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Old 15th August 2007
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Originally Posted by dokushoka View Post
If you have done records that people in that scene know and like, you'll do ok. If you haven't done anything that anyone has heard of, prepare to eat Ramen for a few years...
Exactly. The best way to get business is to make good-sounding records! If your clients are happy, you can probably get by on their referrals alone. You can even set up a referral rewards system for your close clients. Most of the business I get is repeat business, or new clients from direct referrals. It's a good thing too, since I have a young one at home and I go to bed around 10pm every night and wake up around 6am and get up during the night a few times, so I can't really go out to shows.

If you haven't done a lot of work yet, you might consider working with some close friends for next to nothing/free just to get some projects under your belt.

Ramen is your friend.