Big New Year’s Resolutions for Musicians
- 19th December 2017
- Posted by: SOPM
- Category: Advice
2018 is just around the corner and whilst there’s a good chance you’ve already made a list of your New Year’s Resolutions, it’s unlikely that any are related to music.
If that’s the case, here are 5 resolutions to add to your list in order to get your music career on track this year.
1. Dedicate time to your music
If you want to move your music career forward in 2018, it’s going to take a large amount of time and dedication on your part. Set a number of hours aside per week to practice. It’s important to think of a realistic amount of time that you’re able to dedicate and stick to it.
2. Play at more gigs
Gigs are great for gaining exposure and making money from your music. You can monetize your live performances by receiving payments through the organisers, collecting royalties and selling CDs and merch. By monetizing your performances, gigging can bring you a nice income.
3. Build a social media presence
Focus on building up an audience on 1-3 social media platforms. This will help increase your exposure and gain you more fans and support. However, don’t make the mistake of focusing on too many platforms because you won’t have enough time to ensure that each one is successful.
4. Try to collaborate more
Collaborating is a great way of gaining extra exposure. By working with other musicians in your genre, you’re allowing yourself to be exposed to their fanbase. If both you and the collaborating artist promote the song to your own audiences, both of you will appear in front of new people and end up with a larger fanbase.
5. Dedicate some time towards marketing
This is the most demanding of the resolutions. If you’re at a stage in your career where you’re making good songs that everyone in your genre likes, then it’s time to market yourself. Failing to do this will result in difficulty in building traction in terms of getting yourself recognised.
The above are 5 New Year’s Resolutions you may want to try out this year. However, if what you’re looking for is an improved technique in your instrument of choice then consider attending one of the School of Popular Music‘s many classes.
For more information on what classes we provide, contact us today by calling on 07911 730994 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.