Shashank Saxena
by on May 9, 2023

Success in the music industry is subjective and varies from person to person. However, if you are a musician, certain habits can be beneficial for you to achieve your goals and aspirations in music:


  1. DO Reevaluate your goals: Reflect on realistic and aligned goals. Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals to guide your efforts.
  2. DON'T Neglect practice and skill development: Consistent practice and skill development are essential for musicians. Regular practice helps improve musical abilities, expand repertoire, and refine performance skills. Dedicate time to practice, and take lessons or workshops.
  3. DON'T Limit yourself to one genre or style: While specializing in a specific genre can be beneficial, it's important to explore different genres and styles to grow as a musician, expand creativity, and incorporate diverse influences into the music.
  4. DON'T Disregard music theory and fundamentals: Music theory provides a foundation for understanding and communicating musical concepts. It's valuable to have a working knowledge of scales, chords, rhythm, and other basic principles to express oneself musically and collaborate effectively.
  5. DO Explore different avenues: Consider diverse opportunities such as licensing music, performing at local venues, teaching, or creating online content. Explore avenues that align with your interests and strengths. Educate yourself on managing finances, promoting music, and protecting intellectual property rights.
  6. DON'T Isolate from the music community: Building connections within the music community is essential for growth and exposure. Attend concerts, open mic nights, workshops, and conferences to network, collaborate, and learn from others.
  7. DON'T Neglect self-care and well-being: Prioritize physical and mental health, and maintain a balanced life. Take breaks, get enough sleep, eat well, and engage in activities outside of music to sustain a career.
  8. DON'T Burn bridges or exhibit unprofessional behavior: Maintain professionalism by respecting commitments, communicating clearly, and treating others with respect. Avoid unprofessional behavior that damages relationships and reputations.
  9. DO Seek constructive feedback: Obtain feedback from experienced musicians, mentors, or teachers. Be open to constructive criticism as a tool for improvement.
  10. DO Stay true to yourself: Focus on your artistic vision and create music that resonates with you. Authenticity and originality set artists apart. Avoid discouragement from comparisons or industry trends.

Remember, success as a musician is a personal and evolving journey. It takes time, dedication, and perseverance.

Celebrate achievements along the way and keep pursuing a passion for music.


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