Just read this: http://raprehab.com/confessions-of-a-failed-hip-hop-artist/
As musicians, we easily fall into the neediness trap: “If I just get in with this person and split a show with that guy and get reviewed on that blog…I’ll have it made!”
We think our success depends on how others view us, and so we push and push to make better impressions on the “right” people, thinking we’re lost without this or that big-name person giving us compliments and shaking our hand.
This is the poison.
Here’s the truth: Yes, it IS about who you know. But this truth can be anyone’s downfall.
What to do? Try to develop strong face-to-face relationships with average listeners; don’t just shout everything over the Internet. And if you happen to approach a person of clout, relate to them from your heart, and not from your business model.
Rob Jay learned the hard way, and I salute him for sharing his candid story.