Becoming a musician is no easy task. We’re talking about pouring countless hours into your craft.
Whether it’s play an instrument like a guitar or drums, or becoming a singer or even a songwriter, we’re talking thousands and thousands of unpaid man hours just for the sake of trying to make a difference in the world through your passion.
This is extremely admirable, but only the tough will survive. On top of that, a certain amount of luck is also needed.
Many musician like Michael Jackson started when they were really young. At an early age, he knew he wanted to be a famous singer and thanks to his family, he became one.
As you delve into your career, many doors will open up for you so stay focused.
But like the old saying goes, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”
In other words, the harder you work and the more people you meet, the more opportunities will open up for you.
You will work multiple part time jobs just to make ends meet, but that’s the price you pay for not entering the corporate world.
If you have the funds to survive, then good for you and you can work on your passion all day long, every day. That’s the ultimate goal of every musician… to focus 100% on your passion.
If you’re like the rest of the 99% of starving musician that don’t have access to mommy’s and daddy’s credit card, they you must get a job to pay your bills.
A man who doesn’t work, doesn’t eat. That’s the reality so if you’re looking for a job, check out Jobler.com for some job posting for part time workers, because trust me, unless you are heavily connected in the music industry, you’ve chosen a career path that can take a lifetime to see any financial reward.
Best thing to do is work part time jobs and be wise with your money. That’s the main thing.
Learn to invest your hard earned money so eventually you can live off of your investments and not have to work ever again and just concentrate on your music.
Working hard on your music can open up doors for you to perform in front of people so when those opportunities arise, you must make the most of it. You never know where your next gig will come from so keep plugging away and let the word spread about your work.
Again, that doesn’t automatically means “financial success” or an appearance on MTV.com, but it does mean a certain amount of success in that you may be given the opportunity to play in front of a crowd for free, but can lead to building a loyal following that could eventually spread the word about your music.
So even though no money may come in immediately from gigs that you play, you may benefit in other ways.
Lana Del Rey shot to stardom because all the record labels turned her down so she recorded herself using her laptop and put together her own music video by taking clips she found on youtube.com and putting them all together.
Here’s the Lana Del Rey video that she created herself and recorded herself on her laptop.
The results were nothing short of phenomenal. That video shot to the moon in popularity and the word got out that she was a tremendous singer songwriter and should be looked at seriously.
A music label signed her and the rest is history. She’s now put out multiple hits and is a singing force to reckon with.
As a struggling musician, you will do what it takes to survive, no matter how long it will take.
Stay at it and keep your eyes on the prize!