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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tips for emerging artists

In the early days of the Blues Diary I used to accent any career development tips in red but I think the coloured type has been lost in the numerous transitions and conversions.  So now I'm going to start again with this post and label it "Tips for Musicians"

- "Nowadays, great is not good enough" (overheard at Canadian Music Week)

- When you follow up about a gig request, try to include a "highlight," some recent achievement

- Bookers will look at your gig listings and you should also display a list of past gigs on your website

- Try to get established artists & influencers to put in a good word for you (this will only work if they believe in you)