5 tips to help you become an Indie Musician

5 tips to help you become an Indie Musician
January 30, 2017 LearnMusic.Guide

We know that you have been working really hard with your online music lessons, but we also know that you are ready to take your music to the streets and enjoy some success.

If you dream of playing a live gig in front of hundreds or thousands of people, then here are our top tips to help you on the way.

1. Change of Mindset

Are you constantly telling people that music is your passion? Well, quit it…this is not your hobby! If you want to be taken seriously and want to seek out a career as a professional musician, you need to start behaving like one.

Start taking your music a little more seriously and others will too. Having excellent musical talent is great, but usually it is not enough. If you plan to do a tour or record an album, you will inevitably need money. Stop dreaming about making it big and work on how you are going to achieve the dream! Have you considered starting a Kickstarter campaign?

2. Plan Of Action

Assess the musical goals you want to achieve for the year 2017! Write them down.

Once you have identified what you are looking to achieve, you can create a list of manageable steps which will help you reach that goal. The key is never to feel overwhelmed, so if a particular step seems tricky to accomplish..break it down into even more steps and so on.

3. A Little Help From Your Friends

As a musician it can be really advantageous to be independent, particularly if you spend hours writing songs alone. However, to successfully advance within the music business, you will need to be prepared to network. Additionally, you might also need to ask families and friends to help you when it comes to promoting yourself…so don’t be afraid to reach out to those who are probably already willing to help you.

4. Stay Positive

Remember that the road to success is always under construction. Set backs are part and parcel of your journey, so try not to get too down when things don’t go your way. Some days and weeks will make you feel invincible, whilst others seem sent to break you. Remember to keep moving forward.

5. Set A Challenge

It takes confidence to leave your comfort zone but we know that you can do bigger and better. If you have already written music for a guitar and voice, why not challenge yourself with a string quartet! If you are playing regular venues, why not take your gig to a new audience or consider pairing up with other creative people and writing music for a short film.

The sky is the limit, you just need to reach for it.

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