The music business is a tough one. It makes us question what we are doing sometimes, if we should go get a “real job” and can down right be cruel. It is one of the toughest industries to break into, but it also creates some one of the most amazing experience. It’s something you know that you can’t live with out. You don’t chose to be a musician, it choses you. When you’re in those dark days of your music career how can you keep your head up when the going gets tough? It can be easy to get discouraged. Don’t throw in the towel. We are here to help you through.
Don’t dwell on things that happened in your past. We get it. It sucks when things don’t go according to your plan. Maybe you didn’t get that gig you wanted or you did, but they had to cancel it last minute. Did you spend too much money on shirts that didn’t sell? Yeah, all stuff that doesn’t make you feel good inside, but here is what you can take from it! A lesson. Yes, you can learn from your past to improve on the future of your career. Figure out why those shirts didn’t sell, rework your plan and go at it again! Turn your frustration into determination.
The best thing that you can do for yourself and your band is to set career goals and follow through with them! Make it happen. You can. It may take more or less time than you planned, but use every tool around you to figure out what’s working, what’s not and how the heck are you going to make that dream a reality. Keep working. People didn’t get places by not doing a thing. If you want it, you have to work for it and you will feel so good when it happens. Every little goal that you complete you will feel like you are on cloud 9. Live for that feeling.
Most importantly, remember why you started playing music in the first place. You love playing music. You love seeing your fans singing your words back to you. You love hearing from your fans after a show how much your music impacts their own life. Being a musician can be an amazing thing. All of the frustration is worth it when you look out at the crowd and you see all of the people that your music can touch. It is a pretty powerful feeling. It is an emotion that doesn’t have a word yet. So when you are feeling down on your career, remember why you are doing this.. for the love of music.