Everyone has their own career and with that being said, you understand that there is no rules or recipe for success. And obviously, everyone has their own perception of what success is. But after talking and having all theses interviews on Tomorrowland, with big names such as Armin Van Buuren, Don Diablo, Alan Walker, Mike Mago, Julian Jordan … You start realizing some facts that contribute to a solid career and eventually the success in the Electronic Music World. My way of seeing things is already different because as an artist, I’m not a Dj. I work with DJs, I’m a singer and songwriter with a passion for this music genre that makes me write and produce the most different songs and lyrics. But to make music a career, we are all in the same boat, and truly, information, research, and knowledge are the three things that will help us to prevent old mistakes.
Ok, until this point I haven’t share any tips that I pick up, so let’s press play and taking notes!
To the ones that last for the longest careers, they all know that their name is, in fact, a company, it means a great team of people working hard every day to keep building this structure that everyone sees as one person.
Side projects connected to your main product (Music), is a must. I’m not saying you should start building projects just to have them and look like a busy artist. I’m saying that you should explore your concept in other areas that will push your music even further as long as you have it all connected to what you want to say with your art. So if anyone tells you that you can’t do anything else but music if you want to reach success, you can prove they are wrong showing these names that are record labels, radios, clothing lines, and are always involved in new collaborations.
As an artist and a songwriter. for me one of the most important things are “ What do you want to say with your art?” and as a reporter, I ask many of them this same question. Every artist that have their answer clear, have the control of their career and really strong fan bases. I think that you should explore different feelings and sounds but music is a communication, so if you want people to understand you, you have to be clear. Even when you want to say you are confused.
Remember that you are not alone and many people can relate to this and become your real fans that will support you. When you have those people as your fans you will see how much love you will have to your heart. And as Don Diablo say “You just feel an obligation to make those people proud.”
Basically, you need to have your heart and brain ready to work. Your brain will tell you where you want to go and help you build up a strategy and your heart will fill your music with feelings and you’ll be sensible enough to catch and use that sound and lyric that connects all the hearts.
Sounds cheesy I know, but music is like falling in love. You have to be passioned to make it, for the feeling, for the sound, for the people.
Most of the times we only see the outside, we only see where our idols are at the moment. But believe me, the journey is not boring and is where the truth is, so the success you are looking for is, in fact, a journey.
@2017 DJ MAG ASIAN - THE KRAKEN MUSIC