Is it time to quit doing music? Have you asked yourself this question? I know I have.

It may be time to face the music – no pun intended.

Music is a magical thing. You play and create music and it makes you feel good.

It feels good to perform your songs for others and there is no other rush like rocking out for a crowd of fans.

But there is the other side of it.

The practice, writing songs, booking gigs, promoting your music, and of course, trying to get record label interest.

The truth is, if you’ve ever really tried to “make it” in music, it is extremely exhausting.

You have to remember your music is a business.

And like every other business, 4 out of 5 will fail. 

Those numbers are really staggering. Again, most fail. Just like tons of bands that come and go.

When you’re first starting out in your music journey you see the bands and artists that are the ones that made it.  The 1 percent.

You see the Post Malones, the Drakes, the Rolling Stones, the Bon Jovis, the Taylor Swifts and you want that life style. Who doesn’t?

That keeps you motivated for a while but before long you just can’t do it anymore. You’re exhausted.

You look at your day job and it appears safe. You can go do your 9-5 gig and then sit on the couch and watch TV.

But the question is, is that the life you really want?

Do you want to settle or do you want push forward and never have any regrets.

Maybe music is just a hobby for you. That’s great! This post doesn’t really pertain to you. This is for serious musicians that want to make a full-time living in music.

Life in music is very satisfying but like anything that is worth having, it takes sacrifice and commitment and doesn’t come easy.

So, you have to decide.

What is Your Commitment to Music?

  1. Am I willing to sacrifice to make a living in music?
  2. Can I commit to be the 1 in 100 bands/artists that doesn’t quit?
  3. Can I commit to booking gigs at least 3 days a week?
  4. Can I commit to promoting my music at least 3 days a week?
  5. Can I commit to writing new songs every day?
  6. Can I commit to practicing my music until I can’t get it wrong?
  7. Can I commit to reaching out to record labels 3 days a week?

Want to know the secret to know why most fail?

It’s simple, because they quit.

Most businesses don’t fail. They quit before they find their success.

If you want to succeed then never quit.

How GigFaster Can Help

Once you’ve created your awesome songs, you may need help getting it out there, and that’s where GigFaster can help.

We have a built-in network of over 6,000 venues, music promoters, and record labels. We can help you distribute your press kit and book gigs in cities all around the country.

We also have low monthly pricing, and even offer a free trial to help you get started.

Remember, if you want to succeed, never quit!


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Craig Kelley

About Craig Kelley

Craig helps indie artists book more gigs, promote their music and submit to record labels @ GigFaster and GigFaster University . His latest release is his 7th album, Not So Blue. His band has supported Grammy artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Joan Jett, Fuel and many more. He is also the host of The 5 Minute Podcast For Musicians.

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