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5 Reasons You Need To Attend A Music Conference

I recently attended my first music industry conference.  It was such a valuable experience that I decided to share five reasons every musician needs to attend a music conference.  It pulled together emerging to big name artists, talent buyers, agents, songwriters, radio show hosts, and more.  I went home with not only good memories, but a stack of business cards and excitement for newfound opportunities.  My experience was with IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), but there are conferences for a variety of genres.  At the end of this article I’ve included several links.

Here are the top 5 benefits musicians can gain from attending a music business conference:

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8 Ways to Get Into Music Festivals

Festivals are fun to play and offer new listeners the opportunity to discover you. How do you get into music festivals? Breaking in could be easier than you think, if you follow these 8 tips. Read More

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The Best Gigs for Your Career

7 Questions to Meet Your Goals

Whether you’re just starting to get serious about gigging, or have been doing it for years, it’s  beneficial to pause and consider why you are gigging.  It sounds strange, but if you don’t have your goals in mind, you might not be booking shows that will be the best for your career.  As you grow, your goals will change and you may need to reassess your strategy.  But early on it may not be immediately apparent what qualities you should look for when scoping out new locations, venues, and dates.  While some musicians simply want a side income (making a guarantee a top priority), you probably have other goals like getting your music heard, growing your fanbase, or promoting your recordings.  When it comes to reaching new listeners and building your audience, not all gigs are created equal.

Here’s what you’ll want to consider to book the best gigs that meets your goals: Read More

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