THE STRATEGIC GOAL: to build and maintain a team of people who can help you succeed at your music without having you do it all yourself

REFERENCE PAGE: IndieGuide.com/Team

Table of Contents

Section: Why To Network

The Top Three Reasons Why You Need To Build Your Network
The Four Options You Have To Get Things Done

Section: Networking Strategies And Techniques

What Every Musician Needs To Know About Networking
The Top Three Ways To Network
The Top Three Ways To Give Back To People In Your Network And Keep Them Involved
How To Expand Your Reach With Social Networks
How To Find People To Fill Skills That You Need When Your Network Runs Dry
The Number One Forgotten Network
How To Use Your Network To Raise Money
How To Network In The Music Industry

Links and Extras

Introduction

From this section: "Even labels don’t try to do everything themselves. Most keep a minimal
staff, and then hire professionals, companies, and ser vices to help them with the roles they need."

David Taylor 2

Section: Why To Network
The Top Three Reasons Why You Need To Build Your Network

From this section: "One of the goals of networking is to find people with the skills and talents you need."

The Four Options You Have To Get Things Done

From this section: "Every how-to we cover in the guide comes down to four simple choices."

Section: Networking Strategies And Techniques
What Every Musician Needs To Know About Networking

From this section: "The word 'networking' scares most people."

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
George Hrab
Board Game Geek

The Top Three Ways To Network

From this section: "There are many books on the subject of networking, but below are three simple and effective ways to connect with others to help you and your music."

International Pop Overthrow
The Locals
Music Industry Workshop
DragonCon

The Top Three Ways To Give Back To People In Your Network And Keep Them Involved

From this section: "It’s important not only to add people to your network but also to give credit to everyone who helps you out on the way to keep them motivated."

The Song of the Day

How To Expand Your Reach With Social Networks

From this section: "With today’s social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, it’s easier than ever to reach out and contact others."

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Google+ 

How To Find People To Fill Skills That You Need When Your Network Runs Dry

From this section: "You can head to Web sites where the people with the skills you need post their availability for hire."

Adobe Forums
Final Cut Pro Forums
CreativeCow
oDesk
Elance
Craigslist

The Number One Forgotten Network

From this section: "It’s easier than ever to reach out to them and ask them to help, and you never know what skills they may have, or whether they are connected to someone that can help you out."

How To Use Your Network To Raise Money

From this section: "There’s a lot to using these sites effectively (and some tax implications as
well)."

Kickstarter
IndieGogo
Pledgemusic
Pomplamoose
Pogomix

There’s many other crowdfunding sites for music, however, Consider the following:

See this article for some background. 

7 Best Crowdfunding Sites for Musicians

More crowdfunding sites:
Artistshare
Sellaband 
Artisteconnect
Oocto
Feed the Muse
Tunefund

How To Network In The Music Industry

From this section: "Conferences, for musicians, used to primarily be about trying to get signed to a label. But this has changed...."

Just Plain Folks
The Velvet Rope
Harmony Central
Old Town School Of Folk Music
Bloom School of Jazz
Mary Datcher
South by Southwest
NAMM
MIDEM