What To Do When A Record Exec. Asks You To Perform


You’re at a party. A friend of yours introduces you to the Head A&R at Universal Music Group. The guy shows interest in you and asks to hear you perform on the spot.

What do you do?

If you’re like most people, your palms get to sweating, you start trying to figure out which song to spit, and you start hoping you don’t mess up.

If this sounds like you, don’t worry, you can still nail it. But your gonna have to calm down first.

Your best will always come out when you’re most calm.

What’s the best way to get calm?

Get out of your head and into the moment.

All the thoughts that come up saying “What do I spit?”, “I hope I don’t mess up”, etc., Just let them go. Focus on nothing for second.

Take a few deep breaths and allow yourself to relax.

This is what you were put here to do.

This dude is either gonna love you or hate you, either way it will not make you or break you.

If he likes you, you still have to keep working and doing you to sustain success and if he hates you, you now have more experience that’ll allow you to be calmer next time.


So relax, realize all that pressure is self-created, it doesn’t exist anywhere outside your own head. Do you consistently and best that can happen, will happen.