Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

Steve Albini Wisdom Quote

A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.

Find people who think like you and stick with them. Make only music you are passionate about. Work only with people you like and trust. Don’t sign anything.

Steve Albini Trust Quotes