19 - Best Practice & Etiquette for the Independent Artist

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Good communication is a major key in most situations in life, and interacting with people in the music business is no different.⁣⁣
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A big thing to remember is that on the other end of an email, phone line or DM is a person. And if we approach virtual communications as if they were happening face to face, some of us may adjust our style.⁣⁣ 👀 ⁣⁣
A few tips ⁣⁣
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✅ introduce yourself⁣⁣
✅ communicate why you’ve approach that person specifically, perhaps including something you like about their work⁣⁣
✅ pitch clearly and concisely. This might be the moment to be creative in your approach whilst remaining professional⁣⁣
✅ request how you’d like them to respond (if you want feedback/advice etc)- remember to be polite⁣⁣
✅ thank them for their time⁣⁣
✅ keep it short⁣⁣
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All of the above won’t guarantee a favourable response, but if read, will leave a good impression. ⁣

Bianca Rose