A guide to getting gigs (part 3): how to promote your shows

By Guest Blogger [This article was written by guest contributor Yannick Ilunga of The Jazz Spotlight.]

This is the final part of the three-article series A Guide to Getting Gigs. As the title suggests, in What to Do Before Looking for Gigs I talked about what indie musicians should do before trying to get booked.

In How to Look for Gigs, on the other hand, I went over some of the tools you can use if you have decided to look for gigs by yourself.
This post is all about what you should think about and do once your show dates have been confirmed.

Take care of logistics, transportation, and accommodations
This is kind of a no-brainer, but make sure to take care of the bureaucratic things if you are performing abroad. Are you set to perform in a country and you require a visa? Sort that out as soon as possible so that you won’t have to worry about it anymore.

The next step is thinking about transportation and accommodations. If you’ll be flying, websites like SkyScanner, Kayak and Hipmunk can help you find offers and get an overview of different ticket prices.

Once you have found what works for you, purchase the ticket from the airline’s site (to avoid …read more

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