Although he's admitted that his knowledge about the music industry isn't exactly 100% Euphonik has offered to share his own take of how you can get your music out there.
We're guessing his 1 on 1 social media class has been inspired by all the drama that has been unfolding in the Mabala Noise and Ambitiouz Entertainment camp.
In a series of tweets that has been receiving a lot of engagement, Euphonik first started off by asking people what their thoughts were about the South African music industry and requested that they remain as honest as possible when responding to his questions.
The DJ then received an influx of responses. He's advice as to how to distribute your music then began, in case you missed them, here are a couple of tweets from Euphonik that may be very valuable to your music career if you're an aspiring musician.
Class is in session...
Lesson 1, of many. Make sure you have different avenues of how to distribute your music.
South Africa has 1st, 2nd and 3rd world citizens & not everyone has access to a credit card and smart phone so u can't service ppl the same— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 2: Contrary to popular belief, according to Euphonik, iTunes is not the end all and be all in terms of distributing your music, so having your song at number 1 on iTunes isn't really a big deal in the bigger scheme of things.
And let's stop using iTunes as a gauge for success because 40 ppl buying 1 song shoots it up to no. 1 spot. 40 people. Fourty People.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 3: We consider this to be one of the most crucial Euphonik lessons, guys, having a website nowadays is very important, we live in a digital age, and if you're trying to push a business, having a website is one of the top things you should have in your business plan.
Rather find a way to prompte yourself. Have a website push people to your website to buy/download your music.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 4: Don't complicate things, simplicity is the key, make it easy for people to get your music.
Take the music to the people. Make it easy for them to get it and stop trying to sell it to them in ways they don't want it. Know ur clients— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
People have got their own problems without you complicating their lives by how they must buy YOUR music.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 5: Hate it or love it, but if you want your music to be heard go to the taxi ranks, that's how the likes of Oskido used to distribute their TDK tapes back in the day. The taxi rank is your office!
Go to the taxi rank where the majority of South Africa travels and commutes and listen to what's being played there.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 6: These following tweets may be very crucial to your musical career, read them, understand them and then execute.
You want to be a musician? Teach yourself the business. Your talent is not enough. You will die poor if you don't understand the biz.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
If your focus musically is South Africa only. You better find something else to do because this tap runs dry quick.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Lesson 7: Read the fine print carefully, the music industry is a business that needs to be studied or you'll find yourself kicked to the curb with no two cents to rub together.
Read your royalty statements propertly. Some labels even charge you for the coffee you drank at the meeting.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Last but not least, this is all YOU.
YOUR music Is YOUR passion and YOUR responsibility. Yes have a team but be responsible for YOUR craft and learn the income lines.— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 15, 2017
Thank you Euphonik for the lesson.
Class is out..
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