Getting a shoe in the door, as a musician, is a very challenging part of what we do. There are so many musicians trying to gain a spot on the rosters of venues everywhere. When it comes to how to find gigs it’s super important to be persistent and to not quit. Continue reading This useful trick can help you to book gigs in your city! Take the “back way” in!
This article is designed to educate you (and give you tips) about how to perform gigs for booking agencies. I’ll talk about the Pros and Cons and give you an overview of my experiences in this world. Hopefully there is a lot you will be able to take out of this article and apply to your own lives. Playing for agencies can be great but … Continue reading How to play gigs for agencies/booking agents. Tips and tricks to get yourself on the roster and be in demand.
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great, fun, and productive summer. I used to work for a booking agent that will remain nameless. This guy would show up at the venue, where he booked my buddy and I in as a duo to pay us $200.00CAD, in person. We found out from the bartender that he was paid $300.00 and taking a 33% cut … Continue reading The One-Two Punch that is Gigging AND Booking Gigs!
How-to avoid vocal cord problems like I had! Warning: Graphic content (meaning a photo of my vocal cords pre and post surgery, looks like something from outer space.) (This was me in April 2017 right after having surgery to remove polyps from my vocal cords. A before and after photo of the polyps are down below so scroll slowly if you’re squeamish!) In January of this … Continue reading Ways to avoid vocal cord problems like I had! Warning: Graphic content.
(While you’re here – Check out my Two New Posts: The “Social Media Guide for 2021” & “Is a website still important for a musician in 2021?“) Hello once again! I hope you’re all keeping busy and doing well with your music! So far I’ve been pretty focussed on how to succeed by playing gigs. I want to shift gears here and talk about another … Continue reading Make Money Teaching Music Lessons