Mistakes To Avoid In Building Your Music Career

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Singers Corner Team
Last updated: 
December 23, 2023

Are you ready to break into the music industry? Do you have the talent and the passion but do not know where to start? Before making it big in the music industry, get rid of common beliefs that may actually do more harm than good for your career. If you want to make it in the music business, then treat music as a business. Many musicians fail because they make the following mistakes.

  • Playing It Safe

TheSingersCornerIf you are an aspiring singer, you know that majority of aspiring artists who pursue their music careers fail. To play it safe, you work at a safe and secure job, save enough money, and then get into the music industry. If you decide to do it this way, chances are you will be stuck with your job and never find the time to pursue music. You won’t have enough time and energy to do music until you realize that your dream of becoming a singer professionally is now a thing of the past.


If you want to become a successful singer, focus on your music career. I am not suggesting that you quit your job, drop everything, and just pursue your dreams. You can still break into the music industry while working at your regular job if you plan for it accordingly. Set up various music related sources of income. This will help you gradually transition away from your job while giving you more time to work on music and keeping you financially stable.


  • Getting Advice From People Who Have Never Succeeded In Music Business

In building your career, you have probably sought the advice of your family, friends, other amateur singers, and other people you know. Although these people have good intentions, the advice they give may not do you any good since they have never made it to the music industry.


If you want to become a successful singer, seek the advice of a mentor or a voice coach who has already achieved success. Not only will you learn the ins-and-outs of the music business, this is also one sure-fire way to a better sound. Your mentor can use his experience to guide and help you effectively reach your goals.


  • Inability To Think About The Big Picture

As much as the music industry is full of opportunities, it is full of challenges and difficulties too. If you are not clear about your goals and has no plan in place, chances are you will be pulled in different directions that could lead you down a wrong path.


You don’t have to say yes to everything. Focus and align your actions with your end goals. This will give you the ability to judge what is best for your career and will help you make the right choices whenever opportunity presents itself. Thinking about the big picture will enable you to achieve your goal quickly and effectively.


  • Hoping To Get Discovered Online

become a singerJustin Bieber, Greyson Chance, and Cody Simpson are just some of the aspiring singers who found fame through YouTube. If you think uploading your songs to different websites can get you discovered, think again. If you use this approach, only a handful of people will hear your music and chances are, these are not the right people to hear it.


To become a famous singer, you have to create a strategy to move toward your goals. Expand your fan base and build other important music business skills. Gain new fans and build strong relationships with them. Turn current fans into people who will spread your music.


  • Doing Everything On Your Own

How can you build a music career if you are building it alone? You know you have the voice, you can play musical instruments and you have the best guitar training but these are just the basics of your craft. Since you don’t know everything and you are not equipped with anything yet, it is important to gain knowledge about the music business. Read books, seek the advice of people who work in the industry, and study every aspect of the music business. Work with a successful mentor. Don’t let anything stop you from having all the knowledge you need to have the success you aspire to have.

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