Why Beating Your Music Industry Competition Is Very, VERY Easy To Do…Here Is How To Do it
By Tom Hess
Industry Looks For In You?
Take this 10-second music industry quiz:
True or false: You are up against tons of music industry competition looking to get all the same music industry opportunities you want.
True or false: One of your biggest challenges is overcoming the massive amount of music industry competition you face in order to make it.
So, how did you do?
Once you become a pro musician in the music business it means you've learned that...
...both statements are FALSE!
Truth is, you have very little music industry competition .
Record company executives desperately seek musicians to offer lucrative record contracts to… but they struggle to find people who are worthy of such a deal.
This is very GOOD news for you.
It means that becoming successful in the music business is not nearly as hard as you might believe right now and you don't need to worry about other musicians in the music industry (more on this below).
Industry Looks For In You?
The concept of music industry competition doesn't even cross their mind.
They focus on becoming the right type of person that music industry VIP's are attracted to. This makes it very easy to get music career opportunities that other musicians only dream about.
Do you have the personality and mindset that record companies look for? Take this 2-minute music career assessment to learn how to become the person record companies want to work with and give awesome music business opportunities to.
Why Being Afraid Of Your “Music Industry Competition” Sabotages Your Chances To Become A Pro Musician
Fact: Most musicians talk themselves out of any chance of music industry success. They believe that their music industry competition is more significant than it is. They think: “why bother?” and “there is sooooo much competition out there, it’s useless for me to even try to become successful in the music business.” "I can't try to become a pro musician, it's too risky."
This is similar to the “mutually assured destruction” concept of nuclear arms race during the Cold War. During the Cold War, both the USSR and the USA had enough nuclear weapons to destroy each other. Yet neither country used their weapons, fearing devastating retaliation from the other side.
Musicians fear their music industry competition the same way the USA and USSR feared each other.
Don't make the same music business rookie mistake.
Think how successful musicians think to understand how to become a pro musician fast by avoiding common road blocks:
Competition In The Music Business? What Competition?
Overcoming your music industry competition is very, very easy to do. The first step is to let go of your fear. This becomes easy when you learn who your perceived "competitors" really are.
The vast majority of people pursuing success in the music industry have attitudes, habits and beliefs that make any major success for one's music career and doing what it takes to become a pro musician impossible.
- Fear Of Failure. Many musicians fear what happens “if they try and it doesn't work out”. They fear not earning enough money to support themselves in the music business. They fear looking like a failure, being too old, not being talented enough, not having enough opportunities in their city (among other things).
These musicians focus their time and resources on avoiding failure instead of moving towards success. They either do nothing to advance in the music industry or try to build a backup plan that pulls them away from their true goals in the music business.
This kills your chances to become a pro musician and overcome music industry competition.
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- Fear Of Success (Yes, You Read Correctly). Musicians who fear success sabotage themselves on the brink of a big breakthrough in their careers. They worry about:
- What others will think when they become a pro musician in the music industry.
- Whether they are worthy of big success in the place of their music industry competition.
- How hard it will be to sustain their success after they make it.
- If they can really even succeed among the other music industry competition
This fear stops many people with GREAT potential from finally doing what it takes to become a pro musician and reaching their biggest goals in the music industry.
This music business article helps you overcome fears that hold your music career back from success and help you overcome music industry competition.
- Fake Passion And Desire. Many musicians say they want to become a pro musician and grow a career in the music industry, but they don’t want it bad enough. Most aren’t proactively working on creating their success. They wait for success to simply happen to them. Others fake their desire by becoming reckless. They live their lives as starving artists, expecting success to come after they struggle long enough.
Music companies easily see if your desire is fake or real. They pay attention to your actions much more than to your words and intentions. Hint: wanting success bad enough does not mean you must struggle for years before you become a pro musician. (More on this music business fact below).
- Procrastination. Many musicians complain that they don’t know what to do to make it in the music industry. Fact is, figuring out what to do is not hard. Getting yourself to DO the right things is the much bigger challenge.
Common example: many musicians agree that a proven music career mentor would help their careers grow much faster and easier. Yet very few musicians get music career training and never learn things like how to become a pro musician, overcome music industry competition and sustain success.
The rest say: “I can’t afford it” or “I'm too busy for music career training” or “I'm not ready for mentoring” or “I’ll probably do it later when I get my foot in the door in the music business a bit”.
These reasons are simply excuses to justify procrastination, fake commitment and fear. We all have time and money for things that matter most to us. Yet it’s much easier to make excuses than to do what it takes to become a pro musician and succeed in the music business…
- Lack Of Commitment. It takes long-term commitment and perseverance to reach ambitious goals. Most musicians lose sight of their goals when faced with adversity, challenges and frustrations. Their commitment fades away and they stop taking action at even the thought of facing tough music industry competition.
99.5% of musicians have or do at least some of these things. These qualities disqualify them from receiving big opportunities to become a pro musician and flourish - overcoming all music industry competition in the way.
Become A Pro Musician By Learning The Key To Your Music Industry Success
Want to become a pro musician, make big moves in the music business and enter the top 0.5% of all musicians in the world?
Overcome the simple issues that kill your music industry success. This instantly lifts you to the top of your so-called music industry competition. Yes, it’s really that simple!
How to stop self-sabotage in your career and set yourself up for success to eliminate any possibility of music industry competition:
- Learn to choose what matters. You become a pro musician when you choose to do the things that move you forward in the music business. Learn what you need to do to become a pro musician. Then commit to taking consistent action on what you learn.
- Learn the difference between an expense and an investment. An expense takes money out of your pocket (or time out of your life) and that money/time never comes back to you. Paying for high-speed internet, mobile phone or cable TV are examples of financial expenses. Spending time on Facebook, partying or watching TV are examples of time expenses.
An investment is something you invest your money (or time) into to get long-term value in return. Investing time to learn about avoiding music industry competition, getting music career training, joining a music business mastermind group are examples of investments into your music career that help you become a pro musician faster.
You must seek to minimize expenses and maximize investments in the music industry.
Fact: there is no such thing as “no time” or “no money” to do something. There are only choices you make with your time and money. Be honest with yourself about your priorities and act accordingly to become a pro musician in this business.
- Replace “I should” with “I must”. Stop saying: “I should invest more into my music career” or “I should stop procrastinating” or “I should learn more about the music business”. Saying “should” gives you a way out and makes it easy to avoid taking action. This mindset lacks urgency and commitment.
Hint: this is the mindset that most of your music industry competition has. This is why they virtually always fail.
People who know what it takes to become a pro musician start by thinking and acting with a much higher sense of urgency. They say “I MUST invest more time into my music career”, “I MUST stop procrastinating on reaching my goals” and “I MUST do what my music industry competition does to succeed.” “I WILL stand out from the others worried about other music industry competition.” This mindset refuses to accept anything but success. It ignites the fire under your butt to do what you must do to make it in the music business.
These simple changes in your attitude make it easy to beat your music industry competition and become a pro musician.
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