9 Quick Tips to Get to That Next Level of Your Music Career

Bobby Borg, author of Music Marketing for the DIY Musicianprovides quick tips to advance your music career in his latest article from SonicBids!

9 Quick Tips to Get to That Next Level of Your Music Career

Musicians have no problem creating master plans to “rule the world,” but they often fall short of seeing these plans through effectively. What an unfortunate waste of talent! As Ralph S. Larsen, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said, “The best-thought-out plans in the world aren’t worth the paper they’re written on if you can’t pull them off.” Here are nine tips that just might help you accomplish your goals and get to that next level of your career. While these aren’t groundbreaking, sometimes we all just need a little reminder!

1. Stay proactive

Attract the attention of those who can help you by first promoting yourself. Remember that no one  – not a personal manager, agent, or A&R rep – is going to come save you and whisk you from your garage to superstardom until you’ve accomplished some things on your own. Light as many fires as you can, and people will see the smoke.

2. Plan your funds

Plan wisely so that you don’t run out of money. You might use your own money that you’ve saved up, get fans to invest in you via crowdfunding services like Kickstarter, get interested parties (such as family members and friends) to front the cash, or arrange “barter” deals where you pay for services with your special skills.

[5 Money Management Tips for Indie Musicians]

3. Schedule efficiently

This means that you prioritize your tasks and schedule the most important things first, find ways to accomplish tasks simultaneously to maximize your resources, and allocate enough time to complete each task on time and on budget.

4. Delegate the workload

Assess your team’s special talents and capitalize on them. The drummer can be in charge of booking, the bass player might do all the social media, and the guitarist can be the one who seeks out music placements. If you’re a solo artist and don’t have other members to depend on, then try enlisting a reliable fan to help you.

[3 Music Career Responsibilities You Can Start Delegating Today]

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Posted on June 4, 2015, in Music Fans, Music Industry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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