I’d rather be networking than not working

I just read an interesting article about networking in the music business, called The Fine Art of Networking by Kenny Kerner.

It starts like this

“Don’t be afraid of the word. It doesn’t bite. In the music business, “networking” is just a fancy term for “hanging out.” For our Jewish readership, it’s “schmoozing.” There, I can see you’re smiling already. That’s better.

The best way to learn and to make connections is to hang out—I mean network. Back in the ’70s, when I wanted to learn about producing records, I hung out at recording studios and asked questions of other producers and engineers. And even though I was just hanging out, to others in the Biz, I was in fact, networking.

Enough already. I’m going to assume you now know what the word means and move on to more important things—like how to network and why it’s so incredibly important to your careers.”

Read the whole article.

Reprinted with permission from TAXI: the world’s leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and TV shows.

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2 Responses to “I’d rather be networking than not working”

  1. Mrs. Z Says:

    Pssst. The linky is broken Dan.

  2. songwriterstipjar Says:

    Thanks for catching it. I fixed the link. Sorry for the delay. The article is well worth reading.

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