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Publisher Description

A comprehensive guide to getting the best paying gigs for musicians and singers, from local to international stages – with or without an agent! A music business veteran gives the inside track to creating a profitable career performing music from local clubs to international cruise ships. This new updated edition includes interviews with successful musicians and entertainment directors who share their secrets in landing the best paying gigs. Also includes directories of resources for further research.


Have you ever wondered how you can land better paying gigs as a full or part time musician, performer or singer? Are you frustrated with trying to find gigs and getting doors slammed in your face?

Ever wonder why all books on getting gigs are long on worksheets and lists you will never use, and short on real-life ways to get the gigs themselves?

Your problems are solved with this book. In this easy to read step-by-step manual, you will be shown how you can use simple tools such as the telephone, fax machine and computer to drum up more business and get better paying jobs, without spending a fortune.

Written for both the amateur part-time to full time professional musician, this guide will show you how to get gigs, no matter where you live.
You’ll learn where the better paying gigs are and how to get them.

You’ll learn techniques on handling the people who can make or break your career, how to approach them, how to follow up. Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls most musicians make when trying to land gigs. It includes success stories by those who have achieved their goals using these same principles and techniques.

We’ll show you how to package your demo, press kit and presentation package to get maximum results, and how to follow up in a manner that will maximize your income.

Mark W. Curran covers all aspects of finding and creating your own gigs, including:

Clubs · Private Functions · Parties · Weddings · Caterers · Event Planners · Fundraisers Country Clubs · Cruise Ships · Churches · Schools · Elementary · High Schools Colleges · House Concerts · Fairs · Festivals - And many more!

Don’t wait for your next big break. Create your own with “Getting Gigs.”

Special Indexes include contact lists and resources to help you jumpstart your career as a full time gigging musician.

Business & Personal Finance
December 22
Library House Books
Smashwords, Inc.

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