Finding Profitable Shows on Craigslist (Insider Tip)

I’m not primarily a booking agent, but this tip was too good to pass up sharing. It’s helped me book a few shows over the past few weeks and I figure plenty of indie musicians can benefit from hearing about how to make some extra money playing shows they find on Craigslist.

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Local Networking for Musicians [Including Networking Plan]

**First of all, I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately. Real life happened.

Networking is the best way to get ahead in “the biz.” It isn’t all about sending your music to Pitchfork and blogs to hope it gets some airplay in the corners of the internet, it’s about talking to the people who matter most in your town to help each other out and to build a core fan base you can build from in the coming months.

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The 12 Week Flyer Challenge

Everyone says that flyering is dead and a useless waste of money. I’m here to tell you that it isn’t. It’s not that the people still hanging up flyers are mindless drones simply repeating the “promotion” techniques they’ve seen on TV that they think might work, it’s that they DO WORK. Flyering has to be done strategically though. There’s no use hanging up flyers without a plan in place. Over the next 12 weeks, you’ll be playing 4 shows (one show every 3 weeks) and flyering the hell out of every single one of them. By the end of the 12 week challenge, you’ll see an increase in your fan base, a huge increase in awareness, a clearer market segment that you can play to in the future, and hopefully some money rolling in as well.

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