Posted: May 13, 2019
**Guest post written by Ellisa Sun, Jazz/Soul musician formerly based in San Francisco currently full-time RVing across the USA.
"200 days ago, my partner Ken and I left our home base in Oakland, CA to spend one year full-time RVing and playing as many shows as we can to build an audience, learn about the industry, and hopefully earn enough money to survive...the following 10 Things I’ve Learned are more focused towards DIY Musicians like myself..."View Full Article
Posted: Jul 10, 2017
Category: Tips & Tricks
**Guest post written by Jonathan Sexton, CEO of Bandposters.
"It’s hard to stay on top of all the things you have to do to break your band and make a living...To keep ahead of the game, time management is key. So we’ve put together a weekly calendar for you, with some helpful things you can do early in the week to help sell out your shows on the weekends..."View Full Article
Posted: Jan 9, 2017
**Guest post written by Nicholas Rubright of Dozmia.
This is a continuation of last week's post "50 Ways to Promote Your Music and Grow Your Fanbase - Part 1".View Full Article
Posted: Jan 26, 2015
**Guest post written by Phil Johnson, as featured in his blog, Big Whiz Bang!
"Over the course of a month or so, I tried a ton of promotion techniques. And with this post I want to give you a huge checklist of stuff you can do to promote your own gigs. Some of them worked for me, some didn’t. We’ll get into the hows and whys of each..."View Full Article
Posted: Dec 1, 2014
**Guest post written by Yannick Illunga of The Jazz Spotlight, as featured on The Jazz Spotlight.
"...it is time to promote your gigs...You have to ask yourself this first: How am I going to promote my gigs? The answer is simple: be memorable!..."View Full Article
Posted: Nov 25, 2013
Category: Delegate Responsibilities
When it comes to touring independently and really maximizing success and profits along the way, it certainly helps to delegate show booking, radio/press/media promotions, and other responsibilities amongst everyone involved in the project - after all, you have to run your band like a well oiled business machine these days if you expect to make a splash and build a buzz.View Full Article
Posted: Dec 11, 2012
You sold the talent buyer, booked the gig, and are fine tuning the perfect set to blow the minds of a packed house full of soon to be die-hard fans. The last thing you want is to play your hearts out to a half empty room. Sure, the venue marketers will promote the show and do their best to fill the space, but don't just sit back and hope the space is filled with warm bodies...get out there and make it happen!View Full Article