Starting out as a new artist can be hard enough without trying to get your name established to the public. Do you have a band? Are you single in your approach (just you)? Do you have what it takes?
These are things to think about, but nothing too overwhelming. To the last question – yes!, you absolutely have what it takes! That would be the first step to getting established, believing in yourself, in your band, in your work; specifically when no one else will or does. All artists suffer at times, prominently at the beginning; no matter the vessel of art. However getting established and known doesn’t have to be so hard, especially in the days of social media. Make a page for yourself and/or your band on every social media site you can; doing this will help you in more than one way. This will help you by being able to direct someone where to go when they want to keep in touch with you. Think of every social media page as a “digital business card,” this will help you in reaching out to others when wanting to keep an updated audience.
Having social media accounts will also give you the opportunity to post where your band is, where you’re going, if you’ll be touring, etc., it will really help you in establishing a fan base. Networking is a powerful tool, which social media really is an updated “networking” in a way. Get your band or artist name out there.
Finding your sound and sticking with it will really aid you in establishing who you are as a group. It may seem like you are not getting there, because the process can be slow, however do not get discouraged. There is so much talent in the world, and if you think you’re not good enough, you’re right, although, if you think you are, then you too, are correct. Find your sound, your look, your everything and run with it; even if you have to begin with a crawl, you’ll still find your success.
Something that seems like an obvious way of promoting your success, are lessons. Taking lessons in your area of talent, whether you’re the singer, guitarist, drummer or insert what/whom you are, lessons are a great way to stay on your game and knowledge for your instrument or vocals.
When you’ve gotten comfortable with your lessons, remember a powerful way to get you into the business is of course – shows! Play as many gigs as you can and get to be a “local celebrity”. Playing local concerts is a great way to build your fan base, your confidence and your product (your product being you).
Becoming an established musician is going to be hard, and you’ll have to put in the work to achieve your goals. However, as many of us have heard, anything worth having, is worth working for, worth the hard work. Your hard work will show in the end.
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Article written by Katie Stevens at Dance Midi Samples. Dance Midi Samples are a provider of one of the largest collections of music samples, refills and other musical midi files which are available as digital downloads.