Artist Development covers many areas of an artist's music career. A career being defined as a combination of both creative and business items which must be planned and managed professionally. Done correctly will assure continual progress towards a successful music career.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Music and Social Media Networking Events
Yes, they can help out a struggling INDIE artist as long as they realize most of these events are attending by establish social networking gurus. Most of these gurus are there to 'protect' their turf against outsiders. By this I mean, there are groups of well know music folks around America that do the 'scratch' my back and I'll 'scratch' your back routine. Any new person or group with as good or better ideas is shunned on and talked about in 'negative' ways. Many of these successful ones, forget at one time they needed help and were given help. Yet, instead of being mentors, they choose to be obstructiveness.
These so-called gurus, in the music industry, continue to try and impede anyone that encroaches on their so-call rights-of-passage turf. Which, they will soon learn, as the major labels do, their obstructiveness will be steam rolled by the new and ever-growing music independents around the world. INDIES that realize they and they alone are in charge of their success. INDIES that by doing a lot of research can learn and do anything anyone can teach them, albeit taking longer, but, it can be done.
The last point "thinking outside a music box." Music industry networking events are all the same people with the same information, which can become rather boring and may even make you think: I am making no progress and these events are hardly worth my time. Finding a lack of respect and a lot of clatters in those music events, you decided to start going to non-music-related events, such as general social media networking events. Of course, you talked about your music to people there and ended up getting a great deal of attention from them. Getting peoples attention is the first step into acquiring True Blue Fans. And, we all know, True Blue Fans, are the bottom line to have a successful and lasting music career.
SUMMARY: Looking back at those experiences, you point out a great advantage that you learned about how to effectively use social media "early." Also, you realized that all industries were related anyway. Your current goal is still to find things "early." Early will help reduce your road's length to success!