10 Sep What Are You Looking For In Your Career And How To Get It With Zwai Bala – The Podcast Part 1
When young musicians come to Musician and Producer Zwai Bala, they always want to talk about the nice things, and very rarely want to talk about the serious things, and the serious things relate to the business of music.
Everybody “sings nice”, but what do you want? There are many churches in which you can find amazing singers, they sing the same songs and they can all be put on an album, and if thats what you want then that’s fine, but if you want more than that, it really depends on what you want to achieve.
Preparation for success is a part of being successful, are you ready for that track to hit it big and to become viral? You are hustling now, focussing on getting a track heard, on making a name for yourself but what happens when you actually make it? It’s a fascinating angle to success that very few of us actually think about, “what happens when you make it?” The Illustrious producer Zwai Bala knows what it’s like to succeed and not be ready for it. In his early days, he was not focussed on money, he even thought that it was the wrong focus as he decided he was concentrating on music, but what he found out was that “If you don’t care about the money, and then you realise that what you are creating makes a lot of money, you will find the money has not been coming to you.”
If you are not prepared for your success there is every chance you won’t be able to sustain it and build on it. Yes, you need to focus on building on your talents, your name, and your art, but if you are not prepared for the success that you are working for you might be in trouble. If you do not have a plan, you will fall into somebody else’s plan. I might say that again for it to sink in a little more: If you do not have a plan, you will fall into somebody else’s plan.
The next time you think that the money is not important, remember that it is important to someone and if you don’t care enough about it you will not get it. That dear artist is one of the few pieces of free advice in the music industry that you’re going to get.
Listen to the podcast here.
Don’t forget to check out “Can You Write Down What You Do In 1 Sentence” with Zwai Bala? – The Podcast Part 2