One of the most underutilized tools for networking in this industry is Facebook Groups. Tons of music industry-related groups out there are actively sharing knowledge within communities of like-minded individuals just like you. In these groups, you can ask for support, get advice, inquire about job opportunities and so much more.
Remember: It’s all about who you know.
Grow your network with these Music Biz Facebook Groups:
Artist Managers Connect
Artist Managers Connect is a digital community of artist managers from around the world who are dedicated to sharing knowledge, advice, and opportunities in order to better serve our artists and the industry as a whole. Industry pros and newbies alike have a lot to gain from this group.
“AMC is my favorite group on Facebook. Everybody in the group is supportive of each other and it’s opened up a lot of avenues for collaboration. They’re always doing meet-ups and events in various cities. Also, it’s not just for Artist Managers – members of the group work in all areas of the industry, so it’s a great way to meet new people and connect!”, says Randy Ojeda, Founder of Cigar City Management & Client Development Associate @ Symphonic.
Music Biz Besties
All you ladies out there, these next two are for you. Music Biz Besties is a private group for female musicians & industry leaders hosted and founded by Katherine Forbes. Katherine started the group with a love for networking and a yearning for a strong community of women all working together to make their dreams come to life. In the group, you’ll have access to job opportunities, a community of music lovers just like you, and insights for how to make it in an industry that’s all about hustle and networking.
Here at Symphonic, we’ve got our own FB group that fosters a supportive space for the indie music community to talk about the industry. Members can collaborate together to share knowledge on best practices, make valuable connections, and share related content. In Symphonic Fam, everyone is free to ask questions and share helpful tips and tricks with a supportive community of music industry peeps. This group is all about helping each other out by empowering independent musicians everywhere to do what they love.
GBTRS Music Industry Networking Group
This group is dedicated to helping women in music network, exchange opportunities, and provide some much-needed empowerment and support. Similar to the last group, GBTRS Music Industry Networking Group is a networking focused group and non-profit working to find opportunities for women, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people only. If you’re looking for some meaningful networking opportunities, this is a great one to check out.
Music Launch Hub
Music Launch Hub is all about meeting likeminded people across the globe and getting crowdsourced support for whatever music-related industry career you’re after. Whether you’re an aspiring musician or an industry professional, this group is a safe space to learn, share, and offer support while helping each other build sustainable careers in the industry.
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There’s power in a community. Luckily, there’s a vast network of people just as obsessed with this industry as you are. With all this knowledge at your disposal, there’s no dream too big or goal out of reach.