In this Back to Basics episode of DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, David Andrew Wiebe discusses building relationships and why it’s so important to be proactive about regularly connecting with people as a musician.
For most people, networking and making new friends is a little outside of their comfort zone. And yet, it is one of the most important activities that a musician could be plunging into on a daily basis. The work that gets you results is often the hardest work there is to do.
However, meeting new people doesn’t have to be scary or difficult. Like anything else in life, you can make meeting people a part of your daily routine.
There are seven billion people on this planet, so even if you “mess up” a few interactions, there will always be more people to meet. If you do end up embarrassing yourself from time to time, it will never turn out to be as devastating as you might think, and the people you’re interacting with may not even see it that way.
Moreover, your vision and purpose should include other people. A music career is not built in a vacuum, and to grow a successful career, you will require the assistance of reviewers, publicists, fans, and others.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care, so start serving others and look for ways to make their day.
- David mentions How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- MUSIC: Beau Hall, “Sugar Rush”
- MUSIC: “Ecstatic”, David Andrew Wiebe © 2009
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.