3 Ways Solo Artists Can Boost their Music Careers

Being a solo artist comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes it can be hard to see what the next step is in your career, if you are constantly by yourself and making things on your own. Here are a few tricks and strategies to keep you from slumping and to keep you happy and productive in your solo career.

Get help from other musicians

Don’t do everything by yourself. Befriend other high caliber musicians and develop real relationships with them. Make friends with the people you want to be as good as. One of the most important decisions in a career is in developing relationships with your authentic tribe. They will support you and help keep you grounded in reality. If you want to get very good at singing, hang out with the best singer you can find. If you want to write great lyrics, befriend an incredible writer. If you see someone advancing in their music career, and that is something you want to do as well, chances are you are going to get along great with that person. Befriend them! Make sure you connect with like-minded individuals who share your values and interests in music.


Make at least 2 great albums each year (and keep going)

Even if you are not rolling in the dough at the moment, make a concerted effort to produce your VERY best recorded work. Make at least a couple albums a year to start and keep experimenting. This may seem like a lot of work at first, but you will be very prepared with material to show agents. Your work will be your ticket to a contract. The more you practice and the more variety you have, the better your work is going to be.


Be incredibly generous and kind

It goes without saying, but being someone people genuinely want to be around can be tricky. You must surround yourself with like-minded musicians that you truly care about. The kinder and more appreciative you are of others, the kinder and more appreciative they will be toward you. This is how many musicians form partnerships, get gigs, and procure agents/work. Work begets work, but generosity begets abundance. People will want to work with you, help you, and promote you in whatever it is you are doing. Working on a new album? They will show it to someone. Need a favor? People will probably help you. Need a few people to help record something? They got you covered. Don’t take any great relationships for granted. Cherish them.


While the tips listed may seem like common sense, they can easily be forgotten. It’s important to keep a level head and clear mind as a musician. It will help you enjoy being a musician much more. When you are enjoying yourself and working hard, people will be attracted to you and will want to work with you. Before you know it, many opportunities will come your way. Best of luck!

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Mike DiGirolamo has had a strong interest in music from a young age, playing both the cello and trombone. Outside of music he has a love for movies, theatre, and environmental science.

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