Three Key Skills Needed To Become a Successful Recording Artist


We all know that being a recording artist requires talent and charisma. However, not many artist have longevity or achieve international stardom. What you may not know is that there are many other skills required in order to lead a successful career as an artist. Let’s take a look at the top three:

1. Networking

It’s all well and good having the talent, but as the saying goes; no man is an island! Having good relations with ‘gateway’ professionals is just as important. Networking with people such as A&R Managers, Media Managers  and DJ’s will give you the exposure you need to break into (and stay in!) the international market.

2. Researching

Yes, it’s sometimes boring, but researching helps you understand the market and gives you a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t. Some of the world’s leading stars spend months on end doing research before creating a new album.

Research things such as what your fans are into at the moment, what other leading stars (or future competitors) are up to, as well as what you could do to continue to release fresh and exciting work.

3. Sales and Marketing

Is there any surprise that stars like Jay-Z also end up running successful businesses? Some of  the world’s leading artists are also visionary business people. This is because to become successful as an artist, you need to be able to market yourself in the most effective way and lead a successful sales strategy. Always keep your business hat on! NME came up with some Life hacks you should have a look at.

We are dedicated in providing you with the best hints and tips on how to break into the industry. There are so many influential roles within the industry, being a recording artist is not be for everyone! Have a look at some other crucial roles in the industry and see where you fit in.