• Clement S. Sealy, Jr.

Networking: Music Conferences 2

This article is a continuation of Networking at music conferences and what you should do to make it a more pleasurable and productive experience.

To-Do 2

In the previous article, one of the things to do was schedule meetings. If you’ve attended a few conferences, met a few people stayed in contact with, it is a good idea to ask if they are willing to have a cup of coffee to sit down and chat. Asking questions always get your answers and shows that you are interested in their opinion. Remember, if advice is given try it if it works thank them for it if it doesn’t thank them for it, but keep them informed of your progress.

To-Do 3.

Business cards.

Keep it simple with your name and contact information on it. a suggestion to put your website information on it as well. You will be meeting a lot of people at these events. There is no need for fancy photos, music or press releases. This is not the place for that. When you take a card, write down the information of the person you met on the card.

To-Do 4

Music Put together a few, professional-quality material with you. If the opportunity comes where someone does find an interest in you, it is good to have material available. If you don’t have professional material available then don’t bring it. It is better to represent yourself as a professional than to provide material that will not represent you well. Yes, it is ok to tell them that you’re in production. However, if you think that you have a material strong enough to present, just remember, You’ll only have one chance to make a first impression. That first impression should be a high quality, professionally mixed and mastered representation of your music. The people you are going to meet have heard it all and they know the difference between a professionally processed product and what your home studio or a friend’s garage production sounds like. Save up and spend the money to get what you need to be done professionally.

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