In the last few music business articles, there are many suggestions on how to deal with the music business in general. I think it would be a good time to focus on a few personal emotional skills that are good to have and to avoid. These three things will make your music career run more smoothly.
First: Have an egotistical thought process. This is probably the most common negative thing that musicians do. This is something that you would like to avoid. Most people who are egotistical do not go very far in the music business. Of course, there is a thin line between being confident and having an Ego. Confidence is something that you absolutely do want to have. The thing about having an ego is that, if you are so good, it makes others feel lesser. If you refer back to the article of music business part 1. It is recommended that you are friendly and easy to get along with. Ego can also lead to being hard to rehearse and not being a team player. You want to be easy to rehearse with and you want to work well as a team so that the music will be the best that it can be. It will also be more fun.
Second: Tough skin. Sometimes the music business can be hard, especially in the academic setting. Not everything in the music industry is horrible and cut throat, but it is there and you will experience it. It is almost impossible to have any job that does not have some kind of cut throat people in it. If someone is mean, just ignore it. If you get rejected or fired from a band, keep trying.
Third: Appreciate your job. Most people dream about being able to stand on stage and play music for people to enjoy and dance to. I think one of the most satisfying things in music is that you can change someone’s emotions by making noise. Enjoy the fact that this makes you a very powerful person and influential person. It is easy to get down about certain things in music, but I hope you can learn to appreciate what a luxury it can be as well.
These are some tips on mental ideas that can be good or harmful to your success and happiness in your music career. I hope that these enhance your life.