Making Contacts

Cultivating Contacts

We talked some time ago about the importance of making friends rather than just contacts (see here). I wanted to revisit the topic to add some more thoughts. Persistence is Good. Being Annoying and Rude Isn’t If you go to networking events, when you find someone you want to...

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Top 20 Tips For Fan Conversion

Get some fan questions and make a Q and A video. You could even invite the fans to ask the questions on video themselves. Why not create a fan of the week feature on FB or your website? Send a fan a USB stick full of your songs or...

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How Not To Annoy People

There are a number of things which annoy most people online. Spam email is a big one. I get so many emails from people I’ve never heard of and have no interest in. And I don’t just get them once. I get them constantly. Do you think that makes...

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Be Professional

When you’re dealing with industry people, they are most likely very busy. Customers too have other options other than your band. If you look and act like an amateur you may not get very far. Even if you don’t have a huge budget and a big office you can...

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Getting More Media Coverage and Better Gigs

Just a short one today but a goodie nevertheless. Once you get a show, ask the promoter to share their media list with you so that you can promote the gig. Most promoters will be happy to share as it’s in their interest for you to get the gig...

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Media Promotion

If you have a big advertising budget and can afford a PR firm then by all means feel free to skip this post. However, for the rest of us, there are definitely things we can do for ourselves. Even if you CAN afford the big boys it’s good to...

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We Have Contact

Making contacts is important; making friends, even more so. Doesn’t everyone do more to help their friends than strangers? There are of course many ways to make contacts but there is no substitute for the personal touch. So how can you meet the people you need to meet face-to-face?...

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