1.?? Have an Objective: Figure out what you want to accomplish with your music.? Do you want to teach?? Be a song writer?? Play in a band?? Figure out what it is you want to achieve and create a plan to make it happen.? Knowing what you want to accomplish is the first step.
2.?? ?Have a Role Model: Most recording artists cite other artists as inspiration for their music.? Looking to someone else for inspiration will help keep you focused on your goal.
3.?? ?Build an Audience: These days everyone seems to have some type of musical ability and wants to share it with the world.? Play your music for your friends and family; they can give advice and constructive criticism to make you a better musician.
4.?? ?Play Live: Playing in front of others goes along with building an audience.? Get your friends and family interested in your music by setting up concerts to get others interested in your music.
5.?? ?Engage With Your Fans: Include your family and friends in your creative process.? That doesn?t mean asking each and every distant family member to help, but gather a few people that you trust to help you develop your skills and sound.? Outsiders can often see or hear things that you miss that could take your sound one step further.
6.?? ?Know Your Instrument: Have you ever been playing your instrument and hit the chord wrong but it still sounded really cool?? This is how musicians become successful, developing new sounds.? Learn your instrument inside and out so you can figure out new techniques.
7.?? ?Write Your Own Music: Once you?ve perfected your instrument and are looking for a new challenge, try writing your own music.? Writing music may seem difficult at first, but similar to learning to play the instrument, it will get easier.
8.?? ?Collaborate: I keep going back to including others in your music, but it?s a very helpful tool.? Once you?ve written a song, meet with another musician and see if they have any advice or want to collaborate with you on this track.? Artists, like Nicki Minaj, are famous for doing collaborations.
9.?? ?Think Big: Don?t settle.? If you want to become a famous/successful musician then don?t let anything stop you.? Do your research and find out how to make your dreams come true.
10.?? ?Share Your Music: Websites like Twitter, youtube, facebook, etc. have helped countless artists become recognized.? Think Justin Bieber, his mom uploaded videos of him singing to youtube and now he?s one of the most successful recording artists today.