It’s no secret that the music industry is a dirty business. Music executives will tell you
exactly what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear.
The good news is our team of experts has seen it all and we’re here to decode the lies most often told by music industry insiders.
Scroll down to read the top 3 lies you’re likely to encounter as you chase your dream.
Lie #1 – “I like it.”
The reality is, music industry executives hear thousands of songs a week and they’ll tell you they like it just to get rid of you. To combat this, make sure you’re ready with a unique song that stops them in their tracks. Example: Despacito
Lie #2 – “I’ll get back to you.”
More than likely, if you hear this, you’ll never hear from them. Tune into non-verbal ques to see if they’re sincere and if your intuition tells you they are not, it’s time to look elsewhere. If this happens, do your research and seek honest feedback before setting up other meetings.
Lie #3 – “I can get your song cut.”
First of all, unknown writers rarely get songs placed with a known artist. It’s extremely competitive and it takes a long time to establish yourself. Our advice is to attend as many songwriter nights as you can. Start networking, and pay attention to the songs that stand out above the others. Soon you’ll have allies in the songwriting world and the skills you need to succeed writing a hit song.
Thanks for reading through our list of lies told by Music Industry insiders. We hope this info will help you steer clear of unneccesary heartache and keep your expections realistic as you begin meeting and dealing with industry insiders.
Remember, the stars you know and love today worked really hard to get where they are. It takes everybody a long time to achieve their dreams, and it likely will for you too. But you can do it- and we’re here to help you every step of the way!