In a post-internet music industry, there is no set formula for success. In 2017, we began to see the impact of a new DIY generation of artists, who have been busy rewriting all the rules on how to make and release music, and build an audience for it. (Case in point: we saw Chance the Rapper take home multiple Grammys as a streaming only, independent artist – something that would have been unthinkable a couple of years ago.)

In today’s industry, the only constant is change. So with that in mind, we asked on the rise musicians for their best advice to other aspiring artists. Here’s what they had to say.