Top 3 mistakes from DIY artists

Author: GregPublished:

If you're looking to elevate your music career, avoid these top three mistakes that might be holding you back.

Let's jump in ! And hey, stick around because I've got a game-changer for you. but first and importantly :

BE READY

And make sure you are able to handle the impact it will have on your musical career because the change of pace can be very fast and radical.

1️⃣ Neglecting the Power of Branding

Your music is your art, but your brand is your identity.

  • The songs are fantastic, but it’s mixed and mastered like crap so it’s difficult to enjoy.
  • Your live photos are awesome but there is no color editing so they look amateur
  • Your pressbook is okay but the layout is messy
  • Your show is solid but you go on stage with the same clothes as when you arrived at the venue so the overall appearance is less serious

The list is really long...

Your brand is what sets you apart in a crowded industry, so you must invest in quality content. Are your music, visuals, live shots, logo, and messaging cohesive? You can learn to do it by yourself of course, but you should also consider hiring professionals as well to make your product look really pro.

We are visual beings, so let your image and brand tell a story as compelling as your music.

2️⃣ Underestimating the Importance of Networking

Your talent might get you noticed, but connections can open doors.

Are you attending industry events, reaching out to fellow artists in your niche, and engaging with your audience? Networking is more than just handing out business cards; it's about building genuine relationships.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a networking powerhouse where you can organize your gigs, connecting you with industry professionals and fellow artists ? Yeah I bet it would be great! 😉

Collaboration is key, and remember: your network can be a game-changer for your music career.

3️⃣ Neglecting the Business Side of Music

Building a music career is not just about creating great tunes; it's about understanding the industry as well.

Are you well-versed in contracts, royalties, and marketing strategies? Educate yourself on the business aspects of being an independent artist. Because in the end, knowledge is power, and being informed is key to long-term success.


With Setlist.pro, you're not just applying best practices and avoiding mistakes; you're propelling your music career to new heights. It's your all-in-one platform for managing contacts, gigs, and way more, streamlining your music career.

Apply these three tips, stay true to your craft, and let's build a thriving community of independent artists. Keep creating, keep growing, and keep rocking! 🚀🎶