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10 Tips For Getting The Gigs You Really Want

by Vinny Ribas Every artist has their list of ‘dream gigs’ that they’d really like to play. Here are some tips for getting those gigs. Work your way up to the gig. Start playing smaller venues with similar crowds. Leverage your successes there to sell your act to your target venue.  Study everything about your…

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3 Strategies For Getting Gigs

© 2013 Vinny Ribas The number of well-paying gigs seems to be getting smaller.  That is why every artist needs to realize that there are 3 different strategies that he or she can use to fill the calendar. The first and most obvious is to try to get gigs that already exist. An example of this…

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Getting Return Gigs

© 2011 Vinny Ribas Have you ever wondered why there are many bands that, in your opinion, may not be the absolute best at their craft, but are always working? How about the many acts that are amazing on stage but never get called back for return gigs? While the actual stage show is important,…

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Troubleshooting Getting Gigs

© 2011 Vinny Ribas I have been on both sides of the booking process in my career, working as a musician, band leader, artist, booking agent, artist manager and state fair entertainment director. What I’ve realized is that there are a large number of vital factors that go into matching an act with a venue.…

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