Helping Artists Discover Their Unique Niche Markets

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Erica Wheeler Interview - Episode 005

I often help artists discover their unique niche target audience to help them create viable, profitable, sustaining careers. That is why I’m so excited to share Erica Wheeler’s story with you. She is a singer singer/songwriter who created her a unique service for a specific audience. She designed her programs out of the love she has for nature and the environment. Check out my lively interview with Erica Wheeler, a keynote speaker, a workshop experience and community engagement leader and yes, an award-winning singer/songwriter. She tapped into her passion for place to discover her niche. Go to this week’s Episode…

APCA Helps Performers Get College Gigs and Much More

– Posted in: Conferences Get Great Gigs Podcast
eric Lamber Interview Episode 004

Some of the more lucrative gigs for performing artists are found on college campuses. Learn why from Eric Lambert, the Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. As a major promoter of college conferences, I checked back with Eric to get an update to our original interview and see how his organization was responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Then Eric walks us through the various membership opportunities, conference time frames, locations, showcasing benefits, how they are adapting to the current crisis and how they move forward. Eric and many of his staff members are performers or…

Conference Strategies – Streaming and Live

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Conference Strategies - Live and Streaming

Part One: Episode Description So many of the conferences that were scheduled to take place in the coming months have been rescheduling their dates and some skipping this year altogether. And there are others that are holding firm on their dates but shifting to an online streaming conference. You may even find this to be true with some festivals as well. So, in this episode, I’ll share my best strategies for navigating the conference scene so you can network with those in the industry with ease, confidence and professionalism. I’ll help you think about how to prepare your materials so…

David Wimble Interview – Get Great Gigs Podcast Episode 002

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

The Creation of the Indie Bible and the Useful Suite of Directories: This is the second episode of the Get Great Gigs Podcast. Part One: Episode Description You may be familiar with David Wimble as the creator of The Indie Bible and a few other directories that have been helping artists book and promote their gigs throughout the U.S., Canada and now around the world. Get ready for my interview with David Wimble and find out how he got started and what it takes to put together each useful directory. David who is also a musician, took on the task…

Thinking Beyond-A New Roadmap to Get Great Gigs-Episode 001

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

Thinking Beyond - A New Roadmap to Get Great Gigs – Episode 001 This is the debut episode of the Get Great Gigs Podcast. The episode is live on most podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes and many others. You can find the show notes for each episode on the brand, spanking-new Get Great Gigs website: Each new episode will be live on Monday morning, just like my Biz Booster Hot Tips. Now it would really be wonderful if you subscribed to the podcast to help it get noticed by the podcast powers that be on Apple…

Biz Booster Hot Tips is Evolving

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Get Great Gigs Podcast

I’m excited to share the news with you that after 13 years and 676 weekly blog posts, Biz Booster Hot Tips is evolving into the Get Great Gigs Podcast. The first episode will be live next Monday, August 3. Fitting, as I launched Biz Booster Hot Tips on Monday, August 6, 2007. The new Monday morning postings will now have two parts. Part one will give you a heads up about what the new Get Great Gigs Podcast episode is all about. I’ll share a very brief synopsis with a link to the Get Great Gigs episode for that week.…

Some Adorable for Your Tuesday

– Posted in: COVID19 Advocacy

I thought I’d share some adorable to help get your Tuesday off to an upbeat start. Yes, even my just turned 3-year-old, great niece has gotten into the swing of singing, I’m Smiling at You Behind My Mask. With just a moment’s prompting, she mostly memorized our catchy little song. She cracks me up every time I see her. I can feel you busting a grin already. Enjoy! Join our Global Smile Chorus and lend your voice to helping musicians in need during these crazy COVID Cancelled gig times. We hope you will be moved to participate in our T…

Save Our Stages

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Save Our Stages

It is time to Save Our Stages. We all would love to get back to performing live in the venues we love. As an audience member, we would love to see our favorite artists performing live in our favorite local venues.  BUT, we need to have those venues remain viable. Right now they are struggling to survive this shut-down. Here is a piece of legislation: RESTART Act When it's safe to resume normal life again, we're going to need live music and comedy more than ever. Please help @NIVAssoc with federal funding by supporting & cosponsoring S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the…

Take a Deep Dive Into Licensing and Permissions for Live-Streaming and Rebroadcasting

– Posted in: COVID Performance Opportunities Live Streaming

Ask an Expert: Take a Deep Dive Into Licensing and Permissions for Live-Streaming and Rebroadcasting   I'm sharing some information from APAP about their upcoming webinar next Thursday, July 23rd. I thought you might be interested. There will be an agent on the panel as well as someone from ASCAP, so they might cover information related to independent artists along with presenting organization requirements for licensing.    It might be worth checking out. Click the link to register. You must resister to attend.   Confused about the specific licensing and permission requirements for live-streaming and rebroadcast of concerts? Don't know…

Presenters and Live Gigs During COVID

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Presenters and Live Gigs During COVID

Let’s consider the presenters and live gigs during COVID. Last week, I looked at some of the considerations performers needed to think about as you plan to do live performances. This week, I want to offer some of the concerns that presenters are dealing with as they think about how to open their venues safely. Presenting organizations around the world are having in-depth conversations among presenter networks, arts councils, funding sources, presenter conference organizations, small and large venue owners and managers and their staff and with the artists that perform in their facilities. There is no question that everyone involved…