The Music Industry – How to Make It: There is no definite way to make it in the music industry, but there are a few ways to increase your chances of making it happen. Following some of the tips below may help you get a few steps closer to making it in the music industry. Just remember you don’t have to be a known artist worldwide to have made it!
Yes it’s obvious that you need to have talent to do well in the music industry, but being talented may not be enough. Being able to sing is of course is the main part of making it as a singer in the music industry, but there is always room for improvement. Many singers make the mistake of thinking they don’t need singing lessons because they can sing. Singing lessons can help a singer to develop their voice and teach them tricks on how to use it effectively. Even established singers will continue to have lessons to maintain their vocals and ensure bad techniques don’t creep in.
Motivation and Ambition
You aren’t going to get very far in the music industry if you don’t have any motivation or ambition. Assuming you’re going to make it isn’t going to be enough to be successful in the music industry. It’d be foolish to believe everyone is going to want to sign you, but for everyone that rejects you, there are hundreds of others who might want to give you opportunities.
Music Synergy and Image
As an act you have to have the whole package, right down to your style choices and social media artwork, it needs to be uniform and consistent. Your image and music is core to you being successful as an act and they must therefore reflect your personality. Your image should compliment your music and hopefully make you stand out too. We’ve come up with some tips that will help you with music synergy and image.
Understanding how to market your act is one of the most important aspects of making it in the music industry. You want people to know who you are, and marketing is the best way of achieving this. A common mistake made by singers is that they rely on social media as the basis for all of their marketing. This isn’t enough. You need more than social media as not everyone is going to connect to you on there, get out and spread the word yourself. Perform as much live as you can, sell merchandise, get on the radio etc.
This isn’t really a tip but it’s one way of making it. Being in the right place at the right time has worked for some singers. For example, Justin Bieber uploaded his videos to YouTube and was found by Usher. You can’t rely on this as a way of making it, but putting yourself out there more will increase your chances of getting lucky in the music industry. One thing is for sure though; the harder you work the luckier you will become, but of course work hard but work smart!
Check out our other tips for singers below and check out our how to get yourself heard by music industry judges at TeenStar 2015 here!
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