Here are 5 tips to help you kick start you music career and beat those January Blues
Network, Network, Network
This is probably the one of the most important out of the five. Meeting the right people is crucial for the career of a composer, musician or anyone in the creative industries. You can have the perfect song or be the best guitarist, but if no one can hear you, then how can you progress.
Try and write as much as possible. Even if it’s just a little bit every day, it will help you not only to develop as a songwriter/composer, but it will help you come up with more ideas quickly. Perfect for if you are commissioned to write something at the 11th hour.
It can be hard to keep motivated, especially if you are working a part-time job, or studying in your spare time, but you have to keep battling through it. Find time to relax and enjoy life as this well help with new ideas.
Don’t Give Up
It can be hard to accept rejection, but it is just a natural process. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are bad at what you do. Nine times out of ten it isn’t your ability it’s just not what they are looking for. Tip: Research the company or supervisor before you cold call / email them, as this can really help your chances of success.
The last piece of advice is to just be yourself. When in meetings or emailing potential clients don’t say you are a master of everything if you can only write indie rock. This will only jeopardise your chances.