Music Industry Quick Tip #1: Put Music First

by Wes on April 8, 2011 · 4 comments

To often, we get caught up in the business side of music, and we forget why we started in the music business in the first place. The most important thing a musician in the music industry can do is to work on his music. That is the first and most important one, and not tweeting about it.

What about other things, like building your fan club, designing t-shirts and other merch items and drawing graphics on your album cover? They matter, of course. But do not forget why you’re doing them. Do not forget that thing without which you wouldn’t b doing all these stuff.

You’re doing them because of the music you make. If you don’t have the music, then you indulge in your social network until your eyes pop out. You’ll have lots of online friends, but this is not the same as having a really good music career.

What is “good” music is a matter of subjective thinking, so don’t fret too much about whether you’re making “good” music or not. Just train yourself on your attitude and commitment to the music you make. Where is making music on your list? If you’re the very music you are making is only a secondary thing to the other stuff you’re doing in hopes of getting your music out to the public, you may have to think of setting your priorities straight. To succeed in you marketing and promotion campaigns, what you need is a good product, your good music. Don’t you forget that in the music business, everything depends on fans connecting with the music, fans who can’t wait of hearing your music. It is that kind of music that led you into the industry, your key to success. There is a demarcation line between business and art. But when the business you are into is art in itself, being a great deal creative really matters.

If you’re a musician, you may have to wear many different hats, but please don’t forget what your best and most important one is.

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