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02: 17 Keys to get the Gig!

Recap of all 17 Keys to getting the gig.

  1. Leverage and flock to locations of the music industry. (L.A., New York, Nashville, World Wide Web.)
  2. Audition.
  3. Flock to local jam sessions and networking events.
  4. Introduce yourself.
  5. Network on social media.
  6. Create videos for your resume.
  7. Create a website for your resume.
  8. You must have personality and a sense of humor.
  9. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  10. Be dependable.
  11. Be helpful.
  12. If you’re on time then you’re 15 minutes late.
  13. Be overly prepared.
  14. Be respectful
  15. Give ideas and suggestions.
  16. Connect on a personal level.
  17. Sometimes you have to do free gigs. As long as it helps your career and skills.

Remember this, these 17 keys not only require you to take action, but who you are as internally as an individual. Key #10 “Be Dependable”. Many musicians I’ve have encountered can be flakey and that is not an external problem, but an internal one.

As a professional musician to another if you feel that the gig you accepted is not in your best interest, than don’t accept the gig in the first place. Saying, “Yes” to everything may not be in your best interest. Always ask questions first (#9) and determine whether the gig will advance your goals. Flakes are a no-no!

Thanks for reading this comic. These tips seem so simple to do, but a lot harder to implement.

Remember these tips require some mental and emotional strength to get through. Some of us don’t have great social skills and that tends to become a huge barrier when we are looking to reach our goals. I myself am always working on my weaknesses.

Some folks have worked on it all their lives and it seems natural to them while others tend to keep on fighting that social battle.

Become a learner in all areas of your life. We will never be perfect because it doesn’t exist in our universe. We just strive for perfection.

That’s it folks 17 Keys to getting the Gig. Please share this comic with a musical buddy of yours or on social media and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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