Most Helpful Guy
Find the hardest working person in the industry and work harder than they do. Pick everyone's brain you can because anyone at any level in the business can teach you something. Also, take business classes so you know how to operate yourself as a brand better than the next guy.
Most Helpful Girl
As an artist that wants their art to be pure and not manipulated in order to be liked, it's best to remain independent. If you care more about selling records and singles, definitely try and get signed. It's sad but true, no label will let you do it entirely your way, they'll only trick you into thinking that's what you want.