Musicians, do you need more paid gigs?
Updated: Aug 29, 2022
Ever wondered what the neighbors think when you make a bunch of noise practicing?
Most people assume that the neighbors will complain when you practice and rehearse at home.
But my brass quintet had the opposite experience a while back when the next-door neighbor of the other trumpet player was going to throw a surprise party for her husband and thought of us first.
Because she's been listening to our rehearsals every Wednesday for the past five years. I like to imagine them pressing their ears against the front door for the entire two hours.
We were pretty flattered. But as it turned out two of our quintet members were going to be on vacation that day and we ended up playing musical chairs with a neighboring brass quartet until we were ready to perform for a party.
That was when I got another call from an art gallery.
I've gotten to know them because I've written press releases for their gallery, and I've played for three openings. They wanted us to play too.
And THEN, one of the trumpet players in the quartet asked me to play in a band that gigs in Santa Fe. I checked them out at a bar and joined.
Who knows where these gigs come from?
There certainly isn't some gig-fairy doling them out from on high.
A lot of it has to do with relationships and your own personal branding.
And (I suspect) at least one of the gigs came because I wrote a press release the week before about my trumpet studio open house, and even though the person who called me already knew me, she was reminded about me and my band from the story in the newspaper.
I've always been comfortable creating opportunities for myself out of thin air.
But I would like to teach you to do the same thing and create opportunities for yourself using a few easy to implement marketing strategies.
So many trumpet players are complaining that there aren't enough gigs. And while that may be true, there's no reason you shouldn't be getting more of them.
If I can do it, so can you.
Make an appointment with me, and in 60 minutes I will show you exactly what you need to do to prime the pump of your own musical career. Call me at 505-515-7001 to schedule a Musical Marketing Consultation.
The session will be $100 and will be worth every penny.