Tips For New Artists
There’s no manual for the independent artist life, so we gathered a few tips that may be useful in our experience working with local and rising talent. You’re welcome bae.
- Always ask your producer to create show mixes of your music. A show mix is a version of your song that removes the lead vocals allowing you to sing them live. Without a show mix, you may look as you’re lipsyncing with your music or may risk sounding doubled.
- Compose formal emails. Treat your music career like your job, not a hobby. Create a greeting and use complete sentences when corresponding with event curators.
- If you have a performance booked, you should rehearse. Stage fright is a real thing and you will look extremely awkward on stage if you don’t practice. And when you do, your performance won’t be its best.
- Familiarize yourself with local tastemakers in your community. Trust us, your social media profile doesn’t just pop up on our feeds. Take some time to introduce yourself to event producers and curators. If you can, make the effort on social media.
- Make sure social handles and music links are consistent across all social media and easy to find. The second a curator can’t find what they are looking for, they give up.
- Turn on post notifications for tastemakers, local performance platforms, venues, radio shows and more so you’ll never miss a performance.
- Study music. You don’t know everything just because you can carry a tune. Research your favorite performers, how your favorite tracks were made, how the songs you hate blew up, and more. The more you know about your craft, the better.
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