One of the most underutilized tools for networking in this industry are Facebook groups. Every day, tons of music industry-related groups are actively sharing knowledge within communities of like-minded individuals just like you. In these groups, you can ask for support, get advice, inquire about job opportunities and so much more. Here are some of our favorites…
Music Business Facebook Groups You Should Join
DIY Tour Postings
If you’re a musician planning a tour, DIY Tour Postings should be a staple in your bag of tricks. This one is a killer resource for those in need of gigs to play, opening acts, or even if you’re a talent buyer or scout looking for potential acts for your next show.
Last minute realizing you aren’t selling as many tickets to your upcoming show as you’d hoped? In here, you can promote yourself without censorship and they will help you to fill your concerts with people. This group is also full of seasoned tour vets who know the ins and outs of tour life and offer valuable advice for those who are new to the game.
Artist Managers Connect
Artist Managers Connect is a digital community of artist managers from around the world who are dedicated to sharing knowledge, advice, and opportunities in order to better serve our artists and the industry as a whole. Industry pros and newbies alike have a lot to gain from this group.
“AMC is my favorite group on Facebook. Everybody in the group is supportive of each other and it’s opened up a lot of avenues for collaboration. They’re always doing meet-ups and events in various cities. Also, it’s not just for Artist Managers – members of the group work in all areas of the industry, so it’s a great way to meet new people and connect!”, says Randy Ojeda, Founder of Cigar City Management.
Music Biz Besties
Calling out all the ladies in the crowd, this one’s just for us. Music Biz Besties is a private group for female musicians & industry leaders hosted and founded by Katherine Forbes. Katherine started the group with a love for networking and a yearning for a strong community of women all working together to turn dreams into reality.
In this group, you’ll have access to job opportunities, a community of music lovers just like you, and insights for how to make it in an industry that’s all about hustle and badass networking.
Nashville Music Industry
This Nashville Music Industry Facebook group is open to everyone who is in any way involved in the Nashville Music Industry. All you have to do is introduce yourself and let them know how they can help you! If you’re in Nashville, this is group is a must.
Here at Symphonic, we’ve got our own FB group that fosters a supportive space for the indie music community to talk about the industry. Members can collaborate together to share knowledge on best practices, make valuable connections, and share related content.
In Symphonic Fam, everyone is free to ask questions and share helpful tips and tricks with a supportive community of music industry peeps. This group is all about helping each other out by empowering independent musicians everywhere to do what they love.
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Long name, I know, but this group is a safe place for women in music (& other fields) to look for work, find a new employee, share career advice, give and receive industry specific feedback, and so much more.
Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) is primarily based in Nashville, but truth be told, there’s something in there for everyone. They hold in-person social gatherings, so if you are in Nashville it’s a great way to network both online and off. Regardless, this is a group that’s incredibly valuable in the insight and advice offered on a daily basis inside the group.
GBTRS Music Industry Networking Group
This group is dedicated to helping women in music network, exchange opportunities, and provide some much-needed empowerment and support. Similar to the last group, GBTRS Music Industry Networking Group is a networking focused group and non-profit working to find opportunities for women, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people only. If you’re looking for some meaningful networking opportunities, this is a great one to check out.
Music Industry — Career Networking Group
MICNG was born in Jordan Frazes 2006 college dorm room with the idea that reconnecting with previous internship supervisors would help her land a job upon graduation. Flash forward, she started at Warner Music Group the day after finals, working for 12 years across Warner Bros, Atlantic Records, and the relaunch of Big Beat. MICNG is a referral network. To join the group, you have to ask a peer in the group to refer you by inviting you to join the group by adding you from their account.
There’s power in a community. Luckily, there’s a vast network of people just as obsessed with this industry as you are. With all this knowledge at your disposal, there’s no dream too big or goal out of reach.