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THRIVE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY – 10 TOP TIPS FOR 2024

10 Keys to Success in the Music Industry in 2024 👇

1. FUCK THE ALGORITHM

Trying to cover a Harry Styles song to attract his fan base won’t work.

The reality is that no one knows how algorithms are built and how they affect your band. The level your band is at and your online activity won’t trigger any algorithm to work in your favour, its wasted energy at this stage in your career.  

2. GET ON X / TWITTER

We see so many bands that are on Facebook and Instagram, but they seem to leave out X.

You are missing out on a massive music-loving fanbase and the chance to open real engagement with a massive music-loving community that wants to see you on that platform. 

3. DECIDE IF YOU ARE DOING THE BAND AS A HOBBY OR IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF IT

The work ethic needed to make a career in music is relentless, hard work, and thankless at times, unpaid at the start, are you up to the task? If you choose it as a hobby, be honest about it and the people around you, it’s ok. 

4. BUILD CONTACTS / NETWORK

Email blogs, venue promoters, and radio personalities to introduce yourself and what you are looking to achieve, be personable it will go a long way over just sending a press release (don’t ask for stuff) 

5 WRITE WRITE WRITE

Hone your writing skills at every opportunity, create and challenge yourself to write the next big tune, then do it again, then do it again, you get my point.

6 BE ACTIVE ON ALL THE SOCIALS

Use the same @BAND handle on all the different socials if possible,  it makes it easier for the press to tag and more importantly, find you online.

7. INTERACT

With everyone that messages you and DM new followers with a welcome message // video. They will really appreciate it.

8. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL

Don’t moan or worry about what XYZ bands are doing it’s wasted energy and won’t help in anyway. 

9. SET UP A BAND PATREON

Tailor it to what your small but growing fan base wants to see, focus on small steps, and achievable goals and set targets throughout the year. Subscribers, posts, engagement, anything you want.

Offer exclusive content, merch exclusives, and announce tours their first. Set it up for £5 a month or something, if you do it well it could cover rehearsal/travel costs to gigs, and maybe more in time.

10. LISTEN TO THE RGM MUSIC INDUSTRY PODCAST

We speak to all the leading people in the music industry and new bands that are finding their way, loads of experiences and tips for you to discover and use.

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