Choosing a career path is never easy. There are tons of things to consider. On one hand, you wish to do something that you really are passionate of. On the other hand, you worry that what you do will not let you become financially stable.
This is always the struggle for musicians. They are passionate about music and they want a career in music. Sadly, not everyone makes it big. There are only a few lucky artists to have made it in a huge stage and make their passion their main source of livelihood. For others, they have to place their dreams on hold because they have to provide for their family.
Some of them have even stopped pursuing their dreams altogether because they no longer have the time to go back. Others have lost their love for music along the way. They would rather focus on making money to give their family everything that they need.
Nothing should stop you
If you have always contemplated for a career in music, why stop yourself from making it happen? You don’t want to live a life not doing the things you are most passionate of. Besides, you can have a day job and pursue music at the same time. There are a lot of artists who have started like that before they have made a huge name in the industry.
Some of them were waiting tables in the morning and singing in a band at night. Others work in an office and also tried auditioning for various recording companies during their free time. There are also those who make music their weekend gig.
How to pursue your love for music
Being in the music industry does not necessarily mean you have to be a big name in show business. You can pursue your love for music in many ways. Getting a local record could be a great start.
You may also maximize the power of social media. Several stars have started as YouTube sensations. Eventually, they were noticed and have become international superstars. Justin Bieber is a proof to this. He started by doing covers and publishing them via YouTube before he became a star that he is now.
Be inspired by watching other artists perform too. Check out the Blake Shelton 2017 tour. This guy has not just made a name for himself, but has also helped a lot of struggling artists do the same thing. He has coached The Voice since season 1 and won 5 times. He understands what those artists are going through as he has also struggled when starting in the industry. He wasn’t even a big deal back when he was in Nashville. Eventually, his sheer talent was noticed and he became like a god in country music.
Anything can happen in music. You just have to hold on to the power of your dreams. Don’t think about the negative consequences of doing what you love. The most important thing is that you are happy with what you are pursuing.