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Are You Following Up Properly With Your Music Business Contacts?

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This article originally appeared on Performingbiz.


Persistent and consistent follow-up is one of the key elements to a successful music career. This holds true whether you're trying to book a gig, land an interview with a local or major paper, get a record deal, or find an agent or a manager. Those who simply send out their promotional packets and wait for a response may as well disconnect their phones and save on the monthly bill – you won't get a call back.

How to Successfully Book Follow-Up Gigs With Venue Bookers

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This article originally appeared on Performingbiz.


Keeping your band on the road gigging is a constant challenge for any artist. As a self-managed, self-booking artist, you need to be even more diligent in your attempts to book tour dates. In your efforts to build a loyal following in specific markets, it's important to book return dates at venues you've already played. There's no better time to begin negotiating a return date as at the time you're settling the current date.

How to Score an Opening Act or Support Slot and Expand Your Audience

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This article originally appeared on the Disc Makers blog.


One way to expand your audience is to serve as a support or opening act for a better-known artist on multiple tour dates or one local show. These are choice slots, and many acts are vying for them, but sometimes you can get lucky and be in the right place at the right time. If you’re more interested in strategy than chance, here are three suggestions to help you land some of these choice performance slots.