Getting Gigs!: The Musician's And Singer's Survival Guide To Booking Better Paying Jobs, With Or Without An Agent

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NMD Books, Aug 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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A comprehensive guide to finding the best paying gigs for musicians and singers, from their local area to the international stage. A music business veteran gives the inside track to creating a profitable career in the performing arts, from local bars to cruise ships. Includes interviews with successful musicians and enter-tainment directors who share their secrets in landing the best paying gigs. Also includes directories of resources for further research.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE BASICS
7
What It Takes to Succeed
8
Making the Big Bucks
9
The ShangriLa Illusion
10
Timing is Everything
11
Agents
12
Business Managers
14
Festivals
56
Feeder GigsPlaying Free To Get Paying JobsThe Power Of FREE and how viral marketing can fill your calendarif you can take it
57
MAKING YOUR OWN LOCAL GIGS
59
Clubs
64
Theaters
65
Busking
66
Churches
67
Hospitals
70

Your USP Unique Selling Proposition
15
Strategy and Implementation
16
Longevity
18
TOOLS
19
Telephone
21
PACKAGING AND SELLING YOUR ACT
23
The Press KitAnd Why It Will Most Likely Not Get You Work
25
Photos
26
Videos
27
Cards
28
PERSONAL INVENTORY
29
Appearance and Grooming
30
Health
31
Integrity
32
Relationships and Sex
33
Bottles Bongs and Other Roadblocks
34
Ego Battles
36
Stress Mental States and Personality Dysfunction
37
GETTING LOCAL GIGS
39
Private Functions
41
Caterers
43
Event Planners
45
Country Clubs
46
Casinos
48
Churches
49
Schools
50
High Schools
51
Colleges
52
Hotels
54
House Concerts
55
Business Concerts
71
ROAD GIGSDOMESTIC
73
Clubs
75
Bars
76
ROAD GIGSOVERSEAS
77
MAKING IT IN LAS VEGAS
79
Las Vegas Resources
83
CRUISE SHIPS
85
A Word About Sex and Crushing
89
Pay
91
How and Who To Contact
93
What They Look For
94
Final Thoughts
95
Helpful Websites
97
Cruise Ship Entertainment Director Interviews
103
Robert Waterfield Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
107
Rob King Carnival Cruise Lines
110
Chris Prideaux Director Headline Entertainment Carnival Cruise Lines
113
Micheal Suman Norwegian Cruise Lines
117
Cruise Ship Booking Resources
122
Helpful Websites
124
INTERVIEWS
125
Derek SiversCD Baby
128
CONCERT PROMOTER INTERVIEWS
198
An Interview with Ricci Terranova of all in Black productions a Small Concert Promotion Company Based in Thousand Oaks California
208
SOURCES
213
WebsitesLead Generation
214
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
215
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