Becoming Great: 5 Ways to Become a Famous Musician

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Do you remember when you were a child and you wanted to be a famous actor or a famous musician? While it is true that becoming a famous musician is hard and most people don’t make it, know that it is a possible feat that anyone can obtain. It will be a long road and at times you may even want to quit, but if this something you truly want for your career, then be prepared to persevere and work hard. Here are five ways that you can work to be a successful working musician.

Practice Makes Perfect

The first key is practice, practice, practice, and practice some more. Make time to practice your craft every day. Ideally, you should set aside at least an hour for playing your instrument, singing, songwriting or a mix of the three. If you’re really serious about your music, you need to devote as much time to music as you possibly can.

Be Inspired by Other Musicians

You can pick up ideas from listening to what other musicians are doing. If you like what you hear, you might want to consider working together on a project, whether it’s playing a gig together or doing accompaniment work on each other’s albums. Connections are important in this industry and can serve as a wonderful foot in the door for future work.

Get a Master’s Degree

Furthering your education is an excellent way to increase your chances as a professional musician. A UF online masters of music education will give you a higher level of expertise and allow you to get to know many other students with musical aspirations. Your professors can offer valuable advice as well as recommendations that can get you in with professionals in the music business. The degree itself is also helpful in opening doors to more musical opportunities.

Keep up with Social Networking

One of the best ways to make a name for yourself and begin to grow a reputation is through social media. You can post videos of yourself performing, thus creating a fan base of people who only know you through the Internet. These fans will be primed to buy your music when you begin to sell it. Social media is also a wonderful way to announce upcoming projects and performances, getting the word out without having to pay a lot of money for it.

Book Lots of Performances

You want people to see you perform live and be impressed. Word of mouth is still a powerful force, so book as many shows as you can, cultivating repeat fans and getting them to bring their friends to future shows. The more you play in public, the more people will have a chance to enjoy your music, and you might even attract the attention of an agent.

These are just five ways you can work on becoming a famous musician and making your dreams come true. It will be a lot of work and it will take a lot of perseverance, but if you make it famous and everyone knows your name, then all of your hard work will have paid off in the end. 

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