In this clip from – Don Van Cleave (President of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores) and veteran A&R rep Peter Lubin (The Pixies, The Moody Blues, Peter Gabriel) share stories and opinions gleaned from their long careers in the music business — what separates hits from flops, what separates excellent A&R from bad A&R, why music is only one component of what makes a band worth signing or working with, why major labels are no place for a musician to work or be signed, and much more — and share some tips for artists who need to grow their audience beyond their family and friends.