To grow a successful music career you need to understand:

* The right steps to take to become successful in the music industry.

* How to take each step in the best, easiest and most effective way to get the results you want.

* What order to take the steps in, so you can build your career most quickly.

A lot of musicians do the correct things, but at the wrong time (and in the wrong order). The try to build their music careers while basing many of their decisions on fear, incorrect assumptions and tips from amateur musicians rather than proven professionals.

The following music careers mistakes make achieving success in this industry very difficult:

Mistake # 1: Contacting Music Companies Too Soon To Try To Get A Record Deal

A lot of musicians want a recording contract, but only a small percentage of them really know what music companies are looking for. These companies invest tons of money into musicians similar to how people put their money into a stock on the market.

You have to give these companies 100% proof that their investment will pay off for many years to come. When you can do this, music companies feel comfortable investing in your career because they believe it will help them earn money. When you contact them too soon, before you can provide proof of your potential to help them succeed, you are simply wasting your time.

You do not have to have massive accomplishments before you can contact them, but you do need to make sure that a company can completely trust in:

* Your desire to achieve big things

* Your ability to work hard on a consistent basis

* Your ability to persevere

* Your mindset for business

* How well you can sell music to your existing fans

Mistake # 2: Only Focusing On Mastering Your Instrument And Neglecting Your Career

Tons of musicians are afraid of growing their careers because they do not think their musical skills are good enough. They feel like they need to master their instrument completely before they can even think about getting into the music industry.

1. It takes a lot more than musical talent to grow a career in this industry. When you spend all your spare time practicing your instrument, you lose time you could be spending to work on growing other areas of your career.

2. There's no such thing as completely mastering a musical instrument, because you will always find new things to improve.

You need to get started growing your career when your musical skills are around an intermediate level or above. Continue getting better musically while developing your music career at the same time.

Mistake # 3: Waiting Too Long To Find A Music Career Mentor

The majority of musicians do not have any training for how to achieve success in the music business, because:

1. They do not know that music career mentoring exists.

2. They do not have enough ambition to pursue success in this business.

When you work with a music career mentor, you are investing into your future (not merely spending money). Mentoring helps you make tons more money than what you invest into it. This is how:

* You no longer have to guess when it comes to how you should grow your career. You save tons of time and money working with an experienced mentor than you would simply guessing about what to do next.

* You find out the best way to promote yourself and your music. This gives you a massive advantage when working with / without a music company.

* You discover how to create opportunities in your music career without any outside help. This makes your career very stable and secure, while giving you complete control over how much success you want to have.

Disclaimer: You might be aware that I have a music career mentoring program to help musicians become successful. So maybe you believe everything above was written just so you will join it. This is only partially correct. Of course, I want to help musicians like you succeed. However, the benefits of working with a mentor can not be denied whether you work with me or not.

Mistake # 4: Not Training Yourself To Have The Right Mindset At The Start Of Your Music Career

The way you think determines how far you get in the music industry. Have a poor mindset, and you will never achieve great success.

Fact: your mind consists of much more than simply thinking with a positive attitude. When you train yourself with a success-oriented mindset, you train yourself to:

* Push through in the face of challenges where others would give up.

* Turn problems into massive opportunities for success.

* Do the hard work other musicians do not do, so you can achieve the big results most musicians never get it.

To do these things you have to train your mindset from the very beginning of your career and build a solid foundation from which to expand.

Mistake # 5: Not Building Up A Local Following Of Fans

Music companies are way more interested in musicians who have a huge local following than those who have a moderate internet following. It's harder to grow a loyal fanbase in your local town than to attract thousands of people all over the world to check out your videos / channel / etc. Plus, it's very difficult to fake a local following versus having a lot of likes on Facebook (for example).

Mistake # 6: Waiting Too Long To Get Freedom Of Time And Money

Let's face it: you need to have freedom to be able to accept certain opportunities in your music career as they present themselves. This means you need both time and money.

Too many musicians do not consider this until it is much too late. They spend the majority of their time working at normal day jobs while keeping their music career as a side hobby.

The majority of day jobs require you to spend full time hours working every week. This makes it nearly impossible to grow a music career and make money at it. Many musicians get stuck at their jobs and never end up going into music.

Get back control over your time and money as soon as you can (by starting early in your music career).

Mistake # 7: Planning Your Music Career From The Start Instead Of The End

You need to plan your music career by thinking from the end and working your way backwards. Think about what your highest goal is and the final step you must take before you achieve it, then work backwards from there. This gives you the precise path you need to take to get there.

The majority of musicians do not do this. The try to plan out the steps they have to take from where they are. This is a good way to get stuck and not achieve the things you want.

An experienced music career mentor shows you how to design a strategy to reach your musical goals as fast as possible.

Get the music business training necessary to become successful.

Source by T. Hess