Here are some tips on how you can build a music career in the 21st century


If you are seriously considering a career in music, here are the 5 steps you need to take.

Here are some tips on how you can build a music career in the 21st century

Billy Joel once said that music itself heals. It is an explosive expression of humanity. It is something that affects us all. Regardless of our culture, everyone loves music.

A career in music can be very rewarding because you can do something you love every day. Like all industries, the music industry has also been positively impacted by advances in technology in recent years, particularly due to streaming platforms and the growing reach of social media. Unlike times past, freelance musicians and other independent artists today have various platforms where they can showcase their talent and engage with their audience.

If one wishes to pursue a career in music, there has never been a better time to do so. Opportunities for musicians have exploded across the subcontinent, especially in metropolises. Apart from working as a musician, one could consider countless career options, such as musical director or composer, sound engineer, songwriter, music educator, live performer, music therapist, among others.

Here are some tips on how you can build a music career in the 21st century

If you really want to make a career in music, here are the 5 steps you need to follow:

  • Understand exactly what you want to do: Maybe you want to compose music. Or you want to become a full-time singer. Or maybe you want to start your own music school. To begin your journey, you need to be clear about what you want to pursue and why. Stating what you want to do will give you direction, and spelling out your why will keep you motivated.

  • Join a music school: Joining a professional music school course will help you improve your musical prowess while keeping you focused and disciplined. It will also help you connect with professionals who have worked in the industry before and give you the opportunity to learn from their experiences. There are many music schools in India with world-class programs for Western and Indian classical music education. . Many of these professional institutions offer personalized learning packages for different age groups, from young children looking to experience music for the first time, to adults looking to gain formal musical training. Also, even if you can’t take a course full-time, you can enroll in a program that offers the ability to take classes on weekends as well as the ability to take sessions online.

  • Networking: Networking is important to building your career in any industry, and the same goes for the music industry. With networking, your goal should be to meet people you might collaborate with in the future, connect with potential managers and promoters, event planners, and others who are following a similar your.

  • Leverage the Internet: Thanks to technology and the internet, you don’t need huge budgets to market yourself as an artist. You can simply start with something like a YouTube channel to showcase your art and stay in touch with fans as well as get discovered by new audiences. Even without signing with a major record label, musicians can make a living by sharing their content online. And it goes without saying that popular artists on YouTube and other social networks are noticed by the music industry.

  • Evaluate your progress: It is important to take time regularly to track your progress against the goals you initially set for yourself. The map progresses against the goals you initially set, reach out to your mentors and course correct, if necessary.

Here are some tips on how you can build a music career in the 21st century


Although building a career in music takes hard work and patience, it’s rewarding in the long run. With the right amount of consistency coupled with belief in your craft, you can build a very rewarding career in music.

Written by Saurabh Srivastav, Founder and CEO, Spardha Learnings Pvt. ltd

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