Tara B takes the fear out of finding music gigs that pay by showing artists where to look, whether they are in a brand new market or getting back into the music scene.

Tara B has been a performing musician for 27 years with over one hundred gigs each year for the past 10 years. She knows a thing or two about starting over because she has moved a lot in her life. In this podcast, Tara goes over 3 ways artists can find gigs in new markets where the audience comes to them. To leverage these techniques, it’s a great idea to bring along business cards and CDs for purchase. The following environments are great for introducing yourself and passing out your information.

If you find this information useful, join us for Tara’s free 4 Days to Booking Like a Boss where she will dive even deeper into how you can find music gigs that pay.

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3 Ways to Finding Music Gigs that Pay

Concert Series’ in parks

  • Concerts in parks (most cities and small towns offer a series like this in the summer)
  • google the city and go to the city website and look under recreation
  • contact earlier than the summer to get in for summer, also check for canceled gigs where you can fill in
  • typically book in January

Women’s Clubs

  • District clubs and websites
  • Can be hard to find contact number and email
  • Looking for artists to do these gigs
  • Best time to contact is in the beginning of summer when new officers are just starting

 Farmer’s Markets

  • Google Farmer’s Markets in your area
  • Not specific to summer in warmer climates (in colder climates, look for an indoor Farmer’s Markets)
  • Best time to book typically around March

July 10th starts Tara’s 4 day free training called 4 Days to Booking Like a Boss. Using her knowledge and advice, Tara will be giving you resources and assignments to get you on the booking bandwagon and even booking into the new year. Sign up now to save your spot!

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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at www.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic