Why Musicians Go Broke?


If you are a beginner in the music industry chasing the never-ending road to rock ‘n’ roll success, this article is for you!

Holding onto your dreams and fantasies about a musician, let me start by asking you a simple question, how far have you reached with these aspirations? No doubt, making a living as a musician is hard. Out of thousands of those who dare to dream different, only a few of them are lucky enough to turn those dreams into reality. The rest are left with two ways: Either to continue with years of struggle as a background musician or a subordinate artist or to give up and satisfy themselves with those frustrating 9 to 5 jobs that they never wanted to do in the first place.

The reason for this is simple! It’s because of plenty of misconceptions that one carries at the very start of his/her career. Some of the realities that you need to face before you start your career as a musician are listed below:-

1. There is no place for real talent anymore:

Well, it’s harsh, but definitely a reality these days. The people, who take the center stage as great performers and musicians, may not be the talented ones but they are definitely the intelligent ones! They know what people want and direct their resources to deliver that. So, if you want to be one of them, start investing in your PR and marketing and make sure you are everywhere, like literally everywhere! The more you are around, the more you are likely to get acknowledge and appreciated for the work you do. 

2. You don’t have to be financially sound to make good music:

Are you saddened by the fact that you don’t have enough resources to achieve some projects that you always wanted to undertake as a musician? Well, don’t be, because it isn’t even worth worrying for. You can now produce music on your own with just a computer, an audio interface and a good pair of monitors. You can also compete with the big boys in those glorious studios and make instrumentals for yourself, and then you can just take those files to any studio for recording vocals. And not just that, you can also have a home studio setup and record everything yourself and use various web services for mastering your job.

3. Making music isn’t just enough; you have to enrich yourself with the music theory as well:

Research is an integral part of any art. If you aren’t doing it, you must start reading and researching as an independent artist to be ahead of others. The very first factor that can determine your success or failure is the amount of knowledge that you possess, because the more learned you are, the better you stand among others. So try and become well-informed about everything related to your career as a musician. You must love, drink, eat and inhale knowledge because it is an indispensable force if you want to improve and grow as an artist.

4. You cannot get all your fans on social media:

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Though it is supremely important for you to acquire all the social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to increase your reach and following but only relying on these platforms won’t serve the purpose. Don’t neglect the power of Television, the Internet, Radio, platforms devoted to music like SoundCloud, Audiomack, Noisetrade, etc. and don’t miss out on YouTube and other video streaming platforms. Once you do all this, you will surely witness steady improvements in your career.

5. You don’t need any help! You can promote your music on One Song:


All you have to do is DM us at @onesongmagazine and we’ll help you reach a whole new fan community with a modest fee.

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