Unfortunately, people are recommending all sorts of strategies, some of it conflicting.
I decided to make a list of many of the suggestions I've read.
MAKE GREAT MUSIC.
Lots of people start with this, although not everyone does. (People can cite examples of musicians who don't make great music, but still do well.)
HAVE GREAT PERFORMANCE SKILLS
Since recorded music is getting harder to sell, some people say the key to making it is the quality of the live show. But what is a great performance?
RELATE TO YOUR FANS
HAVE STUFF TO SELL
Okay, folks. Now do it. Do it all. Or maybe don't any of it. And then if you succeed anyway, people will go back to figure out why you succeeded and then recommend that as a blueprint.
Have I left anything out? Have you gone to a music conference and then left with your head spinning because you've gotten too much advice, particularly conflicting advice? If so, what didn't work for you?
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