In these internet-driven times of social media trends and viral moments, there are more opportunities for new artists to share their music than ever before. The barriers to entry are as low as having a cell phone and a social media account, but all this extra noise also makes it harder to get heard.

Connecting with real people and achieving longevity is another matter altogether, and requires teamwork, patience, self-belief, no small sprinkling of luck, and many, many hours of hard work. The path to success isn't easy and nothing is guaranteed, but this is a good place to start. From the Pigeons & Planes team and some industry experts, here is some of our most valuable advice for new artists.