Entertainment | Is Sheer Talent Enough To Make It In The Music Biz?


Do you people cheer when you sing? Are all your friend seriously jealous because you’re in a band? Do you always get complimented on how musical you are? Then you may have some raw talent.  But is this enough to become big in the music industry? Let’s see, shall we?

You need raw talent

OK, so it’s pretty much understood that you are going to need some talent if you are going to be a success in the music field. Beyonce and Nicki Minaj didn’t get there by being rubbish at what they do now did they? But how far exactly can this raw talent take you?

Well, the truth is that it will only get you so far. As all of the popular talent shows have demonstrated there a hell of a lot of people out there that are musically talented but that haven’t yet made it in the mainstream music biz. That means success cannot be based on sheer talent alone.

You need to be social media savvy

Getting your tracks heard is a bit different to how it used to be, but it is vital for musical success.  You used to have to make a tape and send it to a producer in the hope that they would listen to it and decide on making you the next big star. But that isn’t how it works anymore. In fact, now with social media, you don’t have to be signed at all to be successful.

Instead, you can produce and market your tracks directly to your customers through sites like Youtube, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Then your fans can then buy or stream these as MP3 files and download to their music players.

It is for this reason that you will need to be social media savvy to be successful. Remember that social media can be harnessed to raise your profile as a musician.

Popularity counts and helps to encourage further exposure. In the herd mentality of social media, people are much more likely to listen or like a track if they see other have done the same. Luckily you can help the ball start rolling by using a service that lets you buy Soundcloud plays.  Then you will be on top of your social media game, giving you the best chance of success.

You need the drive to succeed

Apart from the raw musical talent, you are also going to need some real passion for what it is that you are doing. In fact some musical skills can be learned, even if you don’t have talent in that area.  Remember voices can be coached, and performances can be choreographed. Almost any obstacle can be overcome if you have enough passion for what you are doing.

Passion is the stuff that is going to get you through the bad time when you think no one likes your last track, or you get a critique has been particularly harsh. It can also help to keep you motivated and improving your work because you want it to be the best that it can be. That plus the other factors discussed above will help you have a chance at being successful in the music industry.

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