There is a crazy amount of information out there and sometimes it can be difficult to wade through it all. First of all, set a big goal. Mine is to be an innovative force in the video game music world.
- Cast a wide net and get as much info as you can about the field you want to get into.
- Go straight to the top to get the best quality information. Look for clear signs of mastery and ask if their work speaks to you. They may just be really good entertainers or good at marketing themselves. The more specific and niche you go, the better.
- Absorb all the skills and give yourself creative projects with goals to work towards. Apply those skills (this is the most important bit)!! Build up a portfolio from that.