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Ingredients for success

As an artist, passion for music may not always be enough to drive you. More often than not, success comes down to working hard and if you don’t put everything you have into your craft, why should anyone else believe in you?

Artists need to find that fine line between thinking they deserve success, and actually doing everything in their power to make sure they achieve it.

So what is it that every musician must do to earn that big break?

DIY: This a good start: Show people that you are willing to do work to make it to the top.

Make good music: At the end of the day, it’s all about the music. If the music isn’t great, then what are the fans supposed to follow?

Gig: Make sure that you are out there showing off what you do best. If you don’t gig, no one will know who you are. It’s the best form of marketing your own music!

Make sure you are using the right tools: Services such as Instagram, Twitter Facebook, Spotify and Itunes, can help guide others toward your music. It can also help bring opportunities that you never knew existed before. Advertising with big or small budgets can increase awareness on you and your brand and doing that on the platforms above can insure more exposure.

Staying in the public eye: Making videos is a great way to get creative as well as to show off your artistry. Covers are always a good place to start as you don’t have to give your own music away for free to blogs and websites.

Most of all, having a real passion for what you do and respecting those trying to get you there are two of the best things you can do.

Being an artist is a game that takes patience, practice, hard work, and money. If – at the end of the day – all you care about is fame and fortune, then you’re shooting yourself in the foot.

Those who enjoy it and put the effort into making themselves the best will be the ones that come out the real winners. If you’re still not convinced, listen to Thomas Jefferson, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”.

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