Music is undeniably one of the foremost thing Nigeria is known for in the African community.
Music is a source of consolation to a troubled soul. It plays the entertainment role in concerts and ceremonies. Music is an indispensable part of a Nigerian man's device. Without even being told, one could see the 'key' role music plays in any society and the need for integrating good music in such community.
Music is in it'self, apart from the fun of listening to it a business. As businesses goes, the ability to succeed or even scale through is exactly the opposite of being easy. Upcoming musicians in Nigeria(which are more than tens of thousand) can appropriately tell the tale of the slippery surface of music.
Before dreaming of being successful in music, it is neccessary to dream of making a good music. In the virtual sense, sometimes music that can be termed 'a not too good' ones do come out popular. This happenings are always minor since people would always stake their pockets on quality things. First step to being successful in Music - Writing good music
√ Have a title first : Think and summarize your song in your mind and create a suitable subject for your work. In writing the title, you should try to make it as brief as possible. Titles portrays your entire music so there's need to start sweating for a presentable subject. Know the trends around town, then set your music's tune to it. A good title is usually in a sentence form.
√ What message is your music trying to pass? : Your music will pass on some specific information.What are the questions your music will answer? Find them out and work with them.
√ Have a good song structure : Get a suitable structure for your song. will it be solo - chorus or otherwise. many other hit songs do something a bit different.
√ Make melody in the lyrics : Choose and write down your favorite lines of the song. You can practice playing with the chords and melody until you find something you like. It’ll also be of a great help if you record the songs while playing them.
√ Now Connect your choruses and verses : If the choruses + verses relation makes sense get a friend or relation to listen to your new song. Then if your friend likes it, then it goes to show that the music might be a hit. Proceed to the studio to record your new song!
Recording a music in the studio doesn't make you successful in music in any way.There are other thing you Have to put in place to strenghten your grip on music.
Firstly, always believe in yourself, exhalts yourself and believe that you have a place in music. Also, try to build a network with other musicians. Connect with as many individuals as possible, knowing that relationships can drive your music career more than anything else.
Don't wait for record labels as time have changed. The internet being open to everybody gives you the privilege to upload your songs and videos. You can post your new songs to Itunes, Youtube , and Soundcloud.
Don't underrate yourself, be aware of companies you can work with. Business owners are working with music artists now. They want talented artists that will work as their brand ambassadors and also advertise their products through their music. As a new artist, be versatile and adapt wisely. Don't giveup!