Is it hard to start a band?
Like anything worth doing, starting a band is not easy. Think about it like riding a bicycle uphill: the first few pushes on the pedals require a lot of effort, but once you gain momentum it becomes much easier.
How do you find people to start a band?
Depending on where you live, if there are many musicians around you could post flyers looking for musicians, or visit places where musicians congregate and network, passing out your cards and talking to people to get the word out. If you are in school, talk to all your classmates to find out who are the best musicians, and then approach them directly. Using social media could also be a way to connect with other like-minded musicians.
How do bands get famous?
Typically, there’s a lot of small breaks that in hindsight look like big breaks. A chance meeting with a record company executive, signing a publishing deal, having a viral video or a hit song; there’s certainly an element of luck involved with the fame that leads to success. But it’s not all luck, as there’s invariably a lot of hard work that goes into making the most of the luck one has.
Writing great songs, making sublime recordings, putting on an exciting live show, creating a stellar EPK (electronic promo kit), finding the right management, getting booked into the right venues–all this will increase the likelihood of getting famous.