How to Take your Music Career to the Next Level
In our previous article, I had mentioned how one can be able to kick start his or her career in music without necessarily waiting for sponsorship. Tips on how that can be done are here Kamata Music School. Today tips on how one can get to another level in his or her music career after having implemented the previous four are the main purpose of this paper.
Now that you have your song or songs, connected with your local deejays, teamed up with other upcoming musicians and watching out for local events in your neighborhood, it is time to do more. Yes, time to push your song to another level. Here are the things that you need to do.
1. Make your song available.
Most people record a song or an album, shoot videos and then get their CD and try to distribute their songs in an old-fashioned way. Why go through a lot of hustle when you can be able to do it in an easier way? Today, thanks to the technological advancements in the past few decades, you can get your song beyond your country’s borders with a single click. How? The answer to this is very simple. Make your song available on the Internet.
There are various online platforms that allow you to upload your songs and them available for a larger audience such as Sound Cloud, Waptrick, YouTube, Reverb Nation, Mdundo, and many more sites. You can have the ability to collect royalties from some of these sites. The good and the bad news here are that you will earn to infinity, all it takes is how well you market your product/song.
2. Market your product.
Now I guess you are wondering “How do I do this?”, “How do I market this song or songs I have?” Marketing a song is something that is often very hard for many upcoming musicians. This is because many of them get into an industry that they have no understanding of how it works. If you are one of those people who think that being a musician is all about going to the studio and recording songs, please change your perception of this industry else, you will have many songs that have no audience at all. To make it well in this industry, start thinking like a business person.
When a product is manufactured by a company, the product can hardly reach the consumer without doing a few things such as getting it closer to the consumer, marketing it, and making sure that the product is readily available.
Just like consumable products need to be taken closer to the consumer, you have to do that with your music too. With your songs online, the next thing you got to do is make the world know that your song is out there. Let the target group you have in mind know of how they can get to hear or find your song/songs. Thus, there are few things that you will need to do which will be discussed in our next article. Find the best convenient way to market your product with ease. Push your song and make some Money!
3. Go for interviews
Now, this is the next part is you becoming exposed to the world. The best way to do that is by booking interviews with media personalities. With this in mind, you should target Radio Stations, TV, and other mass media channels. Don’t get it twisted here. You have to maneuver your way into the media. You have to walk straight into their offices and let them know what you do. You’ve got to have a pretty good plan on how you are going to do that. It is the fame you want. Build it!!!
To make a living out of music is not an easy thing for someone who is starting. It is a milestone that needs a sharp mind that can outsmart those whom you are competing with. Always remember that you are not the only one who sees opportunity in music. So to be where you want to be, you have to work hard for it, be smart intellectually and be ready to go extra miles for the big thing. Stay tuned for more. Adios Amigos!