What makes an amateur musician different from a professional musician?
Assuming that both artists make great music, what are the other factors that determine the success or failure of a musical career?
In fact, we could spend hours discussing all the different internal and external criteria that can influence the success of an artist and therefore his professionalization.
But in this article we will first of all come back to the mindset and good habits to adopt in order to behave like a true professional musician.
Arrive on time.
We start with something that may seem obvious to many, but which is totally neglected by some amateur musicians.
It's not just a matter of punctuality. Above all, it is about keeping your commitments.
If you are given an appointment to do the balances, a rehearsal, or to meet a label, be on time and if possible in advance.
We expect you to have an irreproachable attitude: respect, politeness, seriousness and honesty. Otherwise it will automatically impact your reputation badly.
As an artist, the professional musician is a public figure.
Regardless of the number of fans or the progress of their project, their audience wants more than anything to share their world.
So the pro musician understands this and communicates regularly, even outside of album launches and tours in order to maintain the bond with fans and unite new ones.
They can, for example, do a cover on YouTube, share ideas for photos from the last rehearsal on Instagram or even tell an anecdote on Facebook.
The difference with the amateur musician lies in the fact that this promotion is constant and considered.
By adopting these habits that I have mentioned in this article, you are going one step ahead of all other amateur musicians, and even some “pro” musicians.
It's up to you to put all of this in place and make the right decisions.