It's very important to follow your gut....
Work with people who make you feel good...and inspire you to take chances musically.
I love working with my band I have a very strong connection with the drums if they are shit, your band is shit FACT!
Get a good drummer!!
Do it because you love doing it.
If your doing it because u wanna get rich,don't do it!
Less is more, learn when not to play, and listen to the guy playing next to you. There is no point being in a band where four people are playing their own song and expect the others to follow.
Dont Give Up Its A Long Grueling Process To Even Be Known, But Once It Happens You Will Know Because You'll Make Sales, Get Comments, Loyal Fans Who Will Follow You As You Transition To Different Places. And Big Time People Will Be Contacting You.
I don't think I'm yet qualified to answer that question and... good luck!
Keep a current mailing list and have everyone you meet give you their email address.
Keep your head up, and don't pay attention to any negativity, and always remember, opinions are just opinions, not facts.
As I said, I'm not that business sort of person.
Chase your dream. Not the competition.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
Play and or write music for yourself first. The rest will follow.
Its 10% music & 90% business. You must know the business or you'll be just another wannabe.
DON'T GIVE UP
I would say just be yourself do exactly what you want to do and don't let anyone stop you from doing what you love.
No need to say much, is simple, the road is long,
BUT NEVER GIVE UP! FIGHT EVER
be stronger e run behind your dreams.