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As a musician, I wish someone would have told me sooner what I learned late in my music career: the best way to promote your music is by networking and building community. Too many bands act as if they are in competition with each other; they avoid playing shows with bands they feel threatened by because of similar skill level and style. This is the exact opposite of what will get you more fans. Instead of competing for some imaginary, singular success, support one another and build the scene. When the scene is strong more people pay attention and everybody wins: the bands get more fans and the fans find better music.
It occurred to me that the newest music won’t be backed by major labels. Since the record industries near collapse in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, record labels play it pretty safe. They invest their money in sure things; bands that have already sold lots of records and popular game show constestants. The music I like does not play it safe. The bands I like are artists before they are performers. I find them at my local music venues. They invest all of their money and time on their art so they can play for me for almost nothing. They are on tour, starving, trying to sell their album for gas money.
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