At Tholispani.Space, our entire brand is centred around the importance of fashion, art, and music. While each of these hold a special place in our hearts, we are particularly passionate about the impact of music on the South African community. Music is so deeply ingrained in each and every South African culture. It holds a special significance that can’t be explained. Music is a part of our past, present, and future. It is an important part of nearly everyone’s daily lives- regardless of their culture of background. We listen to music while jogging, at the gym, in the car, at parties…the list goes on. So why does pursuing music as a career get a bad rap?
There are so many benefits of playing an instrument, singing, and making music. Here are some of the benefits of being directly involved in music: .
●Collaborate with other talented musicians.
●Improves verbal and communication skills.
●Teaches valuable life lessons.
●Releases dopamine (the feel good chemical).
●Boosts immune system.
Professional musicians around the world experience these benefits every single day. If you asked South African musicians like Shekhinah (who opened for Ed Sheeran in Johannesburg), Riky Rick, Squadroll, Kwesta, Nasty C, AKA, khuli Chana, Okmalumkoolkat, Reason, and Cassper Nyovest, we are sure they would have their own long list of benefits of making music.
Despite naysayers, it is possible to succeed in music. While the industry is saturated, you can make a name for yourself if you are hardworking, patient, dedicated, and determined.
Reach out to musicians that you respect and look for mentorship. Enter a local talent show. Intern at a recording studio. Start a YouTube channel where you perform your own music. There are so many ways to get your foot in the door. Once your foot is in the door, you will finally be able to reap the rewards of all of your hard work. If you are interested in pursuing a career in music- or like learning about up and coming musicians- keep your eye on Tholispani Space! We post articles every week about fashion, art, and music.
“Photo credit for all photos in this article goes to the Squadroll“