So, "no" is part of the deal if you want to work in the music business. The trick to dealing with it is to never leave it with a "no." Now, this doesn't mean that if someone turned down your demo or doesn't want to book your band that you should keep haranguing them until they beg for mercy and give in (or seek a restraining order). Rather, it means that even though you might not get exactly what you had been hoping for from a contact, you don't have to walk away empty handed. Every "no" is a chance to walk away with some valuable information. For instance:
- Get knocked back from a label? Ask them if they can recommend anyone else who might be more into your music.
- Get turned down by a promoter? Ask if there are other promoters or venues in the town they would recommend