19 - Best Practice & Etiquette for the Independent Artist
Good communication is a major key in most situations in life, and interacting with people in the music business is no different.
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
✅ 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
All of the above won’t guarantee a favourable response, but if read, will leave a good impression.