Having great musical talent is NOT enough to grow a successful music career. Here are the top 3 reasons why your music career fails even when you are musically talented:

1. You Don’t Know How The Music Business Works

The music business is called a business for a reason. To succeed in your music career, you need to understand what it takes to become a valuable asset for music companies, bands and other musical connections. You must also understand how to make a living from music so you don’t need to rely on a paycheck from your day job to make ends meet.

2. You Don’t Have A Way To Leave Your Day Job And Earn Money From Music

One of the most common music career traps you need to avoid is getting stuck working 40 hours per week at your day job while your music career slowly fades over time. To avoid the frustration and regret that comes with this, you need to learn how to create multiple sources of music-related income.

You don’t have to rely on a single paycheck to pay your bills when you earn money from many sources at once. When you understand how to make money from many sources in a passive manner, you gain both time AND money. This way you have more time to pursue musical projects and grow your music career.

3. You Take Advice From People Who Are Not Professional Musicians

The majority of people you take music career advice from have never achieved success in the music business. They may have good intentions, but following their advice is more likely to harm your music career than it is to help it. For example, many people say that the music industry is too risky and you need to get a college degree as a backup plan. This leads you to go into debt for a degree that only takes you further away from your musical dreams.

Want to achieve your music career goals faster? Read this music business article to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes that keep musicians from succeeding.


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About The Author:

Tom Hess is an electric guitar teacher online and a music career mentor. Tom also trains musicians on how to succeed in the music business. On his professional musician website tomhess.net you can read many more articles about making a living with a music career.