An important lesson from music producer and artist Saqib Aslam
If Saqib Aslam’s journey is any indication, it is because there is no “right” time to pursue something. It’s an inspiring story from every point of view, especially in the competitive arena of the music industry. Saqib whose artist name is ApisTheBull was in his early twenties when he discovered his passion and began to pursue it, eventually founding his own label known as Apis Records.
Saqib Aslam has not always been on the musical path. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in public administration – the kind of accreditation that often leads to a lucrative and secure career.
Alas, this was not the path that was intended to Saqib Aslam, he decided to give up the safe and chase his passion. He started his label and started releasing music. His two major releases have been critically acclaimed, as well as his interwoven work with Travis Scott on his single “Butterfly Effect” which has achieved multi-platinum status since its release.
As the young entrepreneur ventured further into the realm of success, he developed his own vision of the music industry and how it works. He realized that there was a unique opportunity to use his new foundations in the industry to coach young talent. By giving a unique glimpse into the beast of an industry, Saqib Aslam is able to level the playing field for so many talented stars who need an extra boost.
The most important lesson
Although there is always a small element of risk and luck involved in being successful in any industry. It seems ApisTheBull has a clear and concise message when it comes to defining success and gaining a foothold. Suffice it to say it sounds cliché, but it’s the truth, hard work.
Saqib Aslam maintains that the best method of winning to advance in the industry is to put your head down and hone your craft, instead working to create the best possible experience for your listeners and letting the fame come as it can.
It’s a sobering lesson but well received in the modern world.
Saqib Aslam always accompanies young musicians and artists and can be contacted at any time here.
As for the future, well, given its trajectory so far, who knows. But it will be exciting to find out.
Fergus Murray is the editor of Business News Ledger. Fergus has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade after publishing articles in The New York Times, The Plain Dealer, The Daily Mail and many more. Fergus is based in Detroit and covers issues affecting his city and the state of New York. When not busy writing, Fergus enjoys jogging.