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Networking is key to success in the music business

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Rob “Blasko” Nicholson explains networking’s role in his success in the music business – from his start as an underground hopeful, to center stage with Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne.

No doubt you’ve heard it before: networking is one of the most important skills you will need if you want to have success in the music business, whether you are an artist or music professional.

Rob “Blasko” Nicholson, Ozzy Osbourne’s bassist and manager of The Black Veil Brides, discusses how important it is to network and how building relationships was the key to his success in the music business.

“You know what the secret is?” Blasko reveals, “The hour that you’re onstage, that’s not the important part. It’s the other 23 hours of the day. If no one can stand you because you’re a raging asshole or a drug addict or whatever for 23 hours of the day, it doesn’t matter how good you are for the hour onstage.”

Blasko explains how networking played a role from very early on in his career, from his start as a musician, to underground hopeful, to center stage bass player and manager. Like he says, “Man, it is who you know.”

Steve Rennie (AKA the RENMAN), legendary music industry veteran and manager of Incubus for 17 years, helps aspiring musicians and industry professionals navigate today’s music business. Join him weekly on Renman MB Live, and get “insider access” to the industry. Remember – you don’t ask, you don’t get.

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