Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Articles → Meet three new people every week

One of the best books about the music business was called “Making It in the New Music Business” by James Riordan.

He suggested that, as an aspiring musician (or producer/agent/writer/etc.) - you make a point to meet three new people in the music industry every week.

Imagine that! Three new people every single week - people that could actually help your career! In a year from now you’ll have relationships with over 150 new people that are potential “lottery tickets” - and hopefully the interest is mutual.

The thing is, you have to develop these relationships.

Put them on your A, B, or C list. Stay in touch. Go beyond the introduction, and really get to know these people, what they’re looking for in business and life, what they’re interested in, and how you can help them.