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4 Types of People Musicians Should Connect With on LinkedIn

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Read parts one and two of our "LinkedIn for Musicians" series to learn how to fill up your profile and take your first steps before continuing to the tips below.

One of the best things about social media is meeting new people. While not every platform is created for that – we all feel a bit uncomfortable when we receive friend requests from people we don’t know on Facebook – there are plenty of sites these days that are made for strangers to connect. Myspace (remember that?) was one example, and Twitter is a more relevant one. LinkedIn is the most professional option, and one where connecting with someone you barely know – or don’t know at all – is almost universally accepted.

So, since most people are okay with that sort of thing on LinkedIn, why not take advantage of it? You may not have an opportunity to meet some people in person just yet, but you can at least reach out to them digitally. Networking is one of the single best things you can do to further your career (whatever that may be), and doing so with the right people can make all the difference. But who should you connect with, and how do you find them? Here are four groups of folks you should add immediately, and where to find them.

4 Things Musicians Should Do Immediately After Joining LinkedIn

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Read part one of our "LinkedIn for Musicians" series to learn how to fill up your profile before continuing on to the tips below.

Having a LinkedIn page is important these days if you want to be a professional and make a living doing, well, almost anything. Once you've set up a profile that looks great and tells the story of who you are, it's good to actually use it! The website can be great for meeting new people and reconnecting with old ones – as long as you know what you're doing and run with it. Here are four more tips to make LinkedIn work for you and your music.

3 Must-Dos for Every Musician's LinkedIn Page

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While they're often creative, fun, crazy, and exciting, many musicians aren't know for their business skills. That’s fine most of the time (you’re probably not worried about your resume when you’re rocking out at a festival), but if you want to make a living with your music, you're going to have to work with people in a business setting sometimes – so it would be wise to get yourself a LinkedIn page. Setting one up may seem daunting and totally out of your wheelhouse, but don’t worry, it's not that hard.