HOW TO BOOK A LOCAL SHOW / by Mark Eckert

Have you ever wanted to book a show? Get some PR? Getting a band or backup musicians to help you out? How to talk to the soundguy? How to get paid at a gig? Make a show flyer? How to network? What you should say in an email? How to get sponsors? Book a DIY tour?

A lot of this stuff causes creatives to overthink. UNFORTUNATELY overthinking gives you an excuse to not get anything done!

PRACTICAL SHIT WITH WILL.

Will is a brother to me, he books more shows, plays more often, and absolutely slays every time. He is seasoned as hell, is VERY down to earth, and wants to help indie artists as much as I do.


In this VERY FIRST EPISODE, we cover 7 Key Steps to Booking A Local Show. 

GOING TO SHOWS
GETTING YOUR CONTACT
TWO WAYS TO BOOK
PAY TO PLAY?
PAYMENTS
SOUND CHECK
PROMOTION

Some of these aren’t “steps” necessarily, but they are incredibly important guidelines that you can and frankly should follow. ALSO, these are some ways that Will has suggested that have worked for him, but just like in all things in music, there are no rules. :)


ENJOY!

Mark & Will. 

Intro Music: 'Raygun Superstar’ from the album Dirty Feelings, by The Business People. 

Underscore Music: 'Pacha" from the album A Medicine For Melancholy, by Cuzco.