Today, I just want to encourage anyone who might be thinking of quiting music. If you’re one, before you quit, read this article. I had earlier planned to start another series today, but this morning, I felt someone needs this encouragement. This article will make more sense to Christian musicians.
I know you have put in so much into your music career.
Writing great songs with relevant messages and awesome melodies is not easy at all, yet you’ve gone through that pain. You’ve spent so much money to record your original songs. Besides writing and recording, you have spent so much more to get bloggers to promote the song(s). Most likely, you have also expended a lot of energy and time to promote the song(s) yourself. There is a very high tendency that your timeline on social media is filled with links to your songs. You can almost beat your chest and say, “I have tried” and that wouldn’t be a lie.
It’s hard, I know
It could be depressing to invest so much into something you’re passionate about and yet see little or no results. It’s even more frustrating when you see others progressing while it seems you’re at the same spot. You might probably be contemplating to quit music entirely, right now.
But I just want to tell you that you shouldn’t quit now. There is this principle of planting and harvesting that governs the earth (we read of this principle in Genesis 8:22). This principle applies to everything we do. The efforts and the investments you’re putting into your music right now is like planting, and I want you to know that your harvest season will come at the right time. So please, don’t quit right now. Keep trying, keep investing, keep improving on your art and keep getting better.
Instead of quitting entirely,
Rather than quit, I will advice that you get a day job or business that will take care of your bills and upkeep while you keep investing in your music. You can even slow down a bit on the amount of content you put out, if you have to, but by all means do not quit entirely.
Remember that you have a message that the world needs to hear, through your music. Before you quit, think about the people that your message was meant for.
So, if wanted to quit before, now that you have read this article, I believe you’ve been encouraged to keep trying (planting); your season of harvest will come.
By the way, I have started doing unbiased song reviews for both published songs and songs that are yet to be published. The reviews could be private (for your consumption only) or it could be published on our site. If you’re interested to get your songs reviewed. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach an mp3 of the song to be reviewed. Also state if you would like a private review or if you would want it published. You can check some song reviews I’ve done here.