Should You Quit Your Job To Do Music?

Should You Quit Your Job To Do Music?
Should You Quit Your Job To Do Music?

Should You Quit Your Job To Do Music in Ghana? In this article we will look at reasons for and against quitting your day job to pursue music. At the end, I will give you my personal thoughts on the matter, and a solution that could give you the best of both worlds. Please read on till the end, and share on your favorite websites if you find it useful.

Note: Please do not base your decision on reading this article alone. What you do with your life is essentially up to you, and we cannot be held responsible for any decision you end up making.

Reasons Against Leaving Your Job To Pursue Music

OK, first we’ll look at some of the reasons why you may not want to quit your job to do music.

Music Do Not Guarantee Money.

Unless you are at the stage where you are already making a decent wage from music and it’s a stable income, the money you get from music isn’t guaranteed. While a lot of people think they will have to get more time to do music so that they can start making more money, it often doesn’t work like that. Not having a day job could lead to a lack of income, and poorer living conditions.

You Need Money To Push Your Music Forward.

Life as an independent musician can be very costly. It’s not simply a case that when you start performing in front of crowds means that money will start coming in. Most often you need to invest money before you can make money.

Studio time, backing tracks, equipment, education materials and marketing tools will all cost you money. If you are not at the stage of making money from your music, your day job can be very helpful. If however, you haven’t gotten a day job, where are you going to get the money to do these essential things?

It Becomes Your Job.

If you want to focus on music full time, it becomes your job then. While this will be seen as a good thing if you’re doing well and making money, it can also turn bad if you are not, you can get frustrated by the whole thing and may want to quit.

When people start making music, it’s often because they enjoy it. But when your passion turns into something which you rely on for an income, then the way you look at it changes. If it doesn’t go the way you want and quickly, it’s easy to become disillusioned with the whole process. It starts to become something you regret doing, and you can soon start thinking of going back to your day job and forgetting music.

I’ve seen this happen many times before; even if you think you love music and always want to do it, relying on it for an income that doesn’t come can change the way you feel. In effect, you can kill your passion.

You Need To Be Self Motivated

Money issues aside, here’s another reason quitting your day job for music isn’t for everyone:

Music is a lot of hard work!!
While you think all it takes to do music full time maybe performing in front of big crowds, partying all night and sleeping all day, the reality is it’s not like that at all. In fact, doing music full time will probably be even more of a graft then working at your day job! So if you’re lazy, music may not be for you.

Because you not only be doing hard work, but there is also only you to push yourself. At work, if you’re falling behind and not doing what you’re supposed to, your boss will always tell you to get your act together. But in the case of independent artist if you don’t record as many songs as you may need to or you don’t do enough promotion, you will have only yourself to blame.

This may not be a problem for everyone, but if you aren’t driven enough to be able to keep hard at work by yourself, quitting your day job may not be for you.

Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job To Pursue Music

OK, so the above are the reasons against leaving your job to pursue music full time. But what will be some of the reasons one will need to work on the once music a lot more?
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Writer: Best multimedia


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