Nobody has a lock on success, and nobody has a formula to guarantee it. In the music game, as with other endeavors in which people strive against the odds and try to perform at a very high level, there are just too many variables. Just like highly regarded sports prospects often flame out, musicians with all the talent in the world get overlooked. Others seem to rise despite themselves.
No one has a foolproof path to making it big in this business. But we know that opportunities arise, and they’re to be treasured. And we can capitalize on them effectively if we cultivate certain traits in ourselves…like these folks did. Here are eight ways to set yourself up to make the most of the breaks you’re given.