[This article was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters. He is also the founder of Berklee Online, co-author of The Future of Music book, and a member of the team who brought midi to the market.]
Every single musician has experienced it at some point – the dreaded plateau. After seeing some great success you just feel stuck, like you don’t know what to do to step it up to the next level. It’s not all bad – you have built up a good fanbase, you’re selling singles and albums, your gigs are a success, but you still feel stagnant.
Luckily, with the new year just around the corner, this is the best time to break out of your box and step it up. In this article, we’re going to be talking about 3 ways to take your music career to the next level.
1. Try Something New
You’ve seen success. You know your current system works, but if you don’t try anything new – be it a new tool, a new social media strategy, or a new approach to your music videos – you’ll never know how much further you can get. In today’s music industry, there’s no one-size-fits-all model. A strategy that doesn’t work for someone else may be perfect for your music career. You never know unless you try. Read more »