5 mistakes musicians make

Welcome to LnM, today we going to touch on things you should avoid when starting out in your music life , we were guilty of this as well and somewhat not perfect but we want to help our followers and people who constantly come back to stop doing this or at least improve. If you new here you might want to subscribe and look for a notification bell so you won’t miss a good how to info.

  1. Saving hits for one day you make it

We know people like Zakwe , Tns , Duncan and other artists are famous for releasing a song they did on 2015 ,We don’t recommend that strategy because you cannot control it , 1stly you don’t know how people are going to feel about the songs  you might be delay your success .2ndly nobody care until you make it, even the deal you seeking with that song wont reflect because executives and A&Rs don’t have numbers that shows how the song is doing because you haven’t released it and lastly you might be a one hit wonder if you do this analyze yourself.

2. Do diss tracks without a goal

Music is business if you going to make fool of yourselves in public you might as well get paid in the process. The music Vandals that are crazy about qgom music and those real hip hop cats get your priority straight if it’s doesn’t pay the bills its shouldn’t be so important .others will say they’re background is good ,then we will say  consider your children background as well have some balance and avoid having your name dragged in the mud just for the fun of it ,this songs will always be around and once you record something you wouldn’t play for your future family then you need to delete it and get back on track.

3. Don’t back up files of the songs

Have your music in multiple storage devices and even online on the cloud that way you can be able to release music even when you have writers block and do remixes or even resell your work as you grow, Producer back up your kits and sounds, and artists should have their own external hard drive and always sign split sheet every time the new song is recorded just in case one party decides to release the song later as his own

4. Don’t like to pay for quality

When young artists and old artists overlook the quality we just know they still playing, in Durban we don’t have an engineer that we can count on when it comes to proper mastering, Duane sin is not bad but he can be better as well. That’s why ULwaz No Makhula uses Rogan Kelsey from Johannesburg he has proved himself countless times. Why artists don’t want to pay for this services , our assumption is they thing there is no huge difference but wonder why their music doesn’t get the love that we get .People listen and they can tell from good quality to average quality or no quality at all and I don’t even want to talk about radio stations. As an artist you are also half entrepreneur and you need to figure what’s is that as well or otherwise people who can’t rap or sing will do the work for you and pay you peanuts .You Have to invest in your music, in 2020 mastering is only 650 Rands .mixing can be done by a lot of producers locally so you don’t have to sweat.

5. They think dopeness is all that matters

I have artists who get surprised when I charge them for my beats, I respect them and they are dope but making beats takes time and they don’t push that much to create awareness that can lead to potential customers so being dope or talented is never enough. You need to raise your standards as an artist and improve your work ethic and pay people who helps you or you really don’t respect them .if you don’t push hard you cannot get a free beat and a free recording from me ,that waste of time you have to pay. If your dope songs are not well marketed or pushed and makes money they are useless that why is so important to replicate big artists and that why you need a job. This is it for today please add other mistakes artists makes on the comments we know we left a lot ,like signing bad deals but we haven’t  experienced that one and we don’t have a close friend we can refer to that why we didn’t say it but we know it’s there and artists must get council before signing anything. This is LnM Show, we going to give you a bonus

6. They blow through gigs money

Few performances the artists get doesn’t improve their craft in fact it’s hurt it, because they take the money and don’t reinvest but buy alcohol for themselves and girls as well as fake friends. Starting out you not a baler especially when you still make less than 10k per gig you still not that valuable so your behavior as an artist should change  ,you can get paid direct to an account and do yourself a favor leaving a card at home and try to have a love partner who supports you but not drain your funds ,this apply to female artists don’t have girl together right after your performance  ,and as much as you can support at home if you don’t have other source of income for your music at home they should not see the money you just make .reinvest on your brand. It’s enjoyable to do music related things not all of them but most they show you the possibilities, Things like music videos and photo shoots and so on if you do it by yourself now .if you get lucky and get a deal you will be able to control your album or single budget because you will be familiar with this stuff .We hope we didn’t offend anyone by our facts our goal is for you to learn and change your ways for the better LnM we out

5 Reason’s why Artists don’t share information and contacts.

Angsaboni kodwa kummnandi , Hi there and welcome back to our interesting website that is slowly growing in Popularity .That’s means we are  doing something important….

Yes indeed and this is our 8th post ,just eight …this Blog is for Music artists , Aspiring Celebrities and anyone who can connect the dots because as anything Music is business so our information may be relevant to what’s you trying to do. So don’t move “follow to our blog and tell us if we are getting out of line in our comments.

In KwaZulu Natal we are seeing something interesting happening in the hip hop space people from the same township are getting deals and going mainstream. But in Qgom and Amapiano and other genre is pure mystery whose next. So why in our township we call it ukvalelana the why we hold info and contacts that we should be sharing, here are 5 points we think why.

  • 1 We gave you the knowledge before and you didn’t use it.

1st of all internet has made everything to be a plain field its either you teach yourself and make your own contacts or bother people who you make them to stop giving you information in the 1st place.

We tell people what’s we know we even doing it right now and they digest the knowledge no action because ,every time they see our moves they envy us and not in a bad way but when its comes time for them to putting the time and work and do what’s we told them they don’t.

There is this Events movement ULwaz is part of called FS Tour where we give artists the platform to perform with my other business friend Dj 2five. We tell artists come to the open mic 1st then if you did well we will put you next time they don’t come and if you put them on the line up they push the poster as if they have made it and still not come what’s do you call that mnganam?

deejay swing – karma hip hop song
  • 2 We feel threatened by what’s they might do with the contacts and powerful tunnels.

He might be smart and hard work me.

Maybe if I give him Dj Tiras number he will get a deal and be popular than me.

His team is dangerous they will take over if I tell them how to submit on tv.

But we all family why we are threaten by each other , you might say people does not appreciate , Ill object don’t help for praise do it for your good Karma . so that the second point syasabana.

  • 3 Artists don’t share anything because they think music is a competition.

We don’t care how you see it, that pure greedy we don’t know what’s celebs do with their success but I see great collabos which means mainstream is a great striving environment ,then what’s happening underground in SA or maybe in the world why artists find it hard to do features. I’m guilty too we think further if we will be reject by that person or maybe he’ll want money , if you see his value yourl need to pay that and I’m sure its won’t be much because he’s still struggling as well.

Advice compete with yourself and become the best version of your yesterday its might’s be said in other channels its applies here very well. Look what’s if you beat your 10 years ago hustle is isn’t that self competition .Our friendship is way strong than years ago .So Pay attention on you and define the rules of the game .push through the barrier of their are closing on us. Dj Melon once said at other conference Eyadini if oTira bekvalela try another path there are lot of paths but don’t bad mouth the big dogs of the game you will get really crushed it’s like that in every industry .in Business you can’t mess with Bill Gate and think you going to get away with it by the way I have so much respect for this people let’s move one hope you get the point.

  • 4 We think we better than one another “Ego”

WE not expert but we slowly becoming ones , the key we humble ourselves we have to in fact everyone has to course life is full of surprises. Ego is not totally a bad thing that what’s drives our ambitions but we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves to think we are better than other people .Hes Weak or their sound is terrible, He using me all of that we need to use each other to move forward and basically let’s not look at one another as wanting to make a little cash off one another that strategy doesn’t work. From Experience ULwaz No Makhula has learnt to process their music because some other producers push money forward and deliver poor quality and that messes with what’s we trying to do. Doing things ourselves is not efficient that why we release once after every 3 months we want the best for our fans ,if we were pushed by ego we would’ve miss the process and never go anywhere . Now we trying our luck with youtube because we feel there is a need for this.

  • 5 We dont trust a person needing the contact.

So since we know each other ,you know someone’s attitude and behavior so if I give him Oskido number he’ll start by saying he got it from me then nag him no I rather not. I Our days its open as I said you get anything on the internet sometimes this people answers the inbox Makhula has talked with some serious people. He was just not ready so learn from our mistake before you reach out to someone make sure the song is master artwork is ready too. Maybe even a Music Video.  You might not trust yourself “what’s I going to say” now you see with or without contacts you don’t have a approach if you have it is a bad one.

I have learned from watching videos here that you need to be creative when trying to network with people think out of the box , send him or her a video clip with a cute baby by your side tell that baby to say my dad is only asking for one shot please, please, please .or anything yourl see. And if it happens someone trusted you with the contact and tell you don’t say you got it from him, you need to respect that and think of something to get your way. In the long run you should never forget that person while its will be good for him too to not act like you owe each other.

Now it’s that moment where we should love you and leave you. But we might have enough content for you to check out and learn more about music and how to operate within it. If you liked this episode give us a like and most importantly subscribe so one day Youtube will see us and give us what’s we deserve ,that the best way to support our channel and lastly press that notification bell…if you seeing this video elsewhere we are ULwaz No Makhula in all socials….you know the Bonus

  • 6 Artists don’t have any information they’re winging it.

I’m sure you are puzzled with this very last point but it’s true , Jayz didn’t know what’s he was doing he learn along the way that why it’s important to read books and hustle I know he claims not to be well read but I know that not true .most of artists don’t know what’s they should do even when we respect them. You should be encouraged by this point and move with a blind faith you will grown although the data will come incrementally its will add up and make the difference and eventually you will find yourself doing well than others. Other artists has managers who literally runs their life especially business life and sometimes its better to be in control as an artist than to have someone planning your whole move maybe in the later stage when the work load is too much .but earlier on learn in and out buy yourself. Don’t miss the chance to scale to deals are just that scale and yourl never starve again even if the contract is over you will still be a celebrity and it’s shouldn’t be too long to be independent again….

Thanks you very much salute.