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How Do People Start Music Careers Off Their Own Back?

If you’ve got a passion for music and you even write your own stuff sometimes, why haven’t you started recording and selling it yet? You’re probably thinking that it’s going to be impossible unless you’ve got a load of money to hire a recording studio and some inside contacts in the music industry so you can get somebody to listen to your demo. In reality, that’s not the way that it works anymore. There are plenty of places that you can release your own music online and build a fan base without having to go through a record company and you get to keep all of the profits. If you think that it’s too good to be true, here’s how people start a music career off their own back, and how you could do it too.

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Free Resources

You don’t need expensive recording equipment and a studio to start making your own music anymore because there are so many free resources out there that you can use. Garageband by Apple is one of the most popular pieces of free recording software out there and it’s been used by a lot of big artists to record their tracks. It doesn’t have quite as many features as some of the expensive paid pieces of software but it’s fine for people that are just starting out. You can still record professional music on your laptop that is good enough to sell.

If you’re looking for samples or backing tracks, it can be quite expensive to pay royalties on them. When you’re trying to start a music career from nothing, you probably don’t have that kind of money. But if you check out the royalty free beats Youtube page, you’ll find plenty of stuff on there that you can use for free. If you make use of all of these free resources that are available online, you can start recording your own tracks without spending much money at all.

Find Gaps In The Market

It’s important that you write the music that you want to write but if you’re going to make a career out of it, you need to find the gaps in the market and look at the trends in the industry. The most popular songs of the last year is a good place to start. Find out what people like, what they don’t like, and what sells the most records. That doesn’t mean you should just write whatever music you think will sell, but you should try to incorporate aspects of popular music.

Online Platforms

The barriers to releasing music have been removed and anybody can put their music out there if they want to. Soundcloud is one of the most popular platforms where you can release your music. It’s a good place to offer a few free sample tracks to get some interest and start building a fan base. Then you can direct them to your website where you’ll be able to sell albums. Youtube is another great place to post some of your music because you can find a big audience on there and it’s also a good way to make money from adverts if you get enough hits on your videos.

Launching your own music career takes a lot of hard work and self promotion but it’s open to anybody if you want it enough.

Article written by:

Chris Vetrano

From a young age Chris Vetrano was raised as a connoisseur of music, incorporating every sound, note and beat deep into his life. It was clear to everyone that knew him that Chris' destiny was and would always be somewhere in the music industry. When Chris is not working with artists and lifestyle brands or planning high-profile events, he spends his time sharing his favorite new music, food and lifestyle discoveries on his successful blog and web series, Listen! It's Vetrano, which has been recognized by some of music's top performers, including Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Neon Trees and Cassadee Pope.

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