Not All Successes in the Music Business Happen Overnight

Not All Successes in the Music Business Happen Overnight
Daft Pink (in helmets) had a huge hit in 2014 with “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Overnight success in the music industry happens regularly, but some of the biggest success stories in music result from musicians’ resilience and determination to overcome disappointments and setbacks. Take a look at Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo who started making music in the 1980s. The duo had a breakout year last year with their catchy hit “Get Lucky.” Carlos Santana represents another example of persistence paying off. The guitarist has performed since the 1960s, but didn’t have a #1 album until 1999’s “Supernatural,” which became a runaway success.

The right combination of music and timing can make all the difference.  Who will have the next story of hard work in the music business finally paying off? Perhaps an experienced music producer such as Chris Diodati will hit it big in 2014. Maybe a veteran band or musician will release the best album of their careers, an album that strikes a chord with music fans.