There is more to music than just talent. Running a music career is running a business. In that sense, multiple things come together to make it all work. To make a name for yourself in the music industry, you have to have the right outlook and a big picture focus.
Yung Anoma1y is an independent artist. Just recently, he founded the B.E.G The Label to support other artists. He understands all too well what it takes to break through the music industry. Yung has a massive following and will be releasing his new single ‘Pain to Paper’ on August 1st, 2020. In this article, he shares with us what the journey of a music entrepreneur has been like for him.
Being a student of the game
As an independent artist, Yung knows that the music industry is very competitive, and perhaps one of the most difficult to have a breakthrough. It is complex. It is hard to say that you have it all figured out. That is why, as a music entrepreneur, you should focus more on learning from others and continuously developing yourself. What is it that others are doing right to make it? You must also be teachable. The worst thing you can do for your career is to be close-minded. For Yung Anoma1y, learning never stops.
It is not as easy as it looks
Many people tend to think that talent is the only thing that you need to have to be successful in the music industry. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There are many ups and downs along the way. Yung’s advice to any music entrepreneur is to face adversity with an iron fist. It sounds easier said than done. But, the key is to tap into the things that genuinely inspire you, be resilient, and keep your determination. Always keep your focus on the end goal, and remember success is not for the faint-hearted.
Choosing Commitment over Convenience
Success is an initiative. It takes effort and time. Dedication to your art and the business is crucial. It means going over and above to perfect your craft and manage your business. When you face setbacks, do you have the zeal to bounce back? One value that Yung learned in his music career is to have dedication. He says, ‘dedication will help you overcome those obstacles that will arise down the road.’ Treat your music like any other job, and be committed to making it successful.
When you look at big brands in the music industry, you broaden your view of success. What is your growth strategy? For Yung, having people in his corner, willing to work with him is key to his growth and sustainability. People have different skills and experiences that you can benefit from in your career. Collaboration builds creativity, uncover solutions to problems, and increases productivity. Yung is always open to working with others. At the B.E.G The Label, his goal is to help others to reach their long-term goals. It is just the beginning of big things to come.
Like Yung Anoma1y, keep learning, be dedicated to your craft, and have an open-minded approach to situations, to take your music to the next level.