Seratones2-Pooneh GhanaWhile many musicians starting out may assume such things are inevitable, the reality is that most musicians don’t get offered a record deal, although this often the result of three all too common critical, and avoidable mistakes.

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In this latest from MusicThinkTank, Tom Hess outlines three common and devastating mistakes artists make which can sabotage their chances at a record deal.

“It’s a mistake to spend all of your time practicing your musical skills and songwriting when you want to grow a music career. These elements are important, but record companies look for actual business value in musicians they work with. They can find good musicians anywhere…what they want is someone who has the total package of: musical skills, business mindset and other skills beyond raw musical abilities.”

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