How These 2 Areas Will Help You Have More Success In Your Music Career
You may have noticed by now that there are two main sides when it comes to your music career. These two sides consist of one being the creation and two being the business. Like it or not every artist has these two sides to their career. Different artists choose to handle certain things differently but by and large all have to handle both aspects of their career.
This is in essence the foundation to all music. The creating of music is why you chose to pursue this path. Creating music has many different parts to it and as a creator this is your area of expertise. You create music because it makes you feel some type of way. You want to give your songs to other people for them to enjoy in their lives. Creating music is a beautiful process. This part of your career is to be cultivated and enjoyed to the fullest degree.
"Im always thinking about creating. Everyday I find something creative to do with my life"
- Miles Davis
The part after all of the creation has taken place can be generalized as "business". This includes everything from marketing, promotion, sponsorships, royalties, etc. The truth of the matter is that no matter how great your music is you still have to get it in front of people in the best possible way. If you create a work of art and lack the ability to reach a large number of people to view it, it may never live up to the time and effort you put into it. This part of your music career is equally important as the creation stage in this sense.
Music business is not for everyone. But if you have it in you, you have that passion, if you have that energy in you that you really want to make something creative and make something that's going to impact the world, then go for it, do it and don't let anybody tell you no."
- John Legend
Creating music and business are the two main parts to your music career. Cultivating great skills from a creation standpoint and an awareness on how to execute the business side can lead you to great success with your career. Both are equally important to one another. One without the other can leave you with less than satisfactory results. Practice and use both sides to your career to become a well rounded and successful music creator.