You may not be a big rock star (yet!), but … someday. It could happen.
Now is the time to either learn how to treat your fans the way they should be treated, or start practicing how to be annoying as only a star can be.
Here from Rolling Stone are a few things you could start working on now.
1. Show up ridiculously late
Rock stars aren’t accountants, and nobody expects them to take the stage at the precise moment listed on the ticket. We get that. A little late is good, even. It gives everyone time to park, deal with will call, wait in the bathroom line and get a beer. But some artists routinely take the stage two, three or even four hours late; Lauryn Hill, we’re looking squarely at you here.Continue reading Annoying Rock Star Behavior
By Cari Cole
Being a rockstar and having a music career in music is one of the most fulfilling and exciting lifestyles imaginable. But it’s not only reserved for those at the top.
You can master your own rockstar world with this quick and easy checklist I give all of my students. Rock on!
- Master Your Instrument/s(voice – and piano, guitar etc.)
- Impress yourself as if you were trying to impress your boss. Being a Rockstar is a job – treat it like one.
- Surround yourself with people better than you.
- Never think for a second that you can’t do it.
- Everything everybody says to you is advice– not gospel.
- Learn from the music you listen to and then take it one step further – rather than copy it.
- Never, never, ever burn bridges– There’s absolutely no reason to be vindictive or look down on anyone in the business – because hopefully you will have a long career and everyone’s working hard just like you.
- Make sure your whole camp is on board with your music and direction – There are plenty of people out there looking for great artists.
- Dress the part, act the part, live the part– because you are 24/7 marketing yourself – and there’s a lot of competition out there.
- It’s never about YOU – it’s always about THEM. Be interested in people – don’t blabber on about yourself. People do business with people they like.
- Despite popular opinion, those in the music industry that drink and do drugs are not nearly as respected as those that don’t.
Continue reading The Rockstar Checklist