Browsing All posts tagged under »booking a gig«

8 Reasons Every Artist ‘Should’ Work for Free

November 23, 2014 by


Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what I expect to be a controversial article title, I thought I’d address an issue that’s been widely prevalent since the Oprah/Revolva incident transpired last week. I have seen at least a few dozen times on Facebook individuals (mostly artists I believe) saying various forms of this statement, […]

9 Lessons Artist-prenuers Can Learn from Oprah & Revolva

November 19, 2014 by


If you somehow missed, it, Revolva was recently asked to donate her performance skills to the local stop on Oprah’s new tour, The Life you Want. The irony is palpable. First, I want to say that I consider Revolva an incredible artist and I think her choice to turn down Oprah was not only appropriate […]

10 Ways to Handle Gig Rejections Better

November 16, 2014 by


I recently saw someone post a question on line which is paraphrased here: I’ve been negotiating a gig for a while now and the deposit was due today. Instead of sending it, today they told me that there wasn’t enough room in the budget and they wouldn’t be needing me. I just feel like I lost […]

8 Tips for New (Paid) Fire Dancers When Booking & Building a Show

October 4, 2014 by


If you’re new to performing for money and are trying to figure out how to set your rate, when to do a gig for free, what the problem is with undercutting, understand why that girl with tits got a booking and you didn’t or generally looking for more understanding of how to build and charge for […]

6 Quick Tips to Get a Gig Lead/Booking

July 23, 2014 by


As performers, we’re often hustling for the next gig. If you’re finding your calendar is a little lighter than you’d like it to be, or you’re a new artist and don’t have a web site that ranks well from Google searches, or if you are looking for some quick way to raise some dough, or […]