Being a musician is a full-time job and requires endless amounts of time and dedication. Sadly, many artists do not reach their full potential for countless reasons. Many of these reasons may be their faults, while other times, it can be the responsibility of their team or label. Either way, let these common reasons why artists fail serve as a cautionary checklist while you work towards your music dreams.
- Lack of music promotion
- Harsh record contract
- This is a common occurrence, especially with new acts. Rapper Kash Doll fought her first record label for years because she signed a deal that was so restrictive she was banned from releasing music at one point. If the contracts are too tricky to navigate, make sure you hire a lawyer to assist you.
- Lack of funding
- Many artists simply do not have the money to fund their careers, which is often why they enter into bad contracts. Our music funding program can assist with this.
- Lack of a quality team
- Failing to invest in the music
- Refusing to post on social media
We want all artists to succeed, which is why we want each to be aware of the pitfalls that can occur. Review this list, then ask yourself if any of these apply to you. If so, make the necessary changes to take your career to the next level.