From teenage boys with high-pitched voices to adult women performing hip-hop, loads of people are trying to get big. People that you’ve never heard of crawl out of the woodwork and find international fame in a matter of weeks. This trend has come about largely thanks to the Internet. People are exposed to loads of different artists and musicians on their social media, which makes it easy for people to find new music. There are a lot of methods that people use to gain stardom. And, this post is going to be going through some of it. Of course, a lot of these people are also incredibly talented; the methods below helped them to gain their position but didn’t control it entirely.
The smartest thing any new band or musician can do is hire a PR representative. PR stands for public relations and is the relationship an artist has with their fans. To build up a relationship here, you need to be trained to deal with the public. And, a PR rep has just that in their arsenal. People like this can reach out to media companies and other businesses for you. This will help to secure shows and even merchandising agreements. Along with this, they will know how to use your social media and other websites to advertise yourself effectively. PR professionals know exactly how best to talk to the public. So, if you have something go wrong; you know that you’ll have the protection you need to avoid getting into further trouble. PR companies like AMW Group have made bands go from nothing to international fame. And, they there’s the potential that they could do it for you. Most modern artists have PR representatives. It takes the all-important marketing side of things and gives it to someone else to deal with.
A lot of artists sell their music from the very start. Of course, this is great. It means that you can make a little bit of money on the side while your dreams grow. But, this will usually limit the amount of people that you can reach out to with your music. People are less inclined to spend money on an artist that they don’t know. This makes sense, too. So, it can be worth getting involved with some widespread free releases. Services like iTunes allow musicians to submit their music for a free song of the week, every seven days. A lot of people download these songs every time that they come up. So, this is a great way to make sure that your music is being seen. There are other services like this, too.
Along with free music, it’s also a good idea to release your music in the form of videos. A lot of people use websites like Youtube for their music discovery. Youtube uses a very clever system to make sure that new videos are able to get to the top of searches and suggestions. If you manage to get a lot of viewership very quickly; more and more people will see your video. People will start to share them on social media; allowing even more people to find your work. All-in-all this is a great way to get your voice heard and your name out there. Making videos get popular online can be somewhat of an art. When it comes to music, creativity and flair usually contribute to popularity. But, you can even help things along. You can share music with friends and family to get the ball rolling. Or, you can pay for some views.
The field of music has always been an incredibly collaborative one. For hundreds of years, musicians have worked together to try and increase their own popularity. When you have two artists performing on the same piece of music, you increase the potential viewership to both parties fanbases. This means that both artists have the chance to gain more exposure from this. The idea of trying to release music with a big artist is very attractive. But, this will probably be impossible; unless you get noticed early on. Most artists will try and work with people at a similar level to them. This ensures that both parties get the same benefits from the arrangement. And, people won’t see the collaboration as a negative thing.
Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of what it takes to become a popular musician in the modern age. The work that people do throughout these stages can result in absolutely nothing. It’s only a very select few that actually make it to stardom. So, it’s always best to maintain realistic expectations and keep dreaming about the bigger picture. Don’t bank on it, though.