In an industry where artistry and creativity is a major requirement, it is without a doubt that succeeding in music industry can be quite a challenge. Aside from being able to deliver these two things, it is essential to be backed by the best who can help in promoting your label or artist and bring the most attention to it.
Well whether you are an agent, a promoter, manager or musician, there will always be setbacks. The secret here is, figuring out how to deal with disappointments and keep your focus. By knowing how you can handle these occurrences, it can help you to remain focused throughout the life of your career. To do this, it is important to identify the common challenges you’d bump into so by that, you know what to expect and how to react.
Number 1. No Response to Music Demo
You should not feel disheartened if you have not get a response from your music demo. It might actually take a little while for it to reach the right person. On the other hand, you may boost your odds of getting faster responses by following basic tips like:
- Build your profile by going to some gigs
- Pursue press coverage for your shows
- Always update the promo package and labels
- Have a strong social media presence
On top of these tips, bear in mind that even experienced and known bands have gone through the same situation as yours, yet they are now successful.
Number 2. Review Not Published
Being told that a review of your band or album that was about to appear online or in print has been dropped could be frustrating.
This usually happens in the industry and it should not be taken personal. Though the writer might say that a review might appear, they don’t actually have the final decision for it might be dropped by one of their editors.
Number 3. Low Turnout
There are several things that can cause disappointments in your career like performing in an empty room. There might be numerous reasons for this but at the end of the day, you can’t just for everyone to come and see your show. So just do your best and deliver the performance you were expected to.