Before becoming The Arijit Singh, the singer was an ordinary artist! Even before getting recognition, a musician is an artist. His passion for music has made him survive throughout his struggle and has become his means to livelihood. There are many musicians who do not aim to become Arijit Singh. They just love music and want to stay close to it. For them, earning a living from Music is a means to stay close to it!
We often come across a musician who does a part time job just because his earning is basic . It is necessary for a musician to become better with time! So, rather than spending time at his part-time job, he should get exposure of different ways in which he can earn money through music. Here are traits he should focus on.
You should be known and approachable among your domain musicians. Attend as many events as you can! It doesn’t make a difference whether you are performing or not, for socializing all you got to do is reach out to people, in this case, musicians. Local musicians perform live for events like camp fires, musical nights before weddings, annual functions of colleges, schools, get together parties,corporate events, everything!
This point connects to the first one. You have to socialize! For that you might have to leave your domain for a while and work in others as well! Performing at a wedding might not be your domain as much as performing in front of a music lover audience, but remember what is more important to you, audience or music?
Remember that the event industry is where your love for music is classified fortunately or unfortunately. If you are good at something, do it while promoting your passion & love for Music.
Remember there are many who don't crave for fame. Collaborate and jam with them and partner for work. Just like in music, where one note with the other sounds good.
Collaborating is one thing, but remember the event industry is huge and it might not need you always, but if you can recommend artists they need and make contacts with them for the event, it might be possible that in the next event, they need you.