Business Profile: Bronagh Broderick Music

Name: Bronagh Broderick
Business Name: Bronagh Broderick Music
L: 159A Altamuskin Road, Sixmilecross, BT79 9JA
M: 07783636047

Business Profile: Bronagh Broderick Music

Can you describe your business?

I am a singer-songwriter and musician and I provide live music in a range of venues and perform at all sorts of occasions. I play guitar and sing, as well as provide violin music where required.

Why did you start your own business?

Music has always been a passion of mine and, after learning guitar and violin at the age of seven, as I grew older I realised that I could use my gifts and talents to base a career on. I realised that music can add so much to any event, and the encouraging reactions that I was getting from people made it an easy choice to start up a professional music career.

What are the best things about running your own business?

Being my own boss is definitely a highlight, and being in control of my own diary allows me to create the right amount of preparation time for every performance and slot in the adequate time that allows me to write new music and learn new skills that I can bring to my performances. Meeting new people and getting to perform in new venues is also a great part of running my own business. I feel a sense of pride when get the opportunity to I tell people about myself and what musical services I can provide.  Knowing that I can add a personal touch to events, especially weddings, is really important to me and a great sense of reward comes with knowing that I have made a difference in people’s event. Seeing my brand new original EP ‘When Colours Collide’ feature on Spotify and iTunes was such a highlight and to know my hard work and organisation had got me to that point in my career was a great feeling. I also got branded merchandise printed too (mugs, badges and tote bags) and seeing this all become physical products made it all hit home and instilled some confidence in myself!

What are the main challenges facing the business? 

There is a lot of competition in the music industry and that is definitely one of the biggest challenges. In order to continue getting gig bookings I have to constantly be present on social media, present new and fresh material and create a strong platform for advertising and marketing in order to be considered for bookings. I do believe that there is no better time for online promotion than there is now with the many outlets we have at our fingertips, but creating time to utilise these to the best of my ability is a challenge at times as it is such a fast paced and competitive sector to be involved with.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business? 

Go with your instinct and absolutely believe in yourself! You will know what you want more than anyone else and if you have a new idea don’t be afraid to run with it- it’s all about the chances you take! Set clear goals that you want to achieve, short or long term, and see yourself achieving them with small steps. Send the emails, make the phonecalls and don’t let the rejections that may come your way put you off your goals.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Dream come true!