This article made me think about how true it is that networking in the music business is absolutely crucial to your chances of success.

As a DIY musician you need every break you can get and you never know who might help you climb the slippery pole.

To effectively manage affairs for your artist, you’re going to have to master both the ability to rock Twitter and Facebook, while being the “boots on the ground” support to connect with booking agents, press, and street team leaders during the early stages of an artist’s project.

In my own experience, I find that you need to be where your scene is – at the gigs and clubs obviously. But there are other bars and coffee shops where music business people hang out. It’s not all late night!

And don’t just think what someone can do for you. Think about how you can help them. It’s a network, not a private gang of helpers!

Read the post and the one it links to here.