Are you talented musically, and you're preparing for a lucrative career in the music industry? You should at least be partially prepared for some struggles. An everyday occurrence that seems to hinder many from achieving success as musicians, is that they do not really know who they are.
To be a success in any field, requires that you fully recognize and accept your capabilities. Even the best athletes and teams have coaches that examines players for flaws and weaknesses, as well as strengths, and how to make the best use of those qualities to produce a cohesive unit. The same is required in the music industry. A popular saying “Stay in your lane” is applicable in order to prevent failure. Do not allow ego and convenience to lead you into area where you are not competent. You may be able to find a better lead guitar player, than trying to do it yourself, if your forte is writing.
Find a lead singer, if you can not sing very well, but you are a keyboard virtuoso. Do not try to do it all yourself. Before you embark on the road that would lead to stardom, get to know yourself and test your limitations. The testing part, may include some arduous self-discovery, but it will eventually be worth it. Finding out what you do best, and get others to do what they do best with unduly strengthened the foundation on which you can build a successful career as musician. Be honest with yourself and your competencies, and above all to your art.With a job as a musician, you may not be generally comfortable, with others telling what to play or how to play it.
Scientists can not yet explain how or why music affects our emotions. But there is without a doubt a very strong connection between music and emotions, which are so very personal. Since it is your emotions that are connected to the music, no one can really tell you how to feel, therefore, as long as your emotions are involved in your music, as they should be, No one can really tell you how to play. The only thing that matters, is how your music is interpreted, and you that you can change. Write and perform what you feel inside, and if you wish to have it interpreted differently, you can change the way you play it. It is possible to make listeners happy even when playing a funeral dirge.
Remember this is music, and if you make the right moves, it is possible, to earn a living as a musician for may years, as scores of people have already done, without obtaining a record deal.