3 Major Challenges That Keep Most Music Careers from Flourishing

If you truly have talent but you’re not going as far and fast as you wish you would, there are usually just a few reasons why:

1. You’re good at what you do but you don’t stand out from the crowd. You need to be unique in at least one prominent way. That’s how you will build a big enough fan base to support your aspirations.

2. You don’t have a plan in place to get you where you want to go. You’re doing a lot of work but it is the wrong work. You may need to build an actual plan around “if ‘X’ is my goal, then what are the steps and milestones that I need to take and achieve to get there?”  Then start working the plan.

3. There is one or more indispensable pieces of the puzzle missing. That can include:

  • a vibrant website
  • driving fans to the website
  • an interesting monthly newsletter
  • growing your mailing list
  • a good EPK
  •  the willingness to make the calls to get the gigs
  • a pleasing personality
  • professionalism
  • a good understanding of the way the business side of your career works

This list can go on and on. There are so many gears in an artist engine! . All of the pieces need to work together for the engine to drive you. But if you have the first two pieces I mentioned, then your problem lies somewhere in #3!



About The Author

Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.