As the saying goes – Well begun is half done. So why not start from the very basics. Let`s discuss some of the ways in which you can leave a mark in the field.
The first and the most preferred choice by many of us is that of a performer. A performer is the one who gives his voice and personal touch to the music or number. He is the one who gets maximum accolades for a nice performance. As a performer, you could be a part of a band or independent on your own. If you are a band member, you can be a vocalist, drummer, keyboardplayer, bassplayer or guitarist. If you are one, one of the avenues available to you is to give a live performance at many places such as night clubs, weddings, holiday parties, company functions, music stores, star hotels, cruise liners, grand openings and so on. There is a great demand for a disc jockey and you may end up earning good amounts as you gain experience in the area. Another advantage is that you may end up visiting exotic places as a part of the musical group all at the cost of your employer or host. Nice way of making a living, isn’t it?
Another area you can explore is to cut and place your own CD for sale in the market. It is a good idea to package your music and create a bit of hype around it. Remember it is show business. You may be a powerhouse of talent but would still require some publicity to sell it.
Teaching music is another career choice available to you. You can be a private tutor or work in the public sector. This is a wonderful profession, which does not require a college degree or certificate. All you require is better than average credentials, word of mouth publicity and the ability to play an instrument. Most first time students are only interested in knowing how to play the instrument rather than being an expert. So you have a great chance of spreading music and earning well too in the profession.
You can also work in a recording studio and help people make their own albums. Of course you would need to be a more discerning in various genres of music such as Jazz, Classical, Country, Rock and Urban etc. so as to be able to offer sound advice and make a difference to their music. You would also need to be conversant with techniques such as audio mastering and digital music recording to be better off.
Music is a wonderfully creative field and allows you to reach for the stars. Are you ready to go for it?