Looking to make it big in the music industry? Thanks to online music streaming platforms and music composition software like Music Jotter, now is a great time for DIY musicians to position themselves on the path of success in the music world. But how do you stand out from the millions others who’re trying to get noticed?

If you’re looking for the answer to that question, you’ve come to the right place! Over the course of this blog, we’ll provide some basic tips on how you can become successful as a DIY musician.

Play to Your Strengths

As a musician, it’s important that you play to your strengths. It’s great being able to write awesome music and release it through your SoundCloud channel, but there’s a whole host of other ways you can grow as a DIY musician – and make money while you’re at it.

If live performances are your strong suit and you have good stage presence, you could try to secure a regular gig at a local venue. This will provide you with a platform to put your music in front of a new audience every week, and the extra cash you need to finance your music career.

If you’re the creative type and have some video making and editing skills, why not try your hand at creating original music videos? Maybe your videos will go viral, making you an overnight sensation, who knows? 

Create Brand Identity & Awareness

Musical talent can only get you so far in your career. In order to really make it big, you have to focus on the business side of music as well. In order to improve your brand’s visibility and awareness, it’s vital that you develop a solid brand identity. Get yourself some striking graphics that can be utilized across all your promotional materials such as social media, your website, flyers, posters and merchandise. You’d want eye-catching branding and logos that are instantly recognizable.

Don’t Ignore Streaming Platforms

These days the music landscape is dominated by streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music. They have made it possible for DIY musicians to have a hit without needing the help of radio, the press or the majority of the public even noticing them! Let’s take Joel Adams for example. This Australian teen became an overnight sensation thanks to the one and only song he released on his Spotify channel – “Please don’t go”. The song has racked up over 320 million streams, earning the teenager thousands of dollars.

Online streaming services provide an excellent platform for DIY musicians to raise their profiles and reach new audiences. And the best thing is they’re absolutely free!

While all of these tips will help you out in your music career, making quality music should be your top priority as an artist. Music Jotter is music notation and composition software that makes it easy for aspiring musicians to produce and share music! Download our demo version for absolutely free!