Are you a music lover? Do you like to listen to music 24/7 and never go anywhere without your earphones plugged in? Do you play an instrument or is good at singing? Do you wake up with a song playing in your head and go to sleep at night with a song playing inside your head? Is your dream to form a famous music band and tour around the world? If the answer is yes to all then my advice is simple. Start your own band!
Ok so it won’t be simple as it sounds and I know as a fact that a lot of people who really dream of having their own band give up on it when reality hits fast. You need a stable job and a steady income to run a family. Music doesn’t pay your bills and you need a college degree to get any kind of a job these days. And even that is not easy. The society looks down on budding musicians struggling to mam a mark in this world and the music industry runs on money. If you gave enough money and a good agent you can get an album released even without having to be extremely talented at music. Connections are everything. That is the reality that all musicians have to face.
But let me tell you this. Almost half of the top music bands in the country had to face the same situation and they didn’t become famous overnight.
As I understand that a person needs a stable job to face reality, in the beginning music doesn’t have to be your career. Nothing can stop you from having a small part time band while you gave your permanent day job.
Get some music loving friends of yours together (they have either be able to play an instrument or be able to sing and not just music lovers) and find out a suitable time and place for you all to get together and enjoy a quality music session. You can practice in your garage or some space that is available to you all that is convenient and close by.
Find out what your capacities are and the talents of each individual. It doesn’t have to be extremely good. You can work on it over time. You will not be a good band overnight and it will need a lot of practice and commitment.
Try to work out some way to raise funds to buy necessary equipment and save in a common pool. If you don’t have enough money to buy everything you can just rent them for the events. For an example PA systems are basically known as Public Address systems which is an electronic sound system with microphone and a loudspeaker.
PA systems in Singapore are really good and there are a lot of websites online that offers them for a reasonable price for your events.
Once you are ready to go public do a good advertising campaign and take up little gigs. You won’t always get the best deals but when people starts to recognize your talents they will ask you to come frequently and thus you can establish a good client base.