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The Gigging Musician Podcast
Playing music for live audiences is one of the most rewarding things on the planet. In this podcast, we dissect everything that goes into being a successful gigging musician.
Jul 9, 2021
Gigs Are Not Booked In The Practice Room
In this episode, Jared shared where gigs are booked, and the importance of building relationships with those who can either book you or refer you to people looking to book.
Jul 7, 2021
Goal Setting For Musicians
In this episode, Jared shares the exact goals a musician he works with has set for themselves, and how they’re going about accomplishing them.
Jul 5, 2021
Beliefs I Have About Being A Musician
In this episode, Jared shares the unconventional beliefs he has about being a musician, and how those beliefs shape everything he does.
Jul 2, 2021
Findings From Calling Wedding Planners
In this episode, Jared shares a shocking discovery he encountered when calling wedding planners. This discovery might change the course of his (and your) gigging business.
Jun 30, 2021
The Offer Stack
In this episode, Jared shares an amazing tool that helped him and his gigging business students feel more confident charging a higher rate for their gigs (and other services they were selling).
Jun 28, 2021
Event Planner Funnel
In this episode, Jared was inspired by James Gross to take action and reach out to more venues and planners in order to book more gigs.
Jun 18, 2021
Cover Band Interview (3 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this final episode of his interview, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band drops some truths about being a bandleader. He also answers the question, “If you lose everything and had to get your new band a paid gig in 30 days, what do you do?”
Jun 16, 2021
Cover Band Interview (2 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this episode, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band shares his approach to bookings. He shares a crazy story where his band faked an event to get that perfect promo shot. Let’s take a listen!
Jun 14, 2021
Cover Band Interview (1 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this episode, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band shares his background as a musician and how he started his group. Topics discussed include pay rates for gigs, booking agents, original music, and more.
Jun 11, 2021
Paid Ads to Get Gigs
In this episode, Jared shares his story about leveraging paid ads to get potential bookers to learn about his group and book them.
Jun 7, 2021
The Dangers of Outdoor Gigs
In this episode, Jared discusses the dangers of performing outdoor gigs, and share some of his personal stories with things that went wrong when the environment just didn’t cooperate.
Jun 5, 2021
In this episode, Jared discusses the marketing strategy for Gigging Musicians in order to maximize their influence over their market. He attempts to answer the question how do I get as many gigs as possible?
Jun 3, 2021
The Most Important Gigging Skill
In this episode, Jared discusses the most important skill Gigging Musicians must have when they are on a gig and the dangers of not having this skill.
May 28, 2021
Playing For Exposure
In this episode, Jared shares the only 2 reason he would EVER play for exposure. Musicians all over the world struggle with this concept, many of them play for exposure and then get frustrated and jaded with the music industry. Tune in to find the hidden consequences of playing for exposure.
May 26, 2021
Pleasure And Pain In Your Marketing
In this episode, Jared shares the lessons he learned about using the concepts of pleasure and pain in marketing, and why every single decision to book you to play music in ANY scenario is made to either move someone away from pain, or towards pleasure.
May 15, 2021
Do I Even Need A Website?
In this episode, Jared shares his experience learning the marketing game for live music, and addresses the question of "If musicians should even have a website."
May 13, 2021
Getting Scammed as a Bandleader
In this episode, Jared shares a local wedding pianist’s experience dealing with the unfortunate reality of scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting musicians.
May 8, 2021
The Power Of Focus
In this episode, Jared shares his struggle with “shiny-object syndrome.” Hear how trying to do too many things nearly crippled his music career, and how he creatively solved that problem.
May 6, 2021
In this episode, Jared shares his excitement about the new Review Funnel the BookLive Pro team is building into the app. Up until now, he missed out on incredibly valuable testimonials from happy clients. Find out how the team just solved that.
May 4, 2021
In this episode, Jared shares a gig story where a client that hired his quartet was less-than-happy with the quartet. Hear how he handled it, and how musicians have handled threats of negative reviews.
Apr 29, 2021
The Fortune is Made In The Follow-up
In this episode, Jared tells how he learned the hardway that it’s not just about having a good online presence and getting the word out there. It’s also about the followup, and he shares how to set up a followup system that works for your band’s specific goals.
Apr 27, 2021
The Band Showcase Funnel
In this message, Jared shares a creative strategy one wedding band in Chicago uses to literally get hundreds of engaged couples to hear their music live and book them for their weddings.
Apr 25, 2021
Funnels For Musicians
In this episode, Jared shares his biggest epiphany he had when his groups really started to book consistent gigs.
Apr 23, 2021
I Booked A Wedding
In this episode, Jared shares the story of how he recently booked a wedding for September. He discusses the importance of really understanding the motivations behind someone booking your act for their event, and using stories to help them have the epiphany that they need to book you.
Apr 21, 2021
Getting Sued For Running Your Band
In this episode, Jared talks about one band on the west coast that was recently subject to a class-action lawsuit by its musicians. He discusses the value of what a bandleader provides, and tries to figure out what a bandleader should earn in addition to what they get paid to play the gig.
Apr 19, 2021
An Experiment in Getting People to Show Up Part 2: Results
In this episode, Jared shares the surprising results of the experiment he ran to get more people to show up to a local guitarist’s show at a bar.
Apr 9, 2021
An Experiment in Getting People to Show Up
In this episode, Jared shares an experiment he’s running in partnership with a local bar to get people to show up to a local guitarist’s gig. Tune in to find out how it’s going!
Apr 2, 2021
The Worst Day of My Life
In this episode, Jared gets vulnerable and shares one of the worst moments of his life AND music career. Listen in to hear what led to this fateful day that altered the course of his music career and BookLive Pro.
Mar 29, 2021
Whose Responsibility Is The Booking?
In this episode, Jared tackles the age-old question of who is responsible for the booking of the band? Bandleaders and bandmates tend to fight over this responsibility, and it has been the subject of a flamewar in the Cover Band Central Facebook group. Listen in to hear Jared’s perspective on this with his group that does over 150 gigs a year.
Mar 27, 2021
Using Stories To Sell Gigs
In this episode, Jared talks about how you can effectively sell gigs with your own story. Getting potential clients to be interested in live music, and check out your website or social media channels. Listen in to hear Jared’s perspective on this with his group that does over 150 gigs a year.
Mar 25, 2021
In this episode, Jared expands upon the strategy to drive traffic to music booking websites. Partnering with other industry partners is one of the biggest strategies to get bookings. Listen to this episode to find out how!
Mar 23, 2021
Driving Traffic to Your Booking Website
In this episode, gigging musician Jared shares his strategy to drive website to his booking website so that the right people visit it and book. This strategy will help you identify the various traffic sources (including a wedding expo!), and get them to your site.
Mar 18, 2021
Are You Undercharging for Your Gigs?
In this episode, Jared talks about the journey he went on to discover how much to charge for each gig, and why most musicians are undercharging for their services.
Mar 18, 2021
Why I Stopped Relying On Myself Coordinating My Group
In this episode, Jared talks about the struggles of managing the group members. Most members have no communication problem but there's always a time that it will occur and it will affect everything, especially you, the bandleader (and we made a solution!). Listen in as we dive into the topic of automated communication.
Mar 15, 2021
Your Website and Bookings
In this episode, Jared talks about the importance of a website for booking gigs. Most musicians have either no website, or a website that doesn’t help them get gigs (and possibly harms their chances!). Listen in as we dive into the topic of effective websites for musician.
Mar 14, 2021
Persistence Will Get You Far
In this episode, Jared shares his story about how he failed several auditions (including the one that represented the main reason he chose his college), persisted, and saw real success happen.
Mar 1, 2021
Struggling to Make It As A Musician
In this episode, violinist and gigging musician Jared describes his struggles making it as a gigging musician. Hear his journey of failing at auditions, joining a group from Craigslist, and starting his own group.