When you are thinking of sharing your music with others, you are giving an open forum to yourself and your music to face serious backlash, rejection, and disappointment.
Whenever you allow a new person to listen to your musical perspective, you open up countless opportunities for rejection. However, this should not prevent you from creating music and sharing your art with people.
Rejection can be a huge disappointment for musicians, but it should not keep you from shining in the future.
Here are some things that can help you face rejection as a musician.
Remember That Success Takes Time
When you talk about the lengths of time it can take to achieve success in music centers like Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Nashville, the timeline varies from five-year, seven-year, and ten-year town.
While it does not guarantee any length, remember that success does not happen overnight. It takes time, rejections, and disappointments.
Understand That Rejection Is Inevitable
If you wander through the list of today’s biggest stars, you might be surprised to know how much rejection they all faced before they reached the divine heights of success.
While one person can find your music a masterpiece, others could call it intolerable. So, you can not expect everyone to like your work – no matter how good.
Identify What Is Wrong
When you face rejection, you should always take it as a learning experience. Try to get feedback, see what you did wrong, and try to do it better the next time. This can help you gain experience and make your music even better.
Be flexible with your approach, use a different perspective, and incorporate it into your music.
Believe In Yourself
Believing in yourself is one of the hardest things to do after facing a lot of rejections, but it is also one of the most important ones. You need to make attainable goals and believe in yourself enough that you can work towards them with all your strength.
Don’t Burn Bridges
When you face harsh rejection, you may get hurt deeply; that is an honest emotion. However, do not change your demeanour; remain polite, keep your emotions in strict check, and appear professional. Just because they have turned you down once does not mean you would never get the chance to work with them in the future.
Facing rejection is an unavoidable part of the music industry. You must believe in yourself and keep doing your best to succeed. Do not let rejection in making music bring you down.
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. Additionally, he runs the weekly podcast “FULLSPEED,” featuring interviews with cutting-edge entrepreneurs. As the founder of the “Eric Dalius Foundation,” he provides four scholarships for US students. Keep up with Eric on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Entrepreneur.com.