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Networking Tips for Audio Production Students

July 17, 2012 IADT Nashville, IADT General, Audio Production 0 Comments

Networking in Audio ProductionNetworking is an important part of every industry; however, when it comes to competitive fields such as audio production, it is a necessity.

  • Join LinkedIn – By joining LinkedIn, you can grow an active network of contacts and start to grow your name within the audio industry. By participating in groups and discussions, you can start to grow your presence.
  • Take classes – By investing in audio production classes, you can not only learn new techniques and skills, you can also meet valuable contacts through your professors and fellow classmates.
  • Attend networking events – In your area, you might find there are a variety of audio production events. By attending these events, you will have the chance to interact with other professionals in the field.
  • Utilize music-sharing sites – While you might already use music-sharing sites to showcase your audio production, you can also use the sites to network. Interact with people that comment or download your songs. Also, use the opportunity to comment and interact with other music.
  • Take advantage of social media – Along with LinkedIn, consider using your other social media profiles to connect with industry leaders. Social media is a great way to meet new people and make new connections.

Once you’ve made a solid network of contacts, it’s important to engage them. Ask questions and try to articulate what you are looking for and how others may help you. Express your interests and most importantly, be genuine. Networking is all about building trust and relationships.

Want to learn more about audio production? Consider enrolling in an audio production training program offered at a school near you.

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