Often times, artists are prepared to settle for the scanty amount of money they receive from their music. This is due to undervaluing the music and not exploring the right ways to make money for their works.


The way to success starts with working on your attitude, approach, and outlook. This can set the right pace to catch up with smart strategies to succeed. Let’s discuss the dos and don’ts for a musician aspiring to succeed.

What you must NOT do

-Stop thinking that exhaustion and disappointment aren’t apart of the game.

– Never think that music is a career where people either succeed or fail. There is always a middle line that most musicians fall into.

-Do not settle for mediocre goals. They let you fail and stay at the baseline.

-Never think achievers have dropped from heaven. They are not super-heroes endowed with some special gifts. They have made their way forward by working hard. You must be confident and believe that you can create success one day.

What you must do

-Believe the stories that you tell yourself; work on your sub-conscious mind. Change your beliefs and make or mar your progress. Hence do not associate the ‘famous’ artists but rather the ‘successful’ ones.

– Create your own opportunities to thrive in today’s competitive environment.

-Be prepared to negotiate for higher pays; Stop doing free gigs.

– Stop working with people who tend to under-value you or exploit you. If you feel you are exploited, stop playing for them and find a different gig. You can, in fact, create your own new gig.

In essence, don’t think that success is a one-in-a-million odd. Never give power to the damaging ideas that cripple you and prepare you to settle. When you are prepared to surge forward, the sky is the limit! Therefore, align yourself with progressive thinking that can eventually set you free and create success.

By Patrick Hill on May 31, 2018.