How to Become a Successful Musician
Success in music is not built in a day and even the most talented musician like Wizkid followed certain steps,
experience and grow over time in the music industry.
As an upcoming musician it is usually difficult to break out into the mainstream media and streams, this
due to the complex and changing market which is the music industry.
To become a successful musician you must be up to speed on industry tastes, trends and new sounds.
This informative article will detail some essential steps you can follow on the journey to becoming a
1. Create a Unique style
You can grow an audience and brand by creating a unique style, however, this takes time. Only with real
practice will you get better and faster results.
So in the beginning just do it relentlessly and passionately and probably you’ll succeed sooner or later.
Think of music as long-term and don’t be in a hurry, music is a complex art and evolves.
If you are consistent and stay vibrant in the industry you are bound to be noticed and over the years will
build lots of diehard fans of your music.
2. Be Optimistic at the Start
The acceptance barrier to entering the music industry is set incredibly high that’s the truth. Without sugar
coating it. It is very difficult to become a star.
Always being positive no matter your ups and downs will be a big factor and positive in your career.
Majority of the top artists we see today started small and are always grateful for the opportunity to
become world-class stars and perform on the biggest stages in the world.
Being optimistic will be a great tool when starting as you might not get that wave of attention the
big stars in the industry get.
The road to success in the music industry is never straight to the top story.
Today there is hardly any mainstream artist that does not have a story to tell so always be conscious
that the beginning is a building process and never give up hope of international recognition in your craft.
3. Learn How to Produce your Music
Gone are the days when you needed a large recording studio or label before you could produce quality
music. Music production equipment has now become accessible and affordable.
The artists who produce their music have more are much more likely to succeed. Learning to produce
your music helps you master your craft and makes you take your sound seriously.
If you are seriously passionate about music then you must take an active part in how you want your
music to be produced and your unique sound, this will be a great experience for you.
4. Associate With The Major Players In The Industry
To be successful in the music industry you need to be close to the industry big boys (eg: Davido, in Nigerian Music Industry) to stay visible and up
This is very important in your dream to be a successful musician, you cannot achieve mainstream
audience and acceptance on your own, you still need the major players to accept you and talk about
They will greatly help spread the word about you and by associating with them you might even gain valuable
The music industry thrives on networking and meeting new people, yes studio time is important but
then you need people to listen to your music and appreciate your talent.
Building a career in the music industry and becoming successful requires an actual effort to form and
maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have made networking with big artists easier
than ever. If you aren’t using these or other platforms yet, create your profile and start connecting.
5. Have another job
As we have mentioned earlier when you’re starting your music career. The beginning is not so easy.
Having a job to fall back on will greatly fasten your chances of becoming successful.
Getting a job outside of music will enable you to pay for studio time, record songs, get music types of equipment
and push your music.
It is better to have an alternate source of income to compensate for when you are starting in the
Never relent in your music and be constantly creating music, if you put in a lot of work you will definitely