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10 Dos and Don'ts of Contacting a Venue Owner

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As you begin to book your own shows, you'll want to avoid these don'ts and adhere to these dos instead. Your relationships with talent buyers, booking agents, and venues are crucial to growing your fanbase and career – don't taint them by making mistakes from the get-go.

5 Seattle Venues You Have to Check Out for Your Next Pacific Northwest Tour

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Seattle has been home to some serious music legends, so we wouldn't be surprised if your tour already included this Pacific Northwest metropolis. This city has a ton to offer in the way of kick-ass venues; there are venues for the up-and-comers to the megastars. But if you're unsure of where to start looking, we've got a lineup of venues all around the city for any taste.

5 Rules to Book Better Gigs

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Besides trying to land gigs at the best venues alongside the best bands, what else can you do to book better gigs? We've outlined five points that speak to the process of getting the show together in the first place: how, where, when, and with whom. If you follow these rules, you'll give every show optimal potential for greatness – and give a boost to your fanbase-growing efforts.

5 Great Music Venues in the Portland Area to Check Out for Your Next Pacific Northwest Tour

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The Pacific Northwest of the US is amazing for so many different reasons: the mountains, the natural history, and definitely the music. I mean, Seattle alone was home to Kurt Cobain, Quincy Jones, and Jimi Hendrix. I think those three are enough to convince you that this region is one of the best for music scenes.

But with the famed names aside, Oregon has much to offer for everyone in the music industry, especially Portland. Portland prides itself on its eclectic counterculture, amazing food, and inclusiveness. There's just about anything for anyone in Portland, including the up-and-coming and breakthrough musicians.

Portland's wide variety of venues and performance spaces makes it a great city to hit up for a tour or even just as you're passing through. From historical venues to chill coffee houses, here are just some of the venues in Portland and surrounding areas you should check out for the next time you plan to head out on a tour.

10 Ways to Ensure the Gigs Keep Coming

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Finding and booking gigs isn’t always easy. So when you do land a gig, it’s important to leave a good impression! Often, finding gigs is about networking and who you know. One poor performance, and you might end up the talk of the town  in a bad way. These 10 tips won't only help you get gigs, but will also help you keep getting them!