101 Guide on Making an Ideal Impression Within the Music Industry

Whenever we meet new people, they are always bound to judge us – the same way we would judge them. As humans, it is in our nature to do so, and we cannot help that. And so we look for ways that can give people the best impression of ourselves, especially when it involves our career.

One of the few industries that really focus on impressions include the music industry. The reputation you carry, and other people’s perception of you can make a huge impact on your music career. The moment you reach out and start developing business partnerships with managers, promoters, or other musicians, it is crucial for you to be conscious of the impression that you are leaving on them.

Of course, that does not mean you have to be fake being nice – everyone can tell when you do that. Instead, focus on being nice, knowing your material, and delivering a professional performance. In fact, take a look at Phillip Sanders’ music career – one of the finest musicians of our time.

As an American country music artist and songwriter, Sanders has been involved in the music industry for a long time. Being born to Charles Rodney Sanders, a traditional country music songwriter, Sanders was raised surrounded by music throughout his childhood. He began his career as a country music artist and songwriter in 2016, and the following year, he wrote “Never Thought I Could Change,” which eventually led him to write “With Her I’am” which hit #10 on Joyce Ramgatie’s top 40’s single chart.

After that success, he began to work on other songs such as “I Don’t Think I Will” in 2019, hitting the Joyce Ramgatie European Country Music Top 40’s Singles chart twice. Additionally, he has also been on the Top 200 European Country Music Charts and released his song “I Don’t Think I Will” to the SoundClick Country Music Charts, and it hit #3 on Traditional Country and #21 in all sub-genres.

Naturally, it was not easy for him to make it big in the industry, but he worked and triumphed to reach the top – which is why he wants to share tips with other beginner artists so that they have a better experience than him when they join the industry.

Do Not Show Hesitation When Talking About the Money

The talk of money can make many people awkward or even uncomfortable, but you should be more confident about it because there is nothing to feel bad about when it is a matter between you and the people you are working with.

Many veterans have often said that being direct about money might seem pushy but is appreciated most times. Plus, once you are done with these matters, you can focus all your time on the fun and creative parts of your work.

Always Be Punctual

One of the most obvious things is to be punctual for everything, but you will be surprised how many people do not follow this rule.

Being on time or even coming in early can give you a bonus reputation point when you are meeting up with promoters or any other influential person who can significantly impact your career. Moreover, if the other party is late, you can be forgiving and gracious – adding another bonus reputation point for your benefit.