The struggles of up and coming musicians


I love music, in fact, it was one of my passions growing up. Between 12 and 18 years old I took music very seriously. First, I started rapping in the language I was used to speaking with my peers, French. Then, I picked up English really fast and started rapping in English. By the time I turned 18, I was playing football at a high level and my passion and focus switched to that. My partners and I really tried to make it into music, but there weren’t many tools to help us get noticed. YouTube and smartphones did not exist. I was the hottest rapper in high school, but no one outside our school knew who I was. So, I gave up on that dream.

Today’s young up and coming artists benefit from social media and smartphones, but they still face issues trying to get known. They must market themselves while having to create new music and find places to perform. The competition is also fierce since everyone can create a YouTube channel and share their music through this amazing channel. So, every artist has to continuously come out with new and better music, they have to be extremely aggressive in promoting their arts. Most of them are a team of one and at the end of it, there are only 24 hours in a day.

This gives birth to mental health issues that come in the form of anxiety and perfectionism. Musicians get sick physically and mentally trying to make it big. They must work even harder than entrepreneurs because they start alone and as they progress many people try to take advantage of them. Unlike entrepreneurs they cannot hide behind a VP of this or that, they must show their faces and they are judged on the way they look, the way they speak, on the quality of the latest music they released.  Most of the time their families would rather see them focus on finding a “real career”, they don’t eat well, don’t exercise because all they do is working on their music.

The team and I are working on JamSam Music to solve that problem.

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