"This is just a first release."

This sentence kills me when I hear it from artists, bands or musicians. Why? Because of that word "JUST". Your music isn't "JUST" anything, it's, in fact, everything that makes and will build you up in this industry, and you deserve to recognise that importance. Whether it's your first or hundredth release and gets 100 plays or 10,000,000 plays, it's the foundation of your passion and opportunities. So don't feel like you have to label it as "just" another release, it's YOUR amazing and intrinsically valuable piece of art. It's your music.