It really doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. The ability to win in this music industry begins with you and the Practical steps you are taking.
As Nigeria’s No. 1 Entertainment Hub , we feel all these dumb moves by our upcoming artistes should not continue in 2019 as there are lots of amazing talents wasting away because they are not doing the right things.
This list is not to crucify you as an upcoming artiste but to serve as a wake up call for you to start taking the right step so that you can blow this 2019.
Nobody has the key to blow you. Your content and level of hunger for success is the determinant to blow. Do the right thing and see yourself becoming relevant.
Below are the Top 5 Reasons we think some Upcoming artistes will not still blow this 2019.
1. Desperate Search For Record Label
Many upcoming artiste in Nigeria are still carrying about the thinking that getting signed to a record label is the key to becoming a star. Hell No!
Y’all are getting it wrong. Oladips was way hotter in the industry prior to signing to Reminisce‘s LRR records. Man be dropping bangers back-to-back then but now he seems to have been confined to a shell of a record deal which is really affecting his career to be honest.
2. Lack Of Proper Funds For Promotion
Our upcoming artistes are all guilty of this attitude. After garnering money up for producing a nice song , the problem of putting such efforts in getting funds to promote the song goes down.
What does it profit an artiste who recorded a nice track but ended up promoting it poorly or not promoting it in the right place?
Imagine yourself as an artiste , after releasing a nice track in the studio then feel the next is to be looking for cheap blogs for promotion? You are indirectly killing yourself and wasting your time.
It’s a known fact that Blogs pay a huge role in promoting artistes these days , but whatever is what doing is worth doing well. Don’t forget the fact that no matter how good a song is , it needs a massive audience to listen and glorify the song to the outer world.
Most of these artistes run from well notable websites and opt in for sites with few users just because they do not want to spend money.
How can you expect to get an hit song when your song title is wack. Most hit songs in Nigeria today are just 3 , 4 or 5 letter in them. Talk about Soco , Fia , Fever , If and others *Forget Shepeteri .
Use your Face on your Artwork
Secondly , as an upcoming artiste , endeavor to always use your face in your artworks , so that fans can register your face in their heads and also feel connected with you. When you finally blow , putting your face in all artworks might not always be necessary.
Put your Social media handles on your Artwork
Meanwhile , lot’s of upcoming artistes do artworks without including their social media handles. This is a mistake that can cost you lifetime opportunity. because mails might be received from some big record companies to provide contact details of some upcoming acts who promote songs on top music sites.
While some were lucky that their contacts were found , some were not but guess what? If they had included their social media handles in their artwork , the record companies would have contacted them directly.
However , it is important to note that your artwork design really tells how serious you are with your career. No one will download your song if your artwork is whack. In most cases , the dopeness of your artwork gives people the impression that your music is dope.
Stop that low spirited acts this 2019 as part of your hustle to become a blown artiste.
We are not saying you should not tag them in your Instagram videos or tweets but begging them to sign you in comments section and DMs will mean you’re worthless.
No one will sign you if there is no glimpse that you will be a profitable investment for them. Never!
5. Desperation To Make Money From Music As Upcoming Artiste
Most of upcoming artistes forget the fact that their first career goal is to be known and famous for good music but it quite unfortunate that they easily get carried away with “Raba” to the extent that they upload their music on iTunes for people to buy.
Why will I buy your song when I don’t even know you?