Why You Should Work For Other Musicians

Why You Should Work For Other Musicians



so you want to make a living off of music but you don't want to work for other musicians it's good hey guys how's it going nice and read here and I hope you guys are having a wonderful day welcome to the YouTube channel that's dedicated to making you guys a better musician remember to hit that like and subscribe button to see more videos about how to be a successful musician so you want to become a successful musician but you don't want to write songs for other people you don't want to give out lessons you don't want to teach people how to do things you don't want to support other bands you just want to do your own music well I feel yeah that's the same things me I just want to do my own music but I understand the importance of helping other people out too when I first started out for music all I was thinking about is how can I grow my music how can I get more streams how can I do more videos how can I get more concerts for myself things like that and I didn't understand the importance of working for other musicians alright so I just wanted to make a quick video to explain to you guys why it's important to work for other musician so one of the biggest reasons why it's important to work for other musicians it's fact that working for other musicians gives you the tools and the knowledge that you move for you to succeed what do I mean by that well basically it goes like this if you're looking to find concerts for another band that's bigger for you hey not only are you building connections but B you're also gaining the knowledge and the sales skills that you're gonna need in your career when you get slightly bigger so that will get to the points where you're booking your own shows you're booking your own tours across the world and things like that you have all the skills and the knowledge you already need so that your tour can go completely flawlessly you won't have as many problems as if you just go I want to go on sewer myself and then you try to do a European tour and then you end up living on people's carpets and not even very good food and really really struggling while you're on tour you definitely don't want that to happen this can apply to all kinds of different things it can apply it to ditching other people's music on Spotify playlists it can apply to making other musicians music videos you can even applied to making lyrics and things like that for other people's songs so it's really really important that you guys as musicians work for other musicians if you guys want to be successful traveling the world and making as much money as you want to make another big reason why it's important to work for other musicians is not only the connections and what you learn it's also that you'll become faster and more refined with your skills so for example if you're writing lyrics for a bunch of other musicians yeah they might not be the highest quality up to your standards you might spend twice or three times as much time on your lyrics when you spend on their lyrics but the more you write their lyrics the better you get and then when you or lyrics you can write them a lot faster you have more lives you know a little bit more about how to write lyrics and so it's a lot easier for you to go and write your lyrics and they come out a lot better in the end than they would have if you didn't have the practice forcing yourself to writing for other musicians and by doing that you may be money while you were doing it so you were developing your skills and learning and getting paid to do it and that's amazing and this can apply to anything this can apply to making music videos this can apply to try and find concerts this can apply to advertising other musicians for example how many of your musicians out there actually know how to run Facebook ads or Instagram ads or do you know what an Instagram influencer is you know how to find them do you know how to hire them do you know how to check your analytics on your Facebook ads do you know how important your analytics actually are you know what a B testing is do you know how to do that do you know how to build a website these are all really important things that you're going to need to learn as a musician whether it be the business end advertising and marketing or it be the video creation content creation content scheduling or it be like the outsourcing the publications that trying to find interviews giving on radio stations all the way to trying to find concerts trying to book gigs trying to get it to your plans and everything in between all these things are skills that you're going to eventually learn at least a little bit before you pop off because as a musician no booking agent or manager is going to pick you up and tell you're already doing some of these things so in order for you to become a part of the music business you need to already know how to do these things you already need to know how to do some Facebook Ads you already need to know how to make say music videos you already need to know how to focus some concerts because when the booking agent picks you up he's gonna want you to know what you're doing before he represents you and that also works on the flipside too because if you want a booking agency to work for you you want to make sure that they're doing the best job that they possibly can well if you've done some booking for other bands it planned a couple of tours you've done some advertising things like that then you know if your booking agency is doing a good job you know if your publicist is doing a good job you know if your manager is doing what you manager is supposed to do you can check on them and believe me you hire them they don't hire you you're the reason why they're there right you're the product okay so understand that you can hire and fire more managers you can pick and choose who works for you within the music business and you can determine how they work and know if they're doing a good job or not and get rid of them if they're not doing a good job of course if you sign a contract you're kind of screwed but also if you work a lot with other bands then you learn a thing or two about contracts now actually be able to know where to get the legal advice to understand the contract I understand whether or not that is a good decision for you so what's the point in this video the point of this video is for you guys to get off your pedestals stop thinking that you're only gonna make money off of your music and go performances get out there and get educated get trained develop your skills and work for other musicians because it's gonna help you out just as much as it helped me out and if any of you guys want some help on how to be a better musician or you guys want some anything like that you guys can always contact me maybe there's something I can do for you maybe there's something I can't do for you but I'm here the resources here I'll make any videos you guys want to see doesn't matter if you guys want to see some more videos about how to be a successful musician traveling the world doing whatever you want go ahead and click that like and subscribe button you guys have a wonderful day

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