That's according to Andrew Thomas, author of Garage to Gigs: A Musicians Guide (Watson-Guptill).
Thomas says up-and-coming bands need to be meticulous and persistent to be a force in their local music scenes and undisciplined musicians need to be creative in finding unique ways to get noticed.
Thomas once played in a band that put demo CDs inside vending machines, selling their tunes right next to bags of onion rings and packs of Starburst candies.
Other musicians have tried wacky things to get their band noticed including attaching a demo to a pizza and having it delivered to a record producer's house.
Whatever the strategy, Thomas says devoted musicians need to work hard for their band to stand out.
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