15 Things You Need To Know Before Starting A Music Career

I have been involved in the music industry for over 30 years now and when I started my music career there wasn’t too much information around regarding how to start a music career.


You made it up as you went along and made a lot of mistakes along the way hopefully learning from them in the process.

Now these days, music business, music marketing and music promotion information is everywhere along with courses, workshops and even government initiatives all designed to help young musicians start their music careers on the right foot.

Which leads me to this particular article I found on D4 Music Marketing titled 15 Essential Things You Need To Know To Start Your Music Career.

It outlines in great detail the must-do activities you need to be doing to turn a music career dream into a music career reality. Activities such as…

  • Make Sure You Have A Day Job (#1)
  • Treat Your Music Career As A Business (#3)
  • Network And Be Community Oriented (#5)
  • Know The Basics Of Copyright Laws (#9)
  • Be Prepared For The Long Haul (#14)

Regarding the reason for writing the article, the author writes…

Pursuing music as a career is not easy, and it takes a lot of work as an independent. Not only are you responsible for the creative, but you also need to run the business side, at least early on. It can be overwhelming, but I hope this blog will be a good starting point for you and serve as a road map for laying the foundation of your path towards a career in music.

All I can say is that I really wish I had access to this information when I was first starting out. The main lesson that I get from this article is the importance of treating your music career as a business.

What do you think? What are the essential thing you think need to be done to get a music career off to a great start? Read the article and then let me know what your thoughts are on this topic. I’d love to hear from you.

Until then, just get out there and do it,

Corey Stewart
All About Music Business

Original Source: 15 Essential Things You Need to Know to Start Your Music Career

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