Our Performance Guide shows you the secrets
and guaranteed ways to start a successful career in the Music Performance Business.
The Performance Guide has been updated for
Our Production Guide shows you the secrets and guaranteed ways to start a successful career in Music Production and Music Production Touring Business.
Production Guide has been updated for 2008!
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Excerpt from The APPLAUSE Guide to Music Performance
The Beginning Band Booking Enigma
"...and venue owners want and need bands that will attract people into the club. But we all know that beginning bands do not have a draw because they havenít played around enough to develop one. So you have to play to create a good draw, but canít play until you have a good draw. It can make your brain hurt if you think about it too much, but what it boils down to is this: until you have a good draw, you are at the mercy of the club owners and talent buyers for bookings. As a new band or a developed band wanting to perform in a new market, you will have to convince the talent buyer to give your band a shot. Sometimes, that one shot is all you will get. If your show is a success, you will probably be asked back. If the show is a failure, you may have real trouble getting your band back in that club. So how do you convince the clubís talent buyer that your beginning band is worthy of a performance? Easy. Here's how to do it in one phone call.."
Excerpt from The APPLAUSE Guide to Music Production
"...and experience is important if you want to be a Sound Technician and Sound Console Engineer. Get a job working at a small club, doing sound for a band, or anything that will get you behind a mixing console. Tell a local club that you will work a few months for free as a soundman's assistant. Most soundmen would be very willing to show a newcomer the "ropes" in exchange for free or cheap help at shows. It definitely takes some experience in order to develop the right ears to be a good Sound Engineer. You want to be able to hear each individual part of the sound mix, and train your hearing to pick up the nuances present. Here are some proven tips on getting that first gig as an assistant sound technician.."