how to break into the music industry

How To Break Into The Music Industry As An Upcoming Artiste

How To Break Into The Music Industry As An Upcoming Artiste

The major reason why some upcoming artiste failed in the quest to break into the music industry, its lack of understanding the four corner of the industry.

Many promising upcoming artiste failed along the line after dropping a single hit track, this could be not knowing what to do next or not knowing how to maintain the stardom.

Often time, i always help some upcoming artiste to blog their song free without asking for any money just to encourage them but i realized that some of these upcoming artiste were not pushing their music to other major site that has huge fan base that can easily spread their music across the globe, i know money is one of the element or factor that hinder some of the process of promotion but you have to be ready for it because using one blog site to promote your single is not enough.

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My major reason why i won’t be doing it again is because many of this upcoming artist that i have been helping to blog their songs for free are becoming too lazy to promote their songs the way they ought to have promoted it, once their music is on one blog they stop at that, instead of pushing through to other blog the won’t, all they do is to just rely on only one blog that is free of charge and they are not ready to actually push it to other paid blog that can easily and also help them to spread their song across the country.

Before going into music industry there are certain element you need to possess and if you don’t have those element, it won’t be easy to succeed in the industry. Nigeria has about 200million population and i can categorically tell you that 90 percent of this population has potential in music, so don’t just think you are the only one who want to break into the music industry and become famous.

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Let me give you some tips if you really want to break into the  Nigeria music industry and if you follow this tips you will definitely succeed.


  1. Manager
  2. Publicity manager
  3. Facebook Fan Page account
  4. Instagram account
  5. Twitter account

MANAGER: As an artiste you need to have a manager who can help you push through, a manager who understand the music industry.

This manager can help you plan your activities on daily basis, help you secure event where you can perform and show what you are made off.

The manager can also help you negotiate with a record label  company once people started noticing your progress.

PUBLICITY MANAGER: Publicity manager is very essential in the life of an artiste especially upcoming artiste who want to break into  the music industry. having a publicity manager would be a very good ideal because your activities and your image building will be taking care of through publicity manager.

Through publicity, am very sure the world will know more about you and  all your work .  You can get an entertainment blogger to be your publicity manager, this will help you get more audience who visit their blog on a daily basis. but if you can’t get entertainment blogger get someone else who has an ideal about publicity and willing to help you build your brand.

Image making is the best way to win the heart of every music lovers, by the time your publicity manager start building your image to the world, i can assure you that people will by eager to meet and associate with you.

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: One of the ideal place to reach out to a larger audience in this modern society is Facebook.

As an upcoming artist you need a Facebook page, once you create a Facebook, don’t just leave it at that, get a social media manager to handle it for you while you focus on your music. Make sure you post daily basis on your Facebook page and not just post alone, also make sure you run a Facebook Ad, that is the most fastest  way to get to a larger audience and probably get to those record label who may want to sign you to their records.

INSTAGRAM: The fastest way to gather or build audience is Instagram. Instagram is one of the best way to reach out to your potential records label that probably sign and shoot you to stardom.

If you have Instagram don’t just post irrelevant picture or video that are not associated with your music. Make sure you post daily about yourself or having fun with your friends and also your daily activities.

Also always try to promote your most important post and make sure you tag some of the music icon, celebrities and record label companies.

Another tip that can help you is INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE and giveaway such as free-styling on your song and ask them to tag you, once they tag you, re-post all the video on your Instagram where people can easily like and comment, with this, you are building a huge fan base and your name will go viral.

TWITTER: Another social media giant to build fan and have more engagement to a large number of follower across the world, all you need to do is tweet daily about yourself and about more pressing issues in the society. Engaged your follower with a vital question in which they will have to answer you and retweet your tweet.

If you follow this few tips, the music industry is yours forever and there is nothing stopping you and make sure you do good music and become a very good musician so that other upcoming artiste will learn from you.

I will also be giving out some few tips on how to get signed into a record label, maybe on my next publication. No one is born to fail except you fail to plan.

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