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4 Ways to Turn Online Conversations Into Offline Relationships

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It's never been easier to digitally communicate with people who work in the music industry. From artists and their managers to bloggers and their websites, one online conversation can transform into a vital relationship that carries its weight in gold both on- and offline.

But consistently turning these online interactions into relationships that extend beyond your screen can be challenging. Everyone is fighting for attention while not trying to come across as desperate, which makes it important to always have well-thought-out communication strategies in place. Here are four ways to turn online conversations into long-lasting, offline relationships that are mutually beneficial.  

How to Make and Maintain Great Music Industry Connections

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“It’s all about who you know” is a cliche repeated so often that we simply tune it out. But the fact is, it’s true. And it’s not just who you know – it's also what kind of relationships you have. There are artists who have been very successful simply because they're great "hangs."

If you're only able to do one thing to improve your music career, it should be working on your ability to make and maintain great connections. It’s something that I’m always trying to work on, and it’s something that you can start working on right now. Here's how.

14 Quick Fire Networking Tricks for Guitarists

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Networking is something all musicians should be doing. This doesn't mean that you have to be great at it; it just means that it's something you should do. If you're a guitarist and you're looking for work, the quickest way to find more gigs is to meet more people. Here are 14 networking tricks you can put to immediate use.

How to Not Blow Your Music Industry Meeting

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If you're the creative type, business probably doesn't come naturally to you. You'd rather be off by yourself writing songs or daydreaming than in a stuffy office, and are uncomfortable in that kind of setting. We got your back – this post is for you.

Musicians: How to Be More Confident in Networking Situations

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Networking. A dreaded term for introverted musicians... and really everyone, sometimes. The concept can be quite uncomfortable and pretty awkward. We're somehow supposed to go into a situation with loads of professional strangers and strike up a conversation about our lifelong career aspirations, but play it off as no big deal.

Uh, what?

The whole ordeal is still foreign to many of us and can turn into a storm of stress and anxiety. What happens if you mess up? Or you don’t know how to start the conversation? Fear no more – here are some tips to ease the tension, start the conversation, and gain more confidence to meet and make music industry connections.