So the first edition of Motivational Monday’s is here with special guest Jake Bateman , CEO and Founder of Royal Music.
Who are you and what’s your background?
Hi! My name’s Jake and I run Royal Music, a music promotion channel on YouTube. I’m from the South West of England but super into travelling around right now and love anything related to music. I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember but only took it seriously and considered it as a career path when I left college after studying Computing/Programming and realising that, that wasn’t really for me.
What does your job consist of on a day to day basis?
A huge part of my job is understanding my audience and delivering what they want to hear, which is also definitely the hardest part of it all. My subscribers come from a variety of genres so it can be difficult at times to upload a song which everyone will like. My day typically consists of handling e-mails, hearing what’s currently being released and then working with various record labels, management teams and independent artists on getting an upload of the song out on the channel.
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is easily my channel, it’s something that I’ve put 100% of my time into for the last two years and have dedicated my life to growing and expanding the brand, the channel really has taken over my life in a really positive way. Royal Music is something that I’m insanely proud of and I’m so happy that it’s being seen and heard all around the world, I really couldn’t ask for more.
Any tips and tricks that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I knew how to be more patient and not to expect immediate results. That’s the real trick, just working hard no matter what’s going on. Nothing comes straight away and there might not even be any signs of success during the time you’re working but you can’t let it stop you from trying.
For the readers looking to peruse a career in Youtube , do you have any advice for them?
As mentioned above, be very, very patient. Always try your best and even if you don’t see results to 1 year, still try. Just remember that if you grow 1,000 subscribers in a year, that doesn’t mean it’s going to take you 10 years to reach 10,000, your pace of growth will gradually pick up, it comes fast for some and slow for others but there’s no reason why you can’t get there. Just stay consistent and don’t stop trying, upload because you love to upload, not because you want something from it.
Any upcoming stuff you would like to announce to the readers?
I have a lot of things on the way! Including new visuals for Royal Music, an Instagram page which I’ve just opened and I have also started my own record label! We have a release coming out on the 23rd so keep an eye out! 🙂 Thanks for reading! also, a huge thank you to The Music Elk for having me .