Why You Are Not Yet Successful in the Business of Music


Lots of people want to get involved in the world of music, but believe that they simply cannot be successful. This negative attitude is such a big problem that good music business degree programs even address it in their curriculum! So what are some of the reasons do people give for not being successful, and which one is the actual reason?

Top Reasons Why People Believe They Won’t Be Successful in Music

  1. They are too young to get an audience.
  2. They are too old to get an audience.
  3. They don’t have the money to invest in it.
  4. They don’t have the contacts to break through.
  5. They don’t know what is still relevant today.
  6. They don’t look right.
  7. They are being held back by others.
  8. They live in the wrong place.
  9. They have obligations that stop them, such as a job, marriage, and children.
  10. They won’t be able to get any exposure.

Which Reason Is Actually True?

There is only one reason as to which people are not successful in the music business: their own attitude. If you believe something won’t happen or is impossible, or if you believe that you are not worthy of it, you can guarantee that it won’t happen. Let’s take a look at the above 10 points.

  1. Too young? What about Justin Bieber?
  2. Too old? What about Mick Jagger?
  3. Not enough money? It costs not to record yourself digitally and email it to producers.
  4. Not enough contacts? Have you checked the internet?
  5. Not knowing what’s relevant? Buy a magazine or check online.
  6. Not looking right? Have you looked at Steven Tyler lately?
  7. Being held back by others? Break free! You’ll have to learn to do that if you ever want to be successful anyway.
  8. Living in the wrong place? Why, because music doesn’t exist where you live? Have you seen the movie Deliverance?
  9. Obligations? Most famous people also have a job, a marriage, and children. You can cope.
  10. No exposure? Then get it and put yourself out there!

So how do you start? The best way is to enroll in college. This will enable you to address all the 10 points above, and more. One of the best things about it is that, if you choose music business in particular, you can work in a range of different elements of the industry. Do you really want to be the next Justin Bieber or Mick Jagger for that matter? Creating something unique is almost impossible, but helping others to try to create something unique is very much in your hands. Within the music business, you can opt for a range of concentrations, from music education businesses to live performance businesses and more. It will give you an opportunity to be at the heart of things, experiencing the industry first hand. What is stopping you, besides your own negativity?