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Entries in Networking (8)

Saturday
Feb152014

Why Dress to Impress? The importance of always looking your best.

In this day and age it’s no wonder that looking your best is one of the most important aspects of gaining and maintaining business relationships. But why exactly should we do it. First of all, looking good is a great self-confidence booster. Nothing feels better than walking into a room and all eyes are on you!

Feeling under the weather? There’s no cure like fashion! Always remember to look better than you feel. Dress your best to be the best, after all, you never know who you might run into. Studies also show that when you “dress for success”, you’re bound to have a higher performance level. So not only will you feel good if you look good, but your work will reflect it!

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Friday
Jan242014

Webster Hall's Music Industry Mixer

Music Industry Hang- Winter Stay Warm Edition

Webster Hall is having an Music Industry Mixer on February 11th, 2014 at 7PM. This is a perfect opportunity for those in the music industry to network and socialize with others involved in the industry. This mixer also includes free drinks! This is a free event, but you must rsvp through the link below in order to enter this event. Please email me at camille@excessdb.com for more information.

 http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4029914&pl=webstudio&REFERRAL_ID=studio

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Thursday
Jan232014

'Meet and Jam' launches, helping musicians everywhere.

It helps musicians find and connect with each other. And, for the first time, they can also book studio time online. 

Musicians can put up profiles, list their influences and instruments, post video and audio, and then connect with each other. 

The video means you can have a good look at other musicians’ level and style before you contact them - saving time and embarrassment in the studio…

The site is for all genres and levels of ability. There are professional drummers on the site, looking for a new band, as well as enthusiastic amateurs looking to play more. There are singer-songwriters, violinists, trombonists, pianists, death metal lead guitarists, rappers… all wanting to meet and jam.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Your Network is your Net worth

Love it or hate it networking is a crucial part of modern day music business life. No matter what you want to achieve in any area – there are people out there that can assist you with your dreams. Networking means developing a broad list of contacts — people you’ve met through various social and business functions – and asking for their assistance in your endeavours. This skill is critical to your success particularly if you want to close the gap from where you are to where you want to be in the shortest amount of time.

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Tuesday
May152012

Music Business Networking Tips and How to Handle the Food and The Drink

We hate talking to strangers and unfortunately this seems to be a key skill in business! Networking – love it or hate it – in business we have to do it. Here are some more tips following on from my last post.

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Thursday
Dec222011

Guerrilla Promotion; Building Better MI Relationships

Contacting music industry professionals can be easy if you have the right approach. Unfortunately, many independent artists do not use the right approach and have limited success. The Guerrilla Promotion tips in this post are designed to help musicians that find it difficult to get in touch with or to work with music industry professionals. If you find yourself leaving a lot of message that don’t get returned, or cant get people on the phone, this article may help.

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Wednesday
Jan192011

7 Tips For Maintaining Relationships In The Music Business

In my dealings and conversations with successful artists, managers, labels, and other industry workers, it has become abundantly clear that increasing your chance of success can be done by embracing two very simple concepts: create great music, and develop great relationships.

Unfortunately, the second half of that equation is sometimes (mis)labeled as simply ‘who you know,’ which implies that an existing connection is required in order to succeed. Sure, having an uncle that works for a label, or having a friend from high school who is now the guitar tech for Coldplay can help, but that’s rare. Those who have succeeded have done so by working hard at developing, and maintaining, great relationships with those they work with.

Here are some tips for developing contacts with meaning:

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Tuesday
Aug312010

How NOT to Social Network

Myspace, as a medium for social networking, is useless. The signal to noise ratio has plummeted so low that there is essentially no point in trying to reach fans through MySpace. It’s all comment spam, automatic “friending” programs, and bots. Most myspace comment boards look like this:

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