Starting a career in the music industry is not easy. In the 90s, when the Internet was not as accessible as it is today, getting expert advice from veteran people in the music industry was nearly impossible for newbies.
However, now when information is so accessible, misinformation and misconceptions have flooded the internet. It is more important than ever to find renowned educators and experts in the music industry to get insightful advice and tips.
This blog presents a set of frequently asked questions about establishing a career in the music industry. We have spoken with expert educators and collaborated with successful people in the music industry to bring you the most honest answers to your frequently asked questions. Let’s get started on answering them now!
Can I pursue a career in the music industry while still having a job?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions, and the answer is not simple. Having a backup is a great option for people who are just starting out or for people who decide later in their lives that music is something they want to pursue.
Your first step should be to enroll in a good workshop or training program. Connect with fellow musicians and experts to understand your talent and your limitations. Work on improving yourself while increasing your income as a musician. When you think you can earn enough to sustain your basic necessities through your music career, leave your job to pursue music permanently.
There have been many successful people who did odd jobs while pursuing their music or acting careers. What matters is that you work hard with persistence.
2. What is a great way of networking in the music industry?
The music industry is evolving every day. What was once a closed industry dominated by big studios has seen an influx of independent producers and musicians, as well as smaller studios.
In order to make the best connections in the music industry, we think it's important that you attend a lot of offline and online workshops and events related to music. You not only connect with casting agents and producers in these events but also with a lot of industry peers who can I It will guide you through your musical career. At these events, you will not only network with casting agents and producers but also with many industry peers who can advise you on your music career journey.
3. Can I gain financial security with my music career?
Believe it or not, your music career can ensure a stable flow of money in your life. Become socially active and sign up for independent gigs to ensure cash flow. You must also make sure that your music career helps you gain a passive income through all the hard work you put into it.
A passive income is one where an asset keeps on generating money for you. For example, a good YouTube video can generate passive income for years to come.
4. What are some silly mistakes to avoid in my music career?
We think one of the basic steps most people miss out on is finding a good mentor for their music career. A good mentor can help you save time, money, and effort that you can invest in making your music career successful.
One other mistake that most people make in their initial career is not making long-term plans. This may result in disappointment if your career experiences some initial hiccups.
5. Are there any courses or workshops to understand the music industry better?
Yes, there are many educators, both online and offline, who provide guidance on acing your music industry journey. These workshops can help you eliminate your weaknesses by giving you the helping hand of renowned educators and veteran music industry experts.
Strawberry Hill Music also provides regular workshops and training sessions with experts from the music and voice-over industries. If you wish to understand the dynamics of the music industry, do attend a workshop with us!
To Sum It Up
Strawberry Hill Music is starting a weekly session called “Ask Me Anything” where we will invite our renowned educator to go live on all platforms and answer questions from aspiring students in the music industry. Stay tuned to clear your doubts and make the most out of our live sessions!
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