Thanks to social media, the Music Industry Event is no longer the elusive, mythical gathering that it once was. Release parties, product launches, and listening sessions are documented now more than everin real-time, no less. But what's not put on display are the personalities who populate these parties.

If you work in the record business, or any field in close proximity to it, you know who we're talking about: the thirsty blogger, the jaded old guy, the groupie, and any other number of music industry event archetypes. However, this cast of characters is less familiar to the average person whose only exposure to these nightly affairs is the reviews and recaps they read the next morning.

Not anymore. Without further ado, Complex presents The 10 Types of People You Meet at Music Industry Events. You should've never invited us anywhere.

Written by Ernest Baker (@newbornrodeo)

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