It's important that you're confident in who you are and what you do as a musician. When someone asks you what kind of music you play you should be able to rattle off a clear concise and easy-to-understand message - because you've thought about this question before anyone has ever asked you.
Now, when you describe what you do, as I said before, you have to have confidence in yourself and belief in what you do, or others will sense that you don't quite believe it yourself, so why should they. In other words, if you don't take yourself seriously, in regard to your music and musical endeavors, no one else will.
So when you describe yourself and your music, or your band don't use language that minimizes or negates what you do as a musician. For example, if someone asks me what kind of musician I am and I say, "I'm just a folk/pop singer/songwriter," I've totally diminished myself and what I do as a musician making the other person hearing my description think that what I do is unimportant or insignificant because of the word, 'just.' In this example, the word 'just' is a minimizer. You want to avoid those (it's a work in progress, trust me...I'm as guilty of this as anyone).
Posted by: Nick Venturella
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