6 Rules to be Successful in a Music Career
How to make money and be artistically coherent with yourself without drive you crazy in the process??
Not only your Music Diploma (BM, MA, MMus or DMA) is important, you need to learn which training (universities, conservatories, programs) and professional options are good for you and how to use those professionally to be really successful in your career. Study with a recognized private professor, or in a good university or conservatory is just a part of building your career. The average curriculum of those programs do not train students in how to be successful in their careers and use their skills and knowledge to win good money and create the career that they want. These curriculums usually do not teach you which universities and possible professional experiences are good for you while you are being trained. And more important, how to get those! No matter how many diplomas do you get, if you do not know how to develop your career, you will never live financially and artistically happy as musician.
Thus, I want to share with you some rules that I am sure will be helpful for any musician. No matter your level training (pre-college, undergrad, master or doctorate student) know how to build your career is a crucial part to be successful. If you find those rules helpful you, share those with your friends, they probably can find those helpful too.
1st / Be yourself
Do not try to copy other artist, even if those are your heroes
Define who you are as artist
Review other artists similar careers and define why you are unique
Let trained and experience people guide you
2nd / Define the career that you want
Be artistically honest with yourself: Why I'm a musician and what I want to do?
Review many possible paths: *This is a short and fast source that probably will help you: 45 Ways to Win Money as Classical Musician
Be honest with the amount of work that you need to get the career that you want
3rd / Know the career that you want
Lean on the experience (talk with people that is working on the field)
Read as much you can about the career
Understand the experience, skills and knowledge that your career asks
Try to find a volunteer job on it
4th / Define Goals and possible steps
You can get whatever you want if you are able to work whatever each career requires
Analyze what experience, skills and knowledge you need to develop to be at the career that you want. Set those as your goals
Create clear and realistic steps to get your goals. *You need help with this or other steps? Request a free Music Career Development Session to help you HERE - It is FREE
5th / Create the Network that you need
Without people there is not career. ALL IS HUMAN NETWORKING
Be kind and respectful always
Every career is different and requires specific people involved. Know the people that you need to be involved with.
Create a solid networking to work with.
6th / Be a Great Musician
Solve all your technical and musical problems.
Study with the correct people and ask for help from recognized professors or programs
If you want review those sources: Best Universities to Study Music in USA / Music Major Certificated programs at Barbosa-Vasquez Private Studio
Be responsible for always be prepare and give your 100%
Your work performance today defines your job possibilities tomorrow
You want to know more tools and strategies to develop your career? Visit the Music Career Development Program