The Learning NEVER ends! Hey guys! As you know, being an entrepreneur (a Music Entrepreneur, wink) means you are constantly learning about new ways to improve your business. Behind every newly learned lesson are a dozen new questions about something you’ve maybe never even heard of. This is both the exciting and the tedious nature of being your own boss. One area entrepreneurs will eventually need … Continue reading How-to achieve a higher SEO ranking with Yoast for WordPress.
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.
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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.
Lack of talent is not why most artists fail. A bad attitude kills more music careers than anything. Continue reading Why many artists fail at being Music Entrepreneurs and have to go back to work: AVOID THIS!
Heya there everybody. I want to suggest some songs to play that will get you noticed in all the right ways and that will give your set a bit more of that “classy” and fun edge. This is part of the answer to the age old question of “What should I play at my live shows?”. If you play live music then I’m sure you put … Continue reading A few song ideas to add some Fun and “Classiness” to your Live Shows
(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
I’ve been getting some great feedback on my “How to Find Paid Gigs” post. Thanks for reading it and for taking the time to comment. One suggestion I received via Facebook was to talk a bit about finding gigs other than bar/pub/restaurant gigs. There’s many ways to “gig for a living” so I’d like to include some options to play shows that don’t involve playing … Continue reading Find Paying Gigs Pt. 2 – Finding “non-bar” gigs!