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How to Get Rich in the Music Industry

Updated on January 16, 2014


A Top Grammy Award-Winning Producer Shares Tips Via Social Media

Are you the next Beyonce, Mariah, Justin Beaver, Katie Perry or Miley Cyrus?

Do you want to make it big in the music industry?

If you are a singer or artist trying to be successful in the music industry, then read this article. A top Grammy award-winning music producer shares money-making tips on how to make it big as an artist or singer.

How It Happened

It all happened by chance. Well, a lot of the time, that's how big breaks occur. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time. Other times, you just have to connect to the right people to make a "right on" connection.

All these things worked in my favor when I stumbled upon Mrs. Raquel Travis-Brown's newsfeed on Facebook. Mrs. Brown is my sister, my hometown girl.

I'm a busy professional and I don't do Facebook all the time, but when Mrs. Brown posts, I pay attention. She might as well be EF Hutton.

Not only is Mrs. Brown smart, successful, and classically authentic in her own right, she's connected to other people just like her: Trifectas or Triple Threats. Trifectas are well-heeled (wealthy), well-educated (in their disciplines), and well-connected.

Music Mogul, Mr. Sean "P Diddy" Combs


Natalijia Springer, the young artist Mr. Diddy Review. Enjoy her rendition of Drake's "Nothing Was the Same"

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A Bad Boy Does a Good Thing

Like I said, I always read Mrs. Brown's posts, but this one really interested me. It wasn't even the fact that Mr. Multimillion Dollar Man himself, Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and President of Bady Entertainment was posting and responding to comments on Mrs. Brown's wall. He always does that. They are close friends, and that's what friends do.

The post caught my eye because it was about something remarkably close to my heart: mentorship.

Mr. Diddy agreed to listen to and review one of Mrs. Brown's closest friend's granddaughter's music. Certainly, philanthropy, showing compassion, and helping kids is not new to Mr. Diddy. Some of his most notable philanthropic efforts include raising more than $2 million for children suffering from HIV and AIDS and the New York School system, but this is something a little more personal.

This beneficiary has a name. Her name is Natalijia Springer. She is an up-and-coming artist from Flint, Michigan. Hear what Mr. Diddy heard by clicking Natalijia's review.

Another reason Mr. Diddy agreed to review Natalijia's music is because, as he says, "This is what REVOLT TV is about … get'in to know/view and see new young fresh faces." REVOLT TV is another nugget in Mr. Diddy's brands.

Diddy: Revolt Will Give All Artists a Chance

What is Revolt TV?

It is a cable TV station that delivers live performances, music videos, and news. According to Mr. Diddy, it's a network for artists by artists. Natalijia perfectly fit that role.

Diddy's Review

I'm sure you're wondering what Mr. Diddy thought about the young and fresh Natalijia. Wonder no more, below are some of the comments he shared with us and Natalijia's grandfather:

  • · "…has talent and potential to be a great artist. She a little rough around the edges nothing I or nobody else can't fix."
  • · "If you gon'a be an artist you have to be yourself. Don't try to look like another [expletive removed]… create and develop your own style and image."
  • · "Play'in instruments you have to play with confidence and not look'in at da instruments unless it's a break within da song."

The above is only a fragment of the priceless advice that Mr. Diddy shared. Not only did he continue reviewing Natalijia's musical styling, he shared other tips for up-and-coming artists.

Tips For the Up and Coming Artist

Below are a few Tips from Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, however I'll post more in Take 2 the second edition of How to Get Rich in the Music Industry from the Guru and Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment. In the meantime, enjoy these tips:

  • · Have signed contracts for anybody that is a part of your group or who is "singing, rapping, talking and laying tracks" on your music.
  • · Obtain written agreements with the producer and anyone who is "helping you lay your music and beats."
  • · Avoid shady street producers - I'll tell you why, how, and what to look for in a producer in Part 2.

How Much Can You Earn As an Artist, Musician or Rapper?

Answering that question is like wondering how many apples are in a tree. The answer is: it depends. If your tree is big, attractive, and has what people want, then you'll "earn" more than the other trees.

As Mr. Diddy alluded to, artists need to be standouts and to differ from other artists out there. Here's what he said about Natalijia's image and why she needs to change it: "She is try'in to carry out my artist Janella Monae, [which is a]big no no in da music industry. It's very difficult being pick up hav'in da same image as another artist or [expletive removed]. You wan'a tell Natalijia to change her image."

Who Wants a Copy When They Have the Real Thing?

As far as how much you can earn as an artist is concerned, the hottest young artists like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber earn upwards of $50 million per year.

Besides being super rich, what do these young artists have in common? They each have their own unique style.

Does being a successful and rich music artist fit into your New Year's resolution?

Turbocharge your career now! Tune into REVOLT TV and come back to learn more of what Mr. P. Diddy has to say in Take 2.

Inspiration for the Journey: Your Music Must Be Heard

Follow Your Dreams

Perhaps you don't know if you have the "right stuff" to make in the music industry. Have you dabbled in this or that, but nothing really pans out? You are not alone. The greatest talents have felt the same way.

All the reviews and advice in the world won't make you a star, you have to do that. The only way to do that is to get out there and shine your light into the world. If you've been sitting on the fence, use this moment and jump off of it.

Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz had her yellow brick road and you have your dreams: follow them.

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