7 Ways to Destroy Your Music Career

Everybody wants to know the easy, proven steps to music success. Therefore, every expert offers positive, uplifting advice to help you reach your goals — including me.

Well, it’s time to shake things up, which explains why this post takes a look at the dark side: How to ruin your music career in seven easy steps!

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1) Give Away Your Personal Power

Industry people and music critics must deem you worthy of success for you to have value as a musician. Also, cling to the belief that all the answers are “out there” somewhere and you will be incredibly successful at failure.

2) Turn Marketing, Promotion and Sales Into a Huge Burden

3) Be Fearful of Being Perceived as a Greedy, Capitalist Pig

Paranoia will go a long way to helping you fall short of a thriving music career — especially when it comes to earning money. Just know that every one of your fans is watching you and waiting to jump ship the second they smell any scent of capitalism. Therefore, if you make any sales pitches at all, they better be so low key as to be barely perceptible.

In fact, it would be best not to even make people aware that you have things for sale. Just wait till they come to you. If they’re interested, they’ll ask. And if you want to score extra points, when they do ask, tell them you left all of your CDs and T-shirts at home.

4) Use a Lack of Time, Money and Connections as Your Biggest Excuse

5) Market Yourself to the Faceless Masses Using Traditional Big Media

Bonus tip: Never answer your email from fans, and rarely — if ever — log into your Facebook or Twitter accounts. Better yet, don’t even start these accounts!

6) Promote Yourself Sporadically and Only When It’s Urgent

7) Know That Everyone Owes You Something Simply Because You Exist

There you have it — the top seven ways to destroy your music career.

So … what are you waiting for? Get out there and demote yourself!!!

-Bob

Bob Baker helps musicians, authors and creative entrepreneurs use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world!

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Originally published at bob-baker.com on July 6, 2015.

My mission in life is to inspire & empower people through audio affirmations, guided meditations, books, podcasts, music, art, coaching, and improv comedy.

My mission in life is to inspire & empower people through audio affirmations, guided meditations, books, podcasts, music, art, coaching, and improv comedy.