How to make music when in college

Honing your musical talents while still in college? College can be a good time to invest in your musical talent and a good time to start your performance practice and give your career an early head start. However, making music while you are still in college can be hectic and draining.

You don’t need a music degree to learn how to play music, so you can pursue any academic course while simultaneously pursuing your passion. But you surely need a lot of practice. And doing this alongside studies in your respective field can be a challenge for a budding musician. You shall have to juggle your academic responsibilities with your musical career and it can get a little hectic.

You need to manage both things well and for that, we’re to help. To put you on your way to a successful musical career, we are here to guide you with us some tips on how to manage your musical career while in college and making music for beginners.

Time management

Time management is a skill that cannot be stressed enough, for you especially, who’s going to be juggling music and studies simultaneously. You need to invest time in both things in a balanced way that doesn’t negatively affect the other. Therefore you need to have a schedule and proper time management of your practice sessions and music hustle along with due time to your academic studies. Use a timetable or a calendar app to maintain a schedule for yourself. Devote time to learn skills that will benefit your musical career, explore styles and skills and practice hard. You can chuck out a few hours of your day every day from your college timetable for this. 

Associate with fellow musicians

While you are in the nascent stages of your career it is a big plus to have a community of fellow musicians. The Internet is a great way to find people with similar interests in music that you can interact with, even collaborate or form a team. So, get on the internet, search for online communities, join groups, get active in your circle of friends who are passionate about music, and get jammin’ with them.

Explore your style

Whether you are going solo or forming a band, you should explore different styles to find one that you resonate with. For a solo musician, it’s great to know your style and be well versed with it. As a band, this could help in giving a general direction to your efforts though you shall actively explore your style as you practice together.

Start recording

If you’re ready to take your music out there, why wait? You can start recording your music as soon as you are ready to and you shouldn’t delay or the muse shall fly away! Making your music and recording it can be a longish project and take a few months – time that you should devote to your music wholeheartedly. However, if you are in college you shall have to also study for your course. But you shouldn’t hurry and take things slow if need be as making music for beginners could be tricky. Take your time and record your music without any pressure.

Launch your music with a digital aggregator

Once you’re done with recording, it’s time to launch it for people to listen and enjoy! Launching is a major step. Having a label back you can be a great push but you can launch your music independently and have complete control over it, which working with labels seldom have. You can promote your music and distribute it with a digital aggregator such as Deliver My Tune, retain all your musical rights and the lion’s share of your royalty too. With Deliver My Tune you can build a personal brand, so that it’s your name that shines, not the label that bought your music.

Deliver My Tunes has a full suite of tools and services for online music distribution. You can stream your music on 60 different music streaming stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Jio Saavn and advertise directly on them with us. As a digital aggregator, we offer a single platform for you to distribute and manage your music independently and retain your right and complete control.

If you’re a budding musician pouring your heart and soul in your music, do not have it signed away with a contract. Get in touch with Deliver My Tunes for complete assistance on distributing your music to the world!

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