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3 Tips for Building Music Business
As music professionals, we’re determined to surround ourselves with musicians who create and release music to people who enjoy listening. Rather you’re with a record label or not, our goal is to provide valuable tools and resources to those who need them. Follow these 3 Tips and you’ll be on the fast track to building professional music business relationships.
Build a Social Presence
Develop an online social presence, or hire a professional person to build one for you. We need to put ourselves around people; not only that, when we’re around music professionals, we need to be interactive and perceptive. Become involved in conversations, ask questions, and learn as much as you can about the interests of those around you. Look alive with energy and be aware those around you. Introduce yourself to others and establish yourself as a professional, while sharing your thoughts and remaining open minded to new opportunities.
Be mindful of your hygiene at all time. We all know people who smell bad more often than not, mostly due to cigarettes and other lingering oaters. As a result, we avoid their company for fear of passing out or for lack of oxygen. People will partially judge our work based on our appearances and how we communicate. Therefore, if you look and smell sloppy, people will believe your music to sound same prior to hearing any songs. Wash your face, brush your teeth and groom yourself. Fix your hair regularly and dress the way a professional would. This is especially for those that are new to the business. Think of it like this, if you dress, smell, and look like a bum you’ll get paid like one.
Music Community Activities
Go to industry events like listening parties, shows and competitions. While you’re there, smile and greet people. Act like you want to be there because, hopefully you do. Mingle and pass out business cards; however, be conservative with the number of cards you give away. Resist from giving your card to people who don’t have a reason to contact you. Since we’re music producers, we shouldn’t give our business card to people who have little to zero interest in us, our music or the our business in general. We’d be wasting our time and resources by trying to establish business relationships with uninterested people. Find opportunities with new people instead of wasting time by remaining stationary, or being antisocial. Search in the right places and you’ll meet the right people at the right time, more often than not. Promoting music is a great way to meet people. Therefore, when we’re working and building business relationships, we should smile, speak and listen on order o become more involved in the music community.