7 Ways to DESTROY Your Music Career

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!

1) Give Away Your Personal Power

Fully embrace the fact that you need to be in the right place at the right time to get your “lucky break” and be “discovered.”

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

Just admit that you don’t have what it takes to “sell yourself” and reach more fans.

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

Just know that every one of your fans is watching you and waiting to jump ship the second they smell any scent of capitalism.

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

Tell anyone who asks (as well as a lot of people who don’t ask or care) how lousy your career is because of all the lack in your life.

Frequently use phrases such as:

  • “There aren’t enough hours in the day.”
  • “If I had that kind of money, I’d be a rock star too.”
  • And “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

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

Realize that it takes big bucks spent on radio promotion, retail placement, billboards, and paid display ads in national magazines to succeed.

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

One of the best “road to ruin” marketing tactics is blasting your fans with urgent “come to my show” or “buy my new album now” messages when they haven’t heard from you in months.

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

Be sure to send long, in-depth emails and leave lengthy, rambling voice mail messages for the imbeciles who don’t recognize your greatness.

I’d love your thoughts on this!



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Bob Baker

Bob Baker

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