This article originally appeared on performermag.com.
Looking back, the outcome of our final meeting could have easily been predicted. However, at the time, I was completely disappointed. Our first meeting had gone very well, a lunch at a nice restaurant in midtown with the publicist who had put us in touch.
"I'm hearing some really great buzz about your work," was the first comment this potential manager made to me once we'd gotten through the initial small talk. I could feel every cell in my body smile when I heard those words – "lots of great buzz about your work" – what artist doesn't dream of hearing an expert in their industry say that to them? This was going to happen, I could feel it.
I went home that afternoon excited, called some friends, met for a few drinks. We talked about how hard we'd all worked, for so many years, and now finally, after so much time, I was going to get a break.