If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you are a musician looking to take your career to the next level. You’ve been working on your skills, practicing that mic-flip trick you saw on TV and watching your favorite concert films to get pumped up. In fact, you spend almost every day reading blogs and watching YouTube videos… hoping that one of them has the magic key that will take you from your bedroom studio to a world tour. News Flash: The Magic Key Doesn’t Exist.
You knew that already though. Everything you’ve read says it takes hard work, dedication, practice, extreme skill and a little bit of luck. So why haven’t you made a move? If you’re like me, you want everything to be perfect first. If the music, the look, the branding and website are all perfect before your first release; you’ll definitely see more success. Right? Wrong.
Any artist’s action plan can be defined in three simple steps:
- Make undeniably great music.
- Get it in front of as many people as possible.
- Get paid for it so you can do it again.
You’ll be repeating those steps over and over. There will be new outlets, new gatekeepers, and new methods along the way; but your plan will always be the same. No two artists’ journeys are exactly alike, and that’s the beauty of this business. The only way to guarantee success is to keep working for it.
Here’s your homework: Come up with a plan and execute it. If your plan doesn’t work out the way you thought it would, evaluate the journey and figure out what could have gone better. If you need help, contact us. We can talk it out together. But whatever you do, just do it. Today.