For one to realize success in the music industry and ensure that they have a successful music career they have to understand the following:

  • They must know the right steps that they should take to make it in the music industry.
  • Secondly, they should learn the sequence that is the best, easiest and which is most effective into archive the goals that they have set.
  • Thirdly and most important, one should know the order in which they will take the steps so that your career grows in the least time possible.

Unfortunately, most musicians, do the right thing, but mostly at the wrong time and in that case in the wrong order. This is because they try to build their careers, with most of their decisions based on inaccurate assumptions, fear or even based on advising that is given by amateur musicians as opposed to getting it from proven professionals.


Here are some of those mistakes that make achieving success in the music industry so elusive to others


Trying to get a record deal from music companies too soon

It is every musician’s dream to get a recording contract, but it may surprise you to learn that it is only a fraction of them who know what these companies want. What the companies do is that they invest large sums of money to musicians just like you can put your money into the stock market.

This is why it is a must that you give these companies 100% percent assurance that if they invest in you, their investment will bring returns for years to come. If you manage to do this, then the companies will probably feel comfortable to invest in you since they are sure of getting returns. This is why you should not contact them too soon before you can provide sufficient proof that you have potential to make it. If you do this too early, you will be wasting your time.

A majority of musicians, especially the upcoming ones, are afraid to grow their careers due to the thought that they don’t have the best musical skills. Some of them feel that they should master their instrument in the first place before they get into the music industry. What they should know is that it takes more than having a musical talent for one to make it in the music industry.


Taking too long in getting a musical mentor


Most individuals, who come into music, have not had any training or guideline on how one can archive success in the business of music. This is because they do not know whether mentoring exist in music or some instances they do not have enough ambition to be successful in the music business.


Not building and having enough local following of fans


You will be surprised to realize that music companies prefer musicians who have a huge local following, as opposed to those who have a moderate internet fan base. This is based on the fact that it is harder to grow a die hard fan following at home compared to attracting many people all over the world.


Nowadays, tongue piercing has become one of the most prevalent forms of body art. It is not only considered as a form of making one more adorable and beautiful, but it can also serve the purpose of self-expression. But it should be noted that tongue piercing should not be a spur of the moment act. One may ask why this is so. This is because it is a surgical procedure that should be done in a specific beauty salon or a tattoo or piercing parlor. Secondly, this process is completely unregulated and can be done in concerts, individual garages, bathrooms or even in basements.

You should also take precaution and note that, currently, we don’t have certification or standard training for those who practice body piercing. Thereby, anyone can grab a piercing needle which may be contaminated and puncture your body if you are the one who is undergoing the procedure.

Oral piercing or as popularly known tongue piercing can lead to serious infection because of the high number of bacterias that are found in the mouth. If not properly done, the tongue piercing can bring about serious infections, can lead to loosening of teeth, can cause nerve injury and even blood poisoning. In some other serious cases, it can even cause death.

Here are some of the other most serious risks that tongue piercing can cause


According to health research carried out, tongue piercing has greatly contributed to a significant spread of infections like hepatitis. This disease health practitioners have predicted that shortly if proper precaution is not taken, it will kill more people than aids. The spread of other bloodborne diseases has been attributed to this particular type of piercing. The Aids virus can also be transmitted through it if the one doing it uses contaminated needles.

Can cause toxic shock

This is a very serious form of blood poisoning; it is commonly referred to as the toxic shock syndrome. It most likely enters the body through the piercing and after that spreads to the other parts of the body. The common symptoms of this disease include muscle aches, high fever, diarrhea, vomiting dizziness, constant sun burns, development of skin rashes and a rapid pulse. This disease is fatal if not quickly attended to.

Lung aspiration of the jewelry

The rings and barbell that are placed in the pierced tongue can come off at any time. If the needle-like portion of the jewelry that pierces through the tongue comes off and it is swallowed, it is most likely going to cause obstructions to the airway and can move into the lungs, can perforate the bowel and intestines hence causing death.

Bleeding and swelling of the tongue

In response to the trauma that one will experience during the piercing, the tongue will swell. In some instances, it can be so large that it can match the size of a pickle. This will cause the risk of air blockage through the airways a situation that can lead to death. The major blood vessels that are located in the tongue if pierced will lead to one bleeding profusely and if in excess can lead to death.

Due to the above, one should take a lot of consideration before undergoing the procedure.…


Marie Miller
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At the moment I’m out promoting my new single “Cold”. What that means is lots of radio stations visits. During a typical visit, I’ll meet some of the DJs and other radio staffers and then we’ll all go to a conference room and I will play some songs. People are intrigued by my mandolin and always want to know how I came to choose that particular instrument. (you’ll have to read my bio to find out!!)
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Cold on iTunes

~ March 15, 2007 ~
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Cold is now available on iTunes as a single. This week it is featured in the new Christian/Gospel music section. Support Marie and download the song for only $.99. Every purchase is a vote for Marie and helps to establish her as a new Christian artist. Another way to help out is to write a review of her song. iTunes uses a 1 to 5 star system with 5 being the highest rating. If you love Marie and her music here’s a way to show your support!

National Prayer Breakfast

~ March 14, 2007 ~
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Marie recently performed for our servicemen and women at Fort Eustis in Newport News, VA. Marie and multi-Grammy winner Russ Taff were the musical guests for the annual National Day of Prayer on Tuesday March 13th. The day’s events included the traditional prayer breakfast and an evening concert. “I feel blessed to be able to perform for these men and women who are sacrificing so much for our country”, says Marie. “I had a great time and everyone was so appreciative. It was truly an amazing experience.”

Adding new stations!

~ March 2, 2007 ~
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Marie’s promotional package, which includes the single Cold, has been mailed out to radio stations around the country along with a request that stations begin playing the song on March 9th. In support of all this, Marie has been making station visits including 2 recent radio promotions trips to TX and upcoming trips to TN, FL, CO and CA. Please call or email your requests for “Cold” to your local Christian station.

The WAY-FM radio network and several other stations are already playing “Cold” and it is currently at #16 on WAY-FM’s “Top Twenty Meltdown” show.

Marie on preliminary ballet for New Artist of the Year

~ March 2, 2007 ~
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Marie is starting to get noticed by her peers in Christian music even before the release of her first album. As a case in point, this years initial Dove Award voting ballot listed Marie as a choice for New Artist of the Year. She didn’t garner enough votes to make the 2007 list of nominees, but just to be included on the ballot at this early point in her career is quite an accomplishment, and of course there’s always next year…

Cold moves up 2 spots this week

~ February 6, 2007 ~
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Cold moved up two spots to #18 on Marcia Ware’s Top Twenty Meltdown this week. If you haven’t already done so call or email your local Christian station and ask them to play Cold by Marie Miller.

Cold making the charts!

~ February 1, 2007 ~
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Cold registered on Marcia Ware’s Top 20 Meltdown show, debuting at #20 for the week of Jan. 27th. The song was also #4 on Total Axxess’s hit …