Who do you buy from? How do you choose from the wide range of products and services available? Is there a specific way we should be conducting ourselves and interfacing with businesses we choose to work with?

In this episode of The New Music Industry, I look at doing business in the music business, and offer some tips on how to get the best results possible from those you buy from.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:18 – What’s to come for the podcast
  • 00:58 – The music business is a handshake business
  • 02:13 – Doing business in the music business
  • 03:05 – Trust, but verify
  • 04:33 – Two sides to the equation: The business and the customer
  • 05:55 – You’re not paying for products or services, you’re paying for value and results
  • 10:02 – The challenges that come with pricing
  • 10:47 – Guilty until proven innocent
  • 11:59 – Mistakes will be made (it’s human)
  • 12:58 – Don’t ask a business to work on performance (unless that’s their model)
  • 16:45 – Don’t tell someone how to do their job (unless you’re willing to pay more)
  • 23:53 – Do your homework
  • 25:51 – Final thoughts

Transcription:

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