Breaking into the music industry is undoubtedly one of the most dreamt of ambitions out there. To work for yourself, to be creative, to write your own songs and to make money doing it; there are few more tantalizing thoughts. It is a challenging goal to set yourself, but, once you have, you should work harder than anybody else to achieve it. Nobody breaks into the music industry or is successful in making music, the same way. However, there are a few golden rules.
Make and use contacts
Like in any business, it can be frustrating trying to make contacts and schmooze people when you are trying to be the best. That said, the people you meet along the way on your music career cannot be undervalued. They will inspire you, motivate you, influence you and support you if you do the same to them. Build bridges with other musicians or music producers, don’t burn them trying to beat them.
Encountering those who have been in the game longer than you is a privilege and they can help you reach the next level. Cherish your contacts book and use it wisely.
Always stay true to yourself and be creative in the way that feels most natural to you. Follow your heart: if you get stuck in a group or band which doesn’t suit your creative flow, don’t stay there for too long as it could hinder your career. Don’t be held back, don’t restrain yourself or be restrained by others and always push boundaries.
Consider time and finances
If you are looking to make your own music, always consider the circumstances in which you are trying to do it. If you are young with a supportive family, for instance, you may have far more time to commit to it than somebody slightly older who needs to work and provide for themselves and others. Whatever your situation is, don’t be ashamed or disheartened by it. If you only have one hour a day to commit to making music, don’t give up just because you wish you had all day to do it. Make that hour count.
Get the right software
Modern music making is aided hugely by the technology that can accompany the process. If possible, invest in the best software possible for audio editing and mixing. There are discounts which can help you, so look for FL Studio coupons and take your tracks to the next level.
Believe in yourself
Finally, and, while cliched, incredibly importantly: believe in yourself. Don’t stop if you’re unsuccessful, to begin with, and have confidence in your abilities and the process. Once you start and continue, to believe in yourself, your music will get better, you will learn more, and others will start to believe in you too. If it’s the day of the big pitch to a record label or music producer and you don’t think you’re ready, then the chances are you’re probably not. Believe you’re ready, believe you’re good enough, and others will too.