If you’re going to contact someone (unsolicited) in hopes of furthering your music career, you should make it quick, be concise, provide relevant links and spell the person’s name properly…seriously! Also, don’t just randomly email music industry people without a specific purpose and pitch. You must personalize your plan of attack for each and every person you contact and bring up specific needs and/or questions. Asking someone to simply help you get famous is not detailed enough.

This may seem obvious to many of you, but tons of musicians get this wrong and burn bridges. So, make sure to respect people’s time, do your research and target your pitches!