Indie Know-How

How to Stay Motivated to Create Music

It is often quite challenging to stay motivated with your music when it is so easy to get distracted with day to day life. When you add social media to the mix, many artists begin to doubt themselves, lose motivation, and just don’t spend the time they need to put dedicated focus on their craft.

Here are some tips to help you keep your music motivation.

Set a schedule 

If you incorporate music into your daily schedule you’ll be more apt to work on your skills and building your music business and brand.

Always listen to what music is out in the market.

You should listen to different music genres on a regular basis, to explore new opportunities and be up on the type of songs and sounds other artists are incorporating. This is crucial to making hits. It is also particularly important because this impacts what music fans are listening to and buying. It is also a great way to keep inspired to write, play, produce your music…and ultimately sell your music to current and new fans.

Don’t lose your signature sound when creating music

Although it’s good to learn from other artists, and get inspiration from a variety of music genres, make sure you don’t lose your signature sound that your fans have grown to like or love. Doing so may cause you to lose your fanbase, and that can be difficult to sustain or grow your music career if that happens.

Try incorporating these tips, stay dedicated and focused in your craft, and you may be surprised with the success you can achieve in your music career.


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