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[ARTIST] Here are Some Mistakes you Make in your career.
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Thursday 28 June 2018
artists never thought of putting things in order before starting their
music career. Social media is a nice community to start because that’s
where everyone meets; you have to make it very possible for the
interested ones online to have access to your songs collections. You
can’t be an artist with pictures and a link to an unknown location where
you can’t say which one is an advert link or a real download link. Your
interested fans will be discouraged then they close the page. Let me
list 10 common mistake upcoming artist usually do in their career.
Uploading Dead link
This kind of mistake mostly happen when you upload your song on website
that usually shut down expired link that don’t have enough visitors for
regular download. Most artists never keep track of the link to their
song they keep pasting on their social media timeline or group wall.
When your fans wanted to download it they face some challenges, some
will be redirect to other page and they lose interest to your song.
There are a lot of website that can hold your song for many years and
you can easily refer people to it, site like ReverbNation, Dropbox etc.
When you create a good link to your song, people find it easy to
download which helps you to reach more audience around the world.
Some upcoming artists don’t have a profile and they expect people to
know them, which is not possible. Having a well arraigned profile helps
you to create a connection to new and existing fans that wish to know
more information about you and your music career. Your profile should be
detailed and well created so that when some interested sponsor want to
see your details you simply refer them to your profile which could be on
Facebook, ReverbNation, on a blog, Twitter
or any accessible social media you can register yourself into. Profile
can contain some of your old and new song links, some mix tape pictures
or promo picture, personal or group image and some little information
about your music career. Put a lot of energy to have a complete profile
and make sure you usually update them when you have new song, image or
any information you wish to show the public.
Most artist don’t have a genre, they will push out a hip hop song today
the next time they drop a soul song and they keep on changing genre.
You can’t easily tell which particular song they make and where to
categories them. This kind of people always find it hard to blend into
the system because they never have their own brand of music. Fans can’t
flow with your music pattern because some people may like your hip hop
style but discard your soul song, this will create a division between
people who follow you and people who listen to your song. Learn to focus
your energy on a particular genre, work on improving on it and create
your own style to help you stand out in the crowd.
No social media account
This categories of people are normally not into social media or not too
familiar with the internet. Having a social media is a good chance to
show your music to the world. Friends and families will help like, share
or tweet your song and create much views and engagement. You hardly
make people listen to your song when you don’t have a social media
account. Social media has a way it promote artist who has good content
and good audience, you need to make a lot of friends and make them know
your intention and what you need from them. Many upcoming artist has
being link with multi-million record deals, some are help to meet the
right producer or partner for their music career.
No man is an island and starting a career in music requires you to
focus your energy to work with different producers, artist, songwriter
or a good record label. Featuring another artist is a very good way to
drawing a lot of attention. Many artists are usually rate higher with
how they work with their fellow artist to create a good hit. Don’t
believe you can do it all alone because you believe you got the vibe,
having an artist to handle chorus or rap can make some works easier for
you. Roles and ideas will be shared and you will have the opportunity to
combine two different raw talents together to create a song.
Due to the increase in the amount of people who want to be a super
star, many artists have been turned to slave by making money for the
label but receiving peanut at the end. This happens when no prefer
agreement was reach when signing a contract deal, this deals should be
read carefully and most time require the attention of a lawyer for
proper advise. When you desperately sign such deals, you feel trap and
you feel sad when you know you are been cheated by your record label.
When you have such chance, make sure you go through it before signing
and if you still feel like to continue, make sure the deal should not be
more than 2 years. This will help you prepare yourself and also know
your worth when the deal expired.
No personal song collection
There are some fans who love to have all song release by an artist.
Having a particular site where you can direct all your fans to get all
of your song easily. Site like ReverbNation or iTunes can
help you have this pleasure but some of these sites are not free
(iTunes). Always keep record of your songs to help to create a good
connection between you and your audience, some fans may not like your
new release but keep downloading your old songs you release 2 years ago.
They can have access to them because you create a link for it and they
find it easy to locate and download.
Before going online with your music first have a contact address. It
can be an e-mail or mail box or any means someone can use to reach you
easily at any time. You can have a good hit but your contact address can
be the only set back holding you from being contacted by some major
sponsor or a contract deal. Have an office e-mail you can use for
applying for any deals online; make sure you check it regularly in case
you have an urgent message regarding your music career.
Starting a career in music should not be the reason you should focus
your attention only on singing, you can go into other aspect of music
that you can use to equip yourself more. These skills can help you stand
out among the crowd, skills like Audio Production, Sound Engineer,
Producer, keyboardist, drummer or a backup singer etc. Work more to
develop yourself can see how important it will help in meeting more
people who can shape your career.
Free show / Event
Many artists may find this difficult to do but when you leave the
monetary aspect of this, you will find out that many successful artists
had one time perform for free. Doing free show some times helps artist
to create more awareness and show case some new song you just release.
Find any avenue to display yourself, even if it last for some few
minute. Never look down on a show or focus your attention on money when
you haven’t made any name in the music industry.
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