One of the curious developments of the late 70’s was the increase of garage bands, punk rock bands, and do it yourself bands, who just picked up an instrument or started to sing with some friends, and 6 months later recorded a record and began playing live gigs.
Some new great music and directions in music came out of that situation. But now years down the line the novelty of making amateurish music has lost it shine.
The music that is the corner stone of the music business you will find is often played by musician with a passion and respect for the old masters of Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Folk Legends, and Rock, along with the songwriters or whatever inspired these musicians to take this path.
You don’t need to just play or sing, you need to have the passion to always want to improve, you need to challenge yourself at all times to become a better and greater musician.
Never give up learning, fine tune your skills and then demand more from yourself.
Go to as many gigs as you can, listen with eyes open and see what other musician are doing and how they are doing it, and see if you can improve or create something new, your music can become our music, and go out to a wider audience.
Think, can I do it better? Yes you can!
But, you must never give up learning more, take lessons in your instrument or singing to improve your chances, no matter what your development level you can still find your unique style, keep practicing to become perfect, go beyond your limitations, who knows you may discover something new about yourself.
In the business of music, if we hear something new, original and available to the public we can invest in you with more security.
You can listen to famous music producer and Grammy winner Steve Pageot (Aretha Franklin) explaining how important music education is on The Music Business Show podcast episode.
Source: How to Make it in The Music Industry (Under license)