First Impressions are now more important than ever.
Everyone is tired of that same old phrase “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. It is repeated ad nauseum from business schools to beauty pageants and everywhere in between. As much as I would rather say to throw away the stuffy old phrases, parables and sayings, this is one that seems to grow more and more true every day. Especially in the music industry.
Of course it is important to make that strong initial impression, that is first and foremost. Second, having all the music, assisting materials, image, business elements and the presentation of these pieces in place is paramount and required. Third is knowing how to individually and specifically present to the person, company, or agency, and doing it the right way.
This last paragraph represents the gold standard that has been a requirement of the industry for years. The musicians that move forward are those that have all the elements in place. If they don’t, they might want to hold up on their forward motion and get those elements in order.
One response to “First Impressions…”
My son is one of those people. He is 16 and has plyaed the violin since he was 4. He now plays violin, guitar, banjo, ukelele, and pretty much anything he gets his hands on. You’re normal. :-) He breathes music. I do too. Where is the link for your list? Don’t see it, but I’m kinda blonde like that! :-)