background
Connect with us
 

Articles

State Of The Music: 5 Reasons why Nigerian musicians quit

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

Pulse Music presents the top five reasons why many artistes quit music.

is blessed with abundant talent, a pool so large that walking down the streets of Lagos, you are more likely to see an artiste than a clergyman.

But every day, many of these acts quit the music industry, choosing to drop the mic, let their dream vanish, and chase a life of normality, while many others still remain on course, struggling to become stars.

Pulse Music presents the top five reasons why many artistes quit music.

1. Money

The music industry in is an extremely costly venture, with little or no guarantee for returns. Consider the amount of money which needs to poured into a single act in order for it to achieve notable attention and success. Most musicians are poor souls trying to earn a living from their talent. The costs of reputable legal representation, CD pressing, professional studio services and equipment, to name just a few, are high enough to deter wealthy individuals from investing. More and more musicians are still striving, hoping that they will be able to snap a deal at some point, which would relieve the financial headache and burden. So they keep going and going until the coffers are worn thin. But still, for many, when is that break ever going to come?

2. Commitments.

 

Sometimes artistes become distracted by off-the-mic commitments, hence they eventually lose focus on the music and quit. This commitment comes in many forms, from love, to a new hobby, to religion, they come in thick and fast, making the artiste doubt the importance of music in his life, and walking away from it all.

3. Team Splits

 

This happens to everyone, as disagreements are a fact of life. However if you are an artiste hoping to rise to the top, constant disagreements and team changes do not bode well for your musical career.

Some artistes lose key members of their team, and don’t necessarily quit, but they begin to seek new members. It’s much harder to pick up the pieces though if the team already have commitments to fulfil, and agreements to honor. Although many people try to work out their problems, sadly though, getting a group of people to concur with each other’s opinions, musical direction, (plus all the hundreds of other little decisions and details that require unanimous agreement) is more than impossible for a good length of time.

4. Pressure

Pressure is universal, popping up in every industry or vocation. If pressure was nonexistent, we would take a lot longer to move ourselves out of the comfort zone and into the quest for growth. Musicians are under a lot of pressure. These include pressures of getting noticed, pressures of ‘blowing’, becoming financially successful, and the pressure to be able to pay bills.

Many artistes are unable to deal with all of these pressures, and so they quit. How many acts have you seen leave the mic for an office position? Countless.

5. Competition

 

We humans are all wired to compete. It’s what makes the world balanced and creates the best innovations on earth. Musicians in Nigeria face this competition and it is set to keep getting bigger.

The competition we face today is more remarkable due to the visibility of artists online trying to make their way to the top. If we were to go back to the 90’s and 80’s, we wouldn’t know who or where half of these aspiring individuals were. Or more importantly, what they were releasing.

With this fierce competition, many acts are blown to the side, and the pressure that comes with competing can be overwhelming. This has made many artistes decide not to kill themselves, and go chase glory in some other field.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Articles

What to Expect from AKA’s Roasting

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

Expectations are high already as the date approaches for the roasting of one of South Africa’s hip hop exports, Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA. Of course “roasting” in no way means dumping the “Fela…
Continue Reading

Articles

10 SA Hip Hop albums still to come in 2018

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

By

The world of SA Hip Hop might be experiencing massive growth, but we know it all boils down to several factors. One of those pointers remains the dedication of music fans and the ever-loyal support…
Continue Reading

Articles

5 Music Artiste Who Have Lost Their Sauce

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

Commercial success and relevance in the music industry is no easy feat to achieve, however a few recording artistes in the business, have effortlessly snagged these medals, enjoyed them for a bit and then pawned them.…
Continue Reading

Articles

Ice Prince: When will Nigerian rapper sign to Jay Z’s ROC Nation?

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

Ice Prince is currently working on his third studio album “Jos To The World”, devoting his time to dropping an upgrade to his previous projects. Perhaps the release of that project is tied up with…
Continue Reading

Articles

15 WTF Nigerian song lyrics African mothers will never get

DOWNLOAD MP3

Published

on

Nigerian pop music is very interesting. Just forget the instrumental and try listening to the lyrics. Nigerian artistes are really creative when it comes to putting songs together, arranging music and artistic production. But they always tend…
Continue Reading

Popular On Hitvibes