Making a name for yourself in the music industry can take decades. In most cases, it’s all about who you know and being in the right place at the perfect time. There’s a relentless hustle you have to possess in order to get to the winner’s circle, especially since the business is no longer a free-for-all in terms of employment. An upward side to your chances of landing your dream gig is that a 10 percent increase in the number of music jobs in the U.S. has been projected through 2020, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you feel you’re lacking the knowledge or resources to launch a career in music we’ve got you covered. Here are a few pointers we picked up at the Urban Fetes panel at SXSW sponsored by AKOO.