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Saturday, February 04, 2006 

Email Etiquette

Okay it's time for me to rant about a pet peeve, email etiquette. It amazes me how unprofessional musicians can be when it comes to email. So many decide they should add email addresses to their mailing list WITHOUT asking first. Bad! So many send out emails to people they don't know (like me) with MP3s and .jpg files attached. Really bad!

Here is some free, useful advice:
DO NOT send MP3s to industry professionals unless they ask you too. What is more effective is to strike up a conversation with someone either by phone or email. Get them interested in you so they will want to listen. Then send them a link to your EPK or Myspace page. This makes you and your music more memorable.

Remember, when it comes to the music business you have to think like a business person. Play it smart.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

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