Practice Makes Perfect: How to Easily Invest in Yourself as an Artist
As an artist, you have your back against the wall — a wall that will take all of your resources to break through. Many artists don’t realize that to gain traction in the industry, attract fans and followers, and get noticed by industry insiders, their music and brand needs to be bold and equally important: authentic. Too many artists, especially indie artists, put out records before they’ve been refined, and sacrifice their brand by not spending enough time on the process to find the genuine sounds and messages that resonate with themselves and their base.
Now it is easier than ever to insert yourself into the music industry thanks to huge advances in technology over the last decade. Here’s how to invest in your musicianship and expand your influence as an artist.
With the advent of smart phones, all of which contain impressive cameras and microphones these days, musicians now have a tremendously powerful tool in the artistic arsenal. you have tremendous power in your fingertips. It’s easy to record yourself and take the time to break down your look, sound, and all the details of your performance – often in full HD – fine tuning it over time. These practice sessions used to be very costly for artists. On top of that – there are a lot of OTHER tools in this artistic arsenal, including apps that can help identify pitch while other editing software can splice video and audio. All of these can be launched, measured, and monitored right on your phone for a few bucks per app – a price of entry that most musicians can afford.
Recording gear and studio space are valuable. If you have the additional capital, enhance your recording gear by expanding your drum kit, get a better condenser mic, and expand on the types of instruments that you have in your arsenal. While expensive, upgrading your gear will help you create and listen to your demo tracks at home, empowering you to pinpoint ways that you can improve them. Sometimes the best work comes from a creative space that is designed for it like a rehearsal room or studio space.
The IDA Advantage
IDA has worked with the top professionals in the industry to help inspire, monitor, and grow a musician’s ability to retain their artistic integrity and their following. With IDA, you will get guidance from a team that cares deeply about your artistic integrity, and helps guide you in developing it.