There is typically a common denominator between those people I highly respect in the music industry:
- How they treat other people in all levels of profession
The music business is an amazing industry to be a part of, but like any business it can be difficult to navigate relationships and networking that may appear genuine, but found out to be purely based on a pervasive “what can you do for me” mentality. It is tricky to separate yourself from those situations, so just be aware, acknowledge it, see it for what it is and don’t be deluded by it. More importantly, surround yourself with people who are passionate about music, artists and who you trust and respect. Care about people more than positions and power. And don’t let the industry define who you are.
We are all in this together and life is too short.