posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 09:16 PM
Be kind to everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. The music industry is pretty small, and your reputation will go a long way.
Practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice. Then practice some more. No matter how good you are, there is ALWAYS
room for improvement. Constantly building your skills will help you out greatly. It's a very competitive field and no one wants to listen to someone
who's not that great.
Get to know people and build contacts. They could help you out someday. Also, be willing to help them out too.
Play as often as you can. Even if it's a small venue, just go for it. Don't overschedule yourself and wear yourself out, but don't make a habit of
constantly turning down gigs. And always show up early. If you have a reputation of being willing and reliable, it'll be more likely that people will
ask you/recommend you to play gigs in the future.
Always give a good show, whether you're playing for 5 people or 5,000 people. The size of the audience doesn't matter, as each individual deserves
your best (especially if they're paying to see you)
Read and learn as much as you can about the legal side of the music industry. Also, try to keep up as much as you can with what's going on in the
industry (new technologies, artists, etc.)
Many of these have already been stated above, but that's all I can think of right now.