In the music business many people will tell you that it's not about what
you do but who you know. This is true to a certain extent. You still need to
produce a quality product whether that be music, production, or management, but
after you have relatively mastered your skill set, you need to make sure that
you are marketing yourself and your music to the right crowd. Especially if you
are new to a city or music scene getting the right music industry contact
information is a must.
If you have a lot of free time on your hands, you can get nearly all the
music business contact information that you could want free from the internet.
However, this means spending days, if not weeks, digging through the results of
Google searches and laboriously copying all of the information you find on
individual musician's and label's websites into a full directory. You can try
and take a shortcut and look up a free directory such as the one put out by
Yahoo! but there is no guarantee that that information is up to date.
Instead, you should save yourself the time and headache by getting your
music business contact information from one of the many services that provide
annually updated directories of all the music industry people and companies that
you should know. For instance All Music Industry Contacts produces a CD-ROM
database that contains all the phone numbers, email addresses, and websites that
you will need to know to get your music heard by the right people. Other sites
provide similar series. There are also paper directories produced every year
that act as a specialized phone book for the music industry. When you are
looking for music industry contact information, start local and then expand into
national and international markets.
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