I’m very sure every music artist wants to become successful but it is very important to plan your career properly from the beginning so that you will be able to become successful as a music artist so you can turn your passion into a money-making business for yourself.
One of the popular mistakes that a lot of upcoming artists made is quitting their job or business to start music as a full-time job. It is a very wrong decision for you to make as an upcoming artist. That is why you need to check out the major reasons you should not do so at the beginning of your career.
After you have become a successful music artist, then you can quit your business or job and focus on music full-time. Try as much as you can to keep your business or job running when you are still struggling in the Nigerian music industry so that you won’t regret your action.
Start with what you have
To have a successful music career, you need to start small because the music business is a massive investment in Nigeria at the moment. If you start big and you can’t continue to fund your music career, then you will be tired and frustrated to continue at that level because you won’t have enough resources and support that you need at that level.
It will be a bit easier for you if you start your music career from a small level because you will have enough time to grow and your little win will encourage you to do more compared to those who start their music career at a very high level.
Ability to continue making money
You need money to upgrade yourself from being an upcoming artist to a successful music artist. Your talent is not enough. You need financial investment from yourself, your family, or an investor.
Having a job that brings regular income weekly or monthly is a great opportunity for you as an upcoming artist because you will have enough money to create and promote your music which is necessary because your success depends on music creation and massive promotion across several platforms including radio, television, social media, music streaming platforms, and others.
If you quit your job and start music full-time as an upcoming artist, then it will be very difficult for you to raise money to produce and promote your music.
You need to know that you have to invest in yourself before investors or family members can help you in the process of becoming a successful music artist.
Your money is needed for music writing, creating, and promoting before you can attract investors that are capable of sponsoring your music career from being an upcoming artist to being successful a music artist.
better understanding of music
It is very important to know that experience is the best teacher, you will be able to understand a lot of things about music, especially in the Nigerian music industry before you go into the industry.
A lot of upcoming artists jump into the Nigerian music industry without a proper understanding of the industry which is why they failed and quit within a short period.
If you have the opportunity to invest your time to learn and understand what works and what does not work in the Nigerian music industry, then it will be a bit easier for you to succeed in the industry.
It is advisable to study It is advisable to study the Nigerian music industry so that you will be able to do the right thing at the right time and elevate your music career within a short period.
You can study a lot of successful music artists and learn how they succeed, then you can make use of their strategy to elevate yourself.
Enough time to do all the things
As an upcoming artist, if you start a music part-time job at first you will have enough time to do other things such as your business, job, and other important things that you used to do before.
It will be a bit difficult for you to put your music career on hold when you have other things that make you happy even if your music career does not make you happy. Your hobbies and other things you do daily will keep you motivated and will assist you in the dark days of your career.
Above are the major benefits of starting music as a part-time job before you go deep into it after you become successful.
Even though it is possible to start music directly as a full-time job, you need to know that it comes with a lot of challenges which may be difficult for you especially if you have little to no sponsor at first.