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.read more
"...Flat out asking for tips can be a little tacky (in my opinion) and I try to avoid doing that. I've heard some guys and gals that are really good at doing just that. Unfortunately for me though, I'm not a natural salesman. That's why I really love this method..."...read more
How to play gigs for agencies/booking agents. Tips and tricks to get yourself on the roster and be in demand.
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...read more
The Music Entrepreneur blog inspires and educates musicians to succeed as pros.read more
The first Music Entrepreneur video is coming SOON! Also, prepare for TME to go YouTube and bring you great video content!
Most people are great, as I’ve said. You always get those few who have to spoil it for everyone. It boils down to basic consideration. We chose to be live performers. We never chose to be treated like crap. If you’re going out for an evening with your friends then appreciate their company, the venue, the staff, and the musician that is working hard to make your night fun and memorable. Don’t do anything on my list of live music faux-pasread more
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...read more
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...read more
Lack of talent is not why most artists fail. A bad attitude kills more music careers than anything.read more