FAQ’s and Recapping the Last Two Months of Blogs


 

Kenna "Make Sure They See My Face"

Kenna "Make Sure They See My Face"

 

I thought I would write this blog b/c I’ve gotten a handful of the same emails from different people in the last few weeks.  People asking the same questions.  Thank goodness for copy/past and hyperlinks.

Here are some popular questions, short responses, and links to more details answers.  The questions are all relatively similar.

1.)  “Question… i’m really trying to find places to play here in town. but it’s quite difficult. Could you please name some places where you feel that me and my boys could get some action??” 
Basically if you are looking for places to play…my best reccommendation is reading the City Paper every week and becoming more and more aware of the venues that have live music. Visit their websites and email them or call them to get more details on how to book a show.  More: Stay Informed: Read, Watch, Go, Listen 

2.)  How can I figure out what some of the popular venues are in my city?
Refer to comment #1. Also visit local artist websites and myspaces.  See where they are playing…then copy them and try to book at those same places.  More: Mimick  the Artists You

3.) I am really interested in getting out and playing in public and getting some exposure but I am just not really sure how to go about getting shows booked and everything. Was there something you did when you started out that might help me? I’d love to open for people or do whatever it takes.
In any stardard-sized city there are tons of coffeespots/bars/venues that welcome music and don’t ask you to sell tickets (blah).  Call these venues to learn about their booking process, book yourself, and played out as often as possible.  Hit up the Open Mics in in your area regularly to network with musicians and split shows. More: Helping Yourself #3

4.) Where did you go to get your CD Packaged?
The two most popular duplication and packaging companies for independent artists are Discmakers and Oasis. And they are awesome.  They offer great rates (in my opinion) for independent artist.  They also handle digital distribution of your music…i.e. iTunes, Napster, Amazon, PayPlay…etc. I have a very strong feeling that trying to get your music on iTunes without the help of a larger entity is a next-to-impossible undertaking.  More: Take Advantage of the Holiday…

5.) So I need to do something musical. I don’t know what but something. Thing is I suck. Want to make some noise? Let me know what you want to do, I can pretty much suck at guitar, bass, drums or even vocals.
Ummm?  No comment.

 

 The most important post so far…I think…is Perception is Reality
And the first thing that comes to mind is Kenna’s latest CD
“Make Sure They See My Face”

 

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One Comment on “FAQ’s and Recapping the Last Two Months of Blogs”

  1. KSE Says:

    Hard work spotlights the character of dedicated artists: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Some artists choose to miss opportunities more than they choose to miss them. As artists, we create our opportunities. We don’t wait for them to come to us. Be proactive and thrive, not responsive and survive!


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