Getting the most out of Networking Events

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Whether Reeperbahn Festival, Midem, SXSW or another of the numerous industry get-togethers: in the music industry, there is a lot of networking going on. Here you can make valuable contacts and not infrequently create a new job or project opportunity. But even though these events are usually rather casual, the attendance of a networking evening should not remain unplanned. Our Networking Timetable tells you how to get the most out of such a meeting.

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5 Benefits of smart Networking

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A fisherman throws out his net. By chance, but also by knowledge of the sea and fish, he catches big and small fish. However, fish will escape him if his net is not carefully tied. Nor does he rely on the fact that it is eternally net with one and the same yarn. He rebuilds and cares for it so that he will fish effectively and efficiently again and again.

Whoever does networking knows this procedure. Or maybe not? Personal networks are deliberately and systematically built up, maintained and used. We all do networking, but this will be even more successful if we pay attention to a few things and become aware of the potential consequences. Whoever does networking properly, i. e. systematically, has more potential for success than the one who leads many relationships to many people unplanned. Networking, i. e. the network of relationships, has great potential that can only be exploited through systematic and goal-consciousness. Just like the fishing net, the network of contacts must be carefully maintained and renewed so that no catch is missed.

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VIDEO: The Power of Networking - Eva Ries

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Part 2 of our video series “The Power of Networking”

The music industry is, like all creative industries, the prime example of the relevance of networking. Especially in this area, creative processes and services and the emotional involvement with the own work and person have a significant impact and are important. tamanguu executes interviews with several selected interesting personalities of the music industries about their experiences, knowledge and opinions regarding networking and relationship management.

We are glad and proud to present this interview with the internationally experienced, high-profile artist manager Eva Ries, who has been working for 25 years in the USA in various positions. Outstanding to mentioned are her management activities for RZA / Wu-Tang Clan, her position as Vice President International Marketing at Sony Music and her A&R and general manager activities for BMG Ariola with the signing of DJ Tomekk feat. Curse “Ich lebe für Hip Hop”.

This interview is held in German language. Therefore, we prepared the videos with subtitles which you can enable in the YouTube player. Additionally to the subtitles, you can read the full transcript of the interview below.

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Why a strong Network is crucial for Success

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Sure, tamanguu.contacts stands for networking and relationship management. A tool that helps to strengthen relationships with important contacts in your own network.

In this blog article I explain why a strong network is crucial for economic success. Charles Fairchild writes in his book “Pop Idols and Pirates” to go with it: The aim of (the music industry) is to benefit from the dissemination of music material via sustainable networks. (…) This can best be achieved by creating and controlling effective networks of social, economic and cultural strength”.

This article discusses these components and the advantages of an effective, well-maintained network.

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VIDEO: The Power of Networking - Leandra Preissler

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Part 1 of our video series “The Power of Networking”

The music industry is, like all creative industries, the prime example of the relevance of networking. Especially in this area, creative processes and services and the emotional involvement with the own work and person have a significant impact and are important. tamanguu executes interviews with several selected interesting personalities of the music industries about their experiences, knowledge and opinions regarding networking and relationship management.

This first interview is held in German language. Therefore, we prepared the videos with subtitles which you can enable in the YouTube player. Additionally to the subtitles, you can read the full transcript of the interview below.

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