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25 Dec 2015 at 07:59hrs | Views
Ngithand' ukubingelela wonk' umuntu kuzo zonk' izinkalo zomhlaba,philani bo.Merry Christmas nijabule nizibheke and spend quality time with your loved ones.It's a different story for entertainers ngoba we still in the office(on stage performing),that's why I decided to focus endabeni enonileyo for today's article

Solo artist vs Band or Group,which should you choose?

As a musician,choosing whether you should be a solo artist or team up with others is a choice you'll have to make at some point.
Should you go it alone and let all the attention(and work) fall on your shoulders?or should you continue your musical journey with a bunch of like minded individuals?.

While essentially the decision is up to you,I wanted to share some pros and cons of each.This should help make your final decision easier.If you've already made the choice,leave the comment at the end and lemme know if you're a solo act or part of a group and why.

Pros of being a solo Musician.

Below are some reasons why you may want to remain a solo act.Am a solo musician and proud!

1.Things will get done your way.
One of the biggest reasons many people decide to do music on their own is because it can be hard finding like minded individuals.Sometimes you'll find you want to do a song or promotion one way,but your other band members want to do it another.
If it's just you,you wont have these problems.You'll have a lot more creative control,and you'll generally be able to run your music career how you want.

2.You'll get full recognition from fans you make.
As you'll be a solo musician,all your efforts will be focused on promoting you.
Because of this it'll be your name getting out there,and you'll be able to spend all your effort building yourself up as a personal brand.No group members to share the fame with,and no being people's 'third favorite band member'.

Cons of being a solo Musician.

While there are good things about being a solo musicians,there are also some bad ones.They are:

1.You'll have a bigger work load
If you're part of a group,in theory you should have more people helping out with workload.If you're a solo act however,it'll be you sorting everything out,at least initially.While you can hire someone to help you out on this front,it can get expensive.
Your best bet is to work out how to do things yourself(and do them),then when you have a good level of talent and need the extra hand promoting yourself,either hiring the help,or seeing if you can get people to help on a 'pay per results 'basis.
 
2.It can get lonely
Being a solo act can get lonely.It can be fun getting up on stage with a bunch of friends and band mates,and it can be nice to have people to share these experiences with.
That said,you can counteract this loneliness factor when you're ready to start building a team around you.Until you manage to do that though,try and avoid loneliness by collaborating with other solo acts or groups.

Pros of being in a group or Band.

Now that you know the good and the bad about the solo life,let's look at some of the reasons it could be good to do music with others.

1.More band and group members potentially means more will get done.
I'm sure you've heard the saying 'more hands make work light',and often this is true.If the whole band was to get together and help with promotion and sorting things out,things will get done a lot quicker.For example,a band with 5 members means things will hopefully be done 5 times as fast.This of course relies on everyone being motivated and actively pushing the band forward,but if this is the case,you'll be able to extend your reach faster than a solo act could before they have a team.

2.You'll be sharing the experience with friends.
As I mentioned before,being a solo act can be lonely.If you're in a group with people you get along with though,this can be good for motivation.Not only will you have people to bounce music related ideas off,but traveling for tours and the like can be a lot more fun when you have people to share that with...
 
Cons of being in a group.

1.With more band members,egos might be bruised when one band member feels more important than the others.Lokho kwenzeka kakhulu when a group member feels like without him or her the group is nothing nje,they feel like they bigger than everyone in the band.

2.You'll find that omunye within the group nguNdlovu kayiphikiswa which means you'll waste a lot of time arguing and resolving squabbles and differences instead of using that time productively.
The moment umuntu ecabang' ukuthi "He" is the group,uzohlala njalo efuna ukuncengwa bese ke you'll always dansela is'ginxi somuntu oyedwa that leads to the end of the group.

Nginethemba from this you can now safely make a decision about going solo or joining a group.

Asebelane ngolwazi,asikhule kwezomculo

OkaMpangazitha,uMahlabayithwale,uMalobola luphakathi,umfana kaGodlwayo uyabonga!!!

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