5 Tips for More Music Success in “The Year of the Rabbit”
It’s 2011 and it’s the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese.
While Eastern astrology claims that this is going to be a lucky year for most people, we can’t afford to be complacent. So now is a great time to take a deeper look at our musical progress and determine what changes we can make for the better.
Here are my 5 simple points to help you achieve more this year:
1. Don’t be shy to ask for help. Asking for help won’t make you less of a person. If you are not sure of something in music marketing or you really don’t know about some business related matter, ask until you get the answers.
Remember, it’s better to ask a question and look stupid for 10 seconds than not to ask and look stupid for the rest of your life. Whatever help you need, there will be people out there to lend a helping hand. Ask and you shall receive
2. Be positive. Believe in your capacity as an artist. Your career may be lukewarm at this point but it doesn’t mean that it will stay that way.
I’ve heard David Bowie say that one of the things that helped him be successful is that he use to act as if he was even when nobody knew about his music.
You should do the same thing.
3. Reality Check. Assess yourself and your music. Are you happy with how things are going? Do you have good music habits? Are you playing the right gigs? Ask yourself these questions honestly and make the changes that will bring most success..
4. Learn something new. As a musician, you can learn to play a new instrument or start to write some songs if you don’t at the moment. This can be a great way to add a new energy and excitement back into your career because things can become stale if you do the same stuff all the time.
You could simply read books, newspapers or magazines so that you will have good answers when asked to comment on certain issues during your interviews.
5. Celebrate your accomplishments. Whether you’re satisfied or not with how your music career fared in the previous year, you have to find a way to give yourself a pat on the back and say “good job”.
Give yourself some time to relax and have fun before your schedule becomes hectic this year!