1) Embrace the new.
Don’t be afraid to work in new genres and styles!
2) Expand your view.
Collaborate with people outside of your city/state/country. The internet allows us to connect with people all over the world!
3) Lose the ego.
Open your mind to something new, and be willing to learn.
4) Network, network, network!
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there to others. Network with musicians, artists, producers and creators.
5) Be you.
Be your authentic self.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is just the basics. . . looking for more? Check out the episode “Artistic Collaboration for the DIY Musician” on the the Metro Music Makers podcast, where hosts Mark Grundhoefer and Allison Jarrell discuss the benefits of collaborating with other musicians and artists. Our hosts share their own experiences collaborating with songwriters, instrumentalists and producers, and cover what it takes to pull off a successful collaboration.