“Networking is an essential part of building wealth” – Armstrong Williams
The right connections can help catapult your career to the next level. A lot of the times, its not what you know, but who you know. This is especially true in the music industry. Here are 3 simple networking tips to help you establish more meaningful relationships:
Don’t Avoid Face-To-Face Interactions: In order to create meaningful connections, you have to communicate in person. By talking to someone in person, you establish a more personal connection. Platforms such as Facebook have made it so that we don’t need to have face-to-face interactions anymore. Don’t rely solely on technology!
Know Who Your Speaking With: Are you speaking with an editor for a magazine, or with a label executive? You wouldn’t communicate with both the same way. A conversation with an editor will likely be more informal than with a label exec. It is important that you know whom you are talking with, so you know how to approach the conversation.
Follow Up: Reach out to the people you spoke with. Send a short email the following day. This simple gesture goes a long way. By doing this, you are reminding them of who you are. You are also beginning to establish a relationship after your initial connection.
Take advantage of all available networking opportunities. Knowing the right people, and forming meaningful relationships is important for the progression of any musician’s career.
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Luis Valle is an aspiring journalist. His passions include music, fashion, food, and collecting sneakers. He also enjoys traveling and exploring different parts of the world. The motto he lives by is this: “You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough”