You have full control over who gets on your guest list, so use it to invite bookers, journalists, bloggers, music supervisors, and businesspeople you want to influence. Read the post.
Building relationships, knowing what a booking agent is looking for, and being prepared when you call can help you master booking your act. Read the post.
New “feel-good” legislation passed in the PA House allows venues to hire minors as long as they don’t pay them. The implications for professional musicians seems to have been overlooked in the process. Read the post.
Consider your own financial needs when it comes to working and pricing appropriately when someone asks, “What do you charge for a music gig?” Read the post.
When a potential client asks, “what do you charge?” for a music gig or service, it’s not always easy to know what to say. Here are some guidelines to help you quote with confidence. Read the post.
If you’re having trouble making the numbers work as you’re planning to hit the road with your band, think creatively about ways to earn more money on tour. Read the post.
Hitting the road can be a wonderful way to share your music, expand your fanbase, and have amazing experiences. But when you add up all the costs, it can be pretty expensive, so you’d better make a tour budget before you book those gigs. Read the post.
“Should my band play gigs for free?” has been asked a million times. Is any gig worth playing for free? Is it better not to play at all? Read More.
You’ve put together a great set of music and you’re ready to perform. How do you make a connection and impress a talent buyer to book you for a high-profile gig? Read More.
Here’s the strategy I used to book high exposure music gigs opening for Rick Derringer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joan Jett, Fuel, and many others. This same method will work for booking gigs at local venues as well. Read More.
A well-crafted stage plot – customized to the lineup and tech needs of your band – can go a long way towards setting yourself up for success once you hit the stage, especially for a multi-band event. Read More.
The fifteen minutes between one artist’s final note and the next group’s first “hello” are precious. How you handle the transition can set you up for your best performance at your next music gig. Read More.
When working toward your music career goals, the big question I want to focus on is: “How do I know if a gig is worth playing?” Read More.
Touring is such a valuable learning and career opportunity. See the sights, play great shows, connect with industry, and make your fans feel special. Having a genuine attitude and hard-working ethos on the road can only lead to bigger, better opportunities. Read More.
Don’t miss an opportunity to build a superfan relationship by blowing it at the merch table. Read More.