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Music Industry Quick Tip: Know Who You’re Contacting

January 23rd, 2021 by
Music Industry Quick Tip Know Who You're Contacting

Whether you are promoting your music, looking for a label, trying to snare a manager or agent, or trying to establish any kind of music industry relationship, there is a simple, yet often overlooked, trick you can use to increase your chances of success – know who you’re contacting.

Sounds pretty obvious, right? Well, it doesn’t just mean to know someone’s name and email address.

  • What is their job?
  • What kind of experience do they have?
  • What kind of music do they like?

There are a few reasons why doing your homework before you approach someone with your music makes sense:

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