Here's the Best Career Advice Elton John Ever Received

Elton John
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Elton John

The iconic artist shared words of wisdom with Spotify for Artists' "Best Advice" video series.

Spotify has released the latest episode of its ongoing series Best Advice, this one featuring pearls of wisdom from the Rocket Man himself, Elton John.

John’s best advice came from his American agent Howard Rose, who encouraged the then-emerging singer-songwriter to play smaller venues than he knew he could fill -- even though, as John puts it, he “got the headlines” pretty early in his career.

"'When you're in places like New York and Los Angeles and you can sell out big venues, we're gonna put you in smaller venues and create a ticket craziness, so you sell out straight away and no one can get a ticket,’” he remembers Rose telling him. “That means the next time you come around, you're gonna sell out a bigger venue."

You can check out the full video below and find more Best Advice episodes here.

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