If you really want to get ahead in the music industry, don’t just sit around waiting for things to happen. You have to get out there and start making things happen! Here are some ways to build a good foundation to start your music career.
Get yourself out there. In the music industry, your in-person connections can really make a difference. If you don’t get out and meet people and show them who you are, they aren’t likely to know who you are. Take chances and don’t be afraid to get rejected. It happens to the best of us. Key takeaway here – if you don’t try, you won’t get anywhere.
Get online. Though music and meet and greets can’t be done online, some important networking can. Get on social media to start making contacts, but also to build your following. You don’t have to be on every network; in fact, that’s just going to take too much time and your results won’t be spectacular when you spread yourself too thin. It doesn’t matter if it’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. Pick a couple of networks that seem to have work best for you, where the users are your target audience.
Get some help. You may find there are areas in the music business that you need a little help on. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just knowing that there are some things that you’re better off letting other people handle is an important step. And this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a ton of money. Look for others trying to make in the music business, perhaps an aspiring booking agent, and join forces.
Get business-minded. If you are serious about making music your career, you are going to have to get business-minded. Keep your appointments and act professionally. Make your deadlines and watch your business budget. Know your rights and make sure you get everything in writing. Know how to protect yourself and your music.
Get connected. Meeting and learning from some of the industry greats can help you get ahead. That’s what ISINA is here for. If you really want to jump start your career, apply to ISINA. You could be one of the lucky musicians chosen to work with, and learn from, the best in your field.Get started