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Artist Dos and Don'ts

Show up on time - read your runsheet for when load in and sound check is
Go to other gigs around town to show support and meet other musicians - this will help you in the long run get you more gigs and shares when you release new music
Thank the venue and the person who organised the gig. It's a lot of work
Listen to local music
Make friends with local press - radio, magazine
Make a press kit
Send your songs to local radios
Have something unique about you - it will make you stand out from the crowd
Be yourself - people don't like phoneys - exception of alter egos or portraying stories - don't sell out
Contribute to backline - it earns you brownie points for helping out
Promote the gigs you are playing
Have a goal and steps for releases - new songs, album, music video

Show up when you are supposed to play 
Leave right after you play
Talk yourself down
Be arrogant - you are not the best musician in the world and nobody will respect you
Expect a reply from big wigs
Rush your production
Put down others
Play every week (unless you are a hire band) - people will get tired of you
Get black out drunk at your own gig
Expect big things if you put in no work

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"If youre gonna put your faith in something, then it better shape who you are and what people see in you."

Hayley Williams

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