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March 16, 2013

12 Music Industry Tips from Joseph Miller

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Always be sure to thank everyone who helped you get where you are today. Appreciate people. 
 
Always make sure the money you bring in makes more money for you. Invest it in other companies, other things that bring you more income.
 
Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”
 
Always find a way to have yourself stand out. Brand yourself as unique and original.
 
Provide something of value, especially when you’re cold pitching.
 
Establish your network. Follow up and maintain a relationship. Don’t call out of the blue and look for a handout.
 
Speak your mind politely but firmly.
 
Always be thinking outside of the box. If you see trends in different businesses, tie those in to your own business model.
 
Get to know names of people and companies in the business. Get an internship training.
 
Always follow through on what you say you’ll do. If you say you’ll be someplace, be there.
 
Be relentless and well-organized, thick skinned but humble. Expect to hear the word “no” many times, but don’t think they didn’t like you. Mostly, people go through their network first before they work with some one new.
 
Attend every networking event you can, even if it’s not specifically in music or entertainment. Say “yes” to every opportunity. 
 
If you’d like to ask Joseph Miller about music supervision, you can contact him at jmiller@audiominemusic.com