Monday, March 3, 2008
If you want to leave the mediocre level of your hip hop career into to more exciting and lucrative music business. Here below I can give you eight reasons why you are not on a level to be a successful in your hip hop career.
* YOU ARE NOT MENTALLY PREPARED
You got to ask you self, what success means to you? You must be prepared to deal with all the issues what it takes and what you can get from a hip hop career. If you belief that working hard is going to get where you want then you are on the right track. If you are lazy then this article is not for you. There is nobody, who is going to hand you a career. A rock solid determination and motivation succeed the main characteristics you must own to get you on the path towards a fruitful hip hop career. Once again this article can not do you any good if you are not willing to put skills, patience, energy, money, effort and talent into action.
* YOUR TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY IS MINIMAL
Are your image, presence, skills, demo and other important factors representing your best work? If this is not the case, you need to focus on improving the next four fields such as business skills, oral presentation skills, writing skills, your musical talent is also one of the important things.
Effective communication skill is also one of the main skills you must own. You must be able to write promotional material. It is essential to explain to why your music is about and run this like a business. You must practise the communication skills. To run your music career as a business you must recognize the chances and use it to in your own advantage. You got to realize that music business is all about using all of your stamina, skills, knowledge and talent and you got to practice it and master this.
*YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL PROBLEM
It is sad, but there are few artists who really do not understand what it is about. These producers focus on producing music and they are not concentrating on selling their music. If you are concentrating on getting a dope guitar loop on your record than getting you a record in to the fans hands. Then you better wake up and smell the aroma of cup of coffee. I can say it is mad fun getting busy in the studio. Working long hours. Producing the tracks and engineering it. It is more important to get your music distributed and promoted to those who need to hear your music.
*YOU DO NOT OWN THE NEEDED PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
To succeed in the hip hop music business you need to have your sales letter, broucher, pictures, biography, releases, sales letters and contracts to promote your music. It is impossible for you to succeed in the hip hop business without these material. The upcoming rappers should put more attention into promoting and marketing to get their music delivered into the listeners hands.
*YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO SUCCEED
To succeed you got to give up somethings in your life. It is not possible to have a full time job, a family and a social life. You got to realize that all your energy got to be invested in the vision you have which is in this case your musical career. It is a fact that something got to give. It is up to you to decide what it is going to be. This sounds very cold. If you are chasing your dreams, then you got to give up something to have everything you want. There are people dying to achieve their goals.