Working in the music industry can be a dream for many that is never fulfilled. Here are 10 ways an emerging musician can get into the industry.
1. Network, especially in your local industry. Go out to local gigs, follow local blogs, newsletters and street papers, listen to local radio stations. Meet as many people as you can. You never know you might meet the perfect band mate or songwriting partner.
2. Once you have a band together practice lots. Practice your instrument, your live performance and your songwriting. Organise some opportunities to perform in front of friends and ask them for real constructive criticism. You want to be as professional as you can be for your first booked show.
3. Attend local venues. Go out and support your local venues, and make sure you go to shows by local bands, not just touring bands. Make a note of how the…