Biz Booster Tip #7

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What is the best way to attract a booking agent?

The best methods of attracting an agent are to perform as much as possible and showcase at conferences where agents are likely to be selling the acts on their current roster.

Remember to invite any industry professionals to gigs you have lined up, especially in industry heavy cities like, NY, LA, Nashville, London, TorontoContinue reading Biz Booster Tip #7

Biz Booster Tip #6

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When should I get a booking agent?

You might be ready to work with a booking agent if most or all of the following factors are happening in your career: Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #6

Biz Booster Tip #5

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How do you know if you are setting your fees appropriately?

Your fees are in direct relation to your market value. Ask yourself:

Have you played the market before?

Have you kept a record of all your ticket and merchandise sales for each gig?

Do you have a following in the market?

Have you created a working budget for your tours?

All these factors help determine how much to ask when negotiating. Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #5

Biz Booster Tip #4

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How can I find out how much a venue will pay?

Check the website of any potential venue to see the schedule of upcoming performers. Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #4

Biz Booster Tip #3

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Is it better to have a third party booking our gigs, like an agent, another person or one of us posing as an agent, or should we do it as ourselves?

It is not a question of better, but rather, what are you ready for?

What is best for the type of performances you are doing or the types of audiences you perform for generally. Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #3

Don’t make this common mistake…

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What is the most common mistake most new performers make and what can they do to avoid it or fix it?

The biggest mistake new artists make is to assume that the first step in the process is getting an agent or a manager to take care of their career.  Continue reading Don’t make this common mistake…