No one likes talking money ($$ eek), especially when you’re asking someone to pay for seeing you on stage, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting process. While it’s easy to let the venue organise the ticketing and chuck an arbitrary entry fee at them, it may be worth exploring the creative options out […]
Learning how to book gigs is a daunting challenge so we thought we’d write a handy downloadable step by step checklist for you to keep as you start making those calls/emails. If you need more information on booking gigs why not check out the Booking Gigs Courses or perhaps the Producing and Promoting Your Own Events […]
So you’ve got the band together for practice and you can finally nail the killer solo in your new song. You’ve got a heap of songs perfected and ready to blow people away with your sweet solos and banging beats. It’s time to play live and finally show people (including that one bloke who thinks […]
Live gigs are a necessary, lucrative and essentially unavoidable part of being a working artist. Most musicians have played a gig or two – or three, or three hundred – in their careers. These moments are often crucial for networking, promotion and, of course, for gaining new listeners. As well as putting on a killer […]
The Hi-fi as we know it is dead, but not buried. Since being placed into administration in February, the venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have all been sold and are now named aptly after their new owner/salvation: Max Watt’s Operating Pty Ltd. The Chief Executive Greg Bourke told TheMusic.com “We’ve been able to save these […]
To date, Lisa Crawley has released two albums and two EPs, all to critical acclaim, and regularly achieved placement in New Zealand’s top 10 charts. Lisa Crawley has been nominated multiple times for New Zealand’s prestigious Silver Scroll award, and won the international ‘Pacific Songwriting Award’ for ‘Stranger,’ her latest release. Crawley has previously been hand picked […]
An EPK is your online media/marketing portfolio. Most booking agents, venues, labels, media outlets, etc are crazy busy and get 500+ emails a day. The notion of “attaching” files, especially large size image or sound files has become redundant – now the preferences are for embedded links to an online collection of “assets”. This one link should include access to everything that anyone might need when examining your work: music & web/social media links, bio and/or media release (presser), a range of photos, reviews, any online retail and show information.