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Where Independent Artists Go to Grow
By Brandy Corlett Leave a CommentEvery artist or band has to network to be successful in the music industry. Networking is critical to have a music career. Communication, marketing yourself, and patience are beneficial to expanding your goals and building your community. The following six tips will help you to make a connection with other musicians. In Person In person is the best way to build a relationship. Show enthusiasm when initiating a conversation and include questions that are thoughtful. Attend Concerts This is a great way to network as a beginner. Most likely, you will want to start small by networking at local concerts, then attend bigger events such as festivals and conferences. Target Audience Communicate with your fans through your email list and street team to spread the word about your music, concerts, contests etc. Remember to always keep your old fans and new audience informed about the latest news weekly/monthly. Maintain Contacts Once you have new contacts, don’t hesitate to send a short email to say that it was a pleasure to meet them. This is an opportunity to follow up on anything discussed face to face and arrange another meeting. Promote Music Write, create, and promote music that will excite people to draw them in. You want people to love your music as much as you do and make an instant and lasting impression of who you are as an artist/band. Social Media Networking on social media is the easiest way to network with musicians. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram make it accessible to instantly connect and communicate with your local music scene. youbloom CityReps can help by promoting shows. Never miss an opportunity to network and create a new relationship with someone. It’s great to have contacts; remember to share as well. Most importantly, enjoy meeting new people and creating new opportunities. Best of all, look forward to having long-lasting connections throughout your music career.
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