Music festivals are more popular than ever, making them a great way to promote your music. They are available for every music genre in almost every part of the world. The following is a list of ways that can help you land a gig at a music festival.
Prepare Your Submission Materials
Festivals all have their own unique submission requirements. Some things that are usually included are an artist bio and a music demo. It might also be a good idea to have a video of yourself performing, because that might be required later even if it isn’t explicitly asked for on the application. Finally, make sure you have some good quality recordings of your songs. You might consider renting some equipment if you don’t have any yourself.
Get Your Social Media Ready
Lots of promoters look at how many social media followers you have before booking you. A lot of young musicians find this frustrating, and many end up buying followers to keep their numbers up. Regardless of how well this measures your abilities as a musician, it is something that promoters will consider, so you should be ready to show off your accounts. If you’re having trouble building a social media presence, try doing merch giveaways on your accounts and posting special promos every once in a while that only your fans can see.
Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small
If your town has a music festival with live music, that could be a great place to start. It really helps if you already know some of the people involved, too. Plus, with one performance under your belt, it will be easier to book bigger events in the future. If you don’t have any previous experience playing live, then this is also a great way to get more comfortable for a bigger live show down the road. To read more about how to build up your music festival gigs, see the source article at About/Musicians.
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