need to practice every single day. Also, don’t forget to experiment. There are a lot of directions in music, try them all. You can find inspiration anywhere, and it is a beautiful thing about being a musician.
The web is a massive part of our reality. It is also a powerful tool that can help you find your fans. So, creating your website, Instagram profile and Facebook page is crucial. Of course, all you want is to make music, but you will have to put some effort into building your name on the Internet as well.
You need to know your audience and maintain their interest. So, try to respond to all comments people leave under your videos even if it is something very negative. Look at this from another point of view: they spent time listening to your song and writing their comments. It means, they care.
Ask people to share your posts and videos. There is a chance your song will reach the right people. You will be very lucky if you get feedback from musicians who know the industry very well.
Make Youtube your friend. A lot of people use this platform to listen to music. For a start, you can make a cover. If it is good, it will go viral. Justin Bieber, August Alsina, and Tyler Ward were discovered on YouTube.
Cooperate with other musicians
Remember that music isn’t a competition, it is a community. You can learn from other musicians and cooperate with them. It will only give you new opportunities! For instance, you can share each other’s fanbase. If you have a youtube channel (you definitely should!), you can promote other music bands. Most probably, they will do the same favor for you. There is only one rule. You should like the music this band is playing. Otherwise, you can disappoint your fans.
Play everywhere you can
How will others get to know you if you play for your friends only? Go out there and show everyone what you can do. You need to focus a good portion of your time on giggling. Do not hesitate to ask bar owners if you can play tonight. Remember, it is just a beginning.