"Reeperbahn Festival was a quite big showcase for us to perform at" - Kalandra

'Kalandra is a band spearheaded by three Norwegian musicians with a shared passion for the strange. Together they weave the intricate melodies of singer Katrine Stenbekk into alluring patterns of wanderlust and fairytales.'...
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"Reeperbahn Festival was a quite big showcase for us to perform at" - Kalandra

'Kalandra is a band spearheaded by three Norwegian musicians with a shared passion for the strange. Together they weave the intricate melodies of singer Katrine Stenbekk into alluring patterns of wanderlust and fairytales.'...
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What does NOT belong in a Band-Bio?

You want to apply for gigs? Want to be booked? Stay in the minds of your audience? Then you have to convince with your perfect band-bio! It’s commonly known what needs to be included, but usually not what absolutely doesn't belong in a band-bio. Keep in mind that, with your band-bio, you tell your......
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Am I ready for the stage? Get stage-ready in four steps

Your inbox is blinking. Woohoo! You just got booked for a gig! That’ll bring in some extra cash, but are you really ready for the spotlight? Keep in mind that you need good preparation and lots of practice to play a good show. Don’t have than much time? Not a problem – these four steps with ge......
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Things that belong in every live show

When you’re a live musician, things don’t always come easy. There will always be pitfalls. Here are four tips to help you perform without problems, avoid making the same mistakes over and over again, and make a greater impression on your fans:...
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How can I organise my own gigs?

So, you’d like to do more than just get booked for gigs? You want to take matters into your own hands and put together your own concert, but you have no idea how to go about doing that? Then sit up and take notice:...
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Insider Update: New revamped venue database

Ta-da! We have worked on our page and have some cool new features for you. ...
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BIG NEWS: gigmit and 8 european festivals set up a network for showcase festivals

News, news, news! After the successful launch at the Reeperbahn Festival, we proudly present: INES!...
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5 top tips for your Artist Page

Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a promoter or A&R for a moment, who often have to fight their way through hundreds of applications and profiles on a daily basis. To ensure you make it onto their shortlist, it’s important to pay special attention to some key details on your Artist Page. Here......
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How to get booked for festivals

So you want to get booked? Then you must pay attention to a few things in the booking process, and make sure you go about it the right way....
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What do you need to consider during crowdfunding? - 10 need to know steps

How exactly does successful crowdfunding work for bands and musicians? We have compiled ten important points for you....
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"How to bring new music to life" - PRS Foundation

PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres. Through various grants schemes and innovative partnerships, we support the creation and performance of outstanding music....
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5 tips on how to sell more tickets

Performing live is your main source of income. But filling up a venue is hard work. It means you need to do promo like there’s no tomorrow. That’s the only way you can stay in business and fill the halls with your music. Ultimately, you probably spend more time in promoting your gigs than you do......
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10 tips for an easy tour

Going on tour is hard work, and you need to put in a lot of time for planning, organising,contacting promoters and venues, and of course for budgeting. After all, everyone must be paid, and all those extra expenses won’t pay themselves. But all this planning doesn’t always have to be hugely diff......
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How to play every show like a pro

Most musicians fixate on the music – and they’re not wrong, of course. That’s the way it should be. But it’s also always important to keep an eye on the little details. ...
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Homemade problems or external issues? What’s holding you back from blossoming into a successful musician? - Part 3

It’s always someone else’s - or the circumstances’ - fault, right? Well, not really! We recommend more self-criticism - it’s worth it. ...
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The stage is too small: The eternal story of misunderstandings between musicians and promoters - Part 2

When two worlds collide, only mutual understanding can help your live gig go as smoothly as possible. Many would surely say that any collaboration between musicians and concert organisers is like the fight between David and Goliath....
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Want gigs? - Be a businessman! - Part 1

Do you want (more) live gigs? Then fire up those negotiating skills and be a businessman, because the live music business is hard....
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5 key investments for your live gig

OK, you’ve applied. You got booked. You’ve got a few live shows coming up. You’ve got all it takes to make your fans happy. Or do you? Because in this context “all” doesn’t just mean your stage equipment and your songs. ...
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New Feature: saved gig searches/filter bar layout

We introduced a feature to save filter sets applied in the gig search. Artists should now be able to easily check for matching gigs by saving their favourite searches and applying them again later on....
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"Be true to yourself and try to spend some time everyday on the things you love" - einarIndra

I grew up never really thinking that people could accually become an artist, it just didnt cross my mind. I was born in a small town called Húsavík with apr 2000 people and I was just gonna be a vet or a farmer , loved animals and still do. When I moved to the capital I got into dj-ing at school a......
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7 things to consider immediately after a booking

You apply for gigs. You wait. You apply. You wait. And then the positive responses start coming in. Congrats! But don’t be too quick to celebrate, because a positive response doesn’t mean the deal is done. There are a few things that you must take care of first....
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Pros and Cons of Music Streaming

In these digital times, the music industry is facing all sorts of challenges, and has changed a lot in the past ten years. Traditional business models and structures are a thing of the past, and countless new opportunities have taken their place (though of course they are not without their problems)......
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5 things that belong in every artist contract

Besides the essentials, such as date and time, place, and financial framework, an artist contract should also cover any worst-case scenarios and potential sticking points. We’ve summarised the most important ones for you here:...
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What is a USP? What makes your act special?

Separating yourself from the masses, fighting your way through the music industry jungle, and reaching as many people along the way is not that easy nowadays. ...
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Why being reliable is so important in the music business

If you want to be successful in the music business, you need more than a large fanbase, good contacts, cool music, or lots of marketing money. One of the most important aspects is often left out: reliability....
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Why are local support acts so important?

You may be wondering if being a local support band is really worth it. We often hear horror stories that scare people off rather than motivate them. There will always be pros and cons.For some, playing local support is a blessing. For others it’s a curse. ...
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7 tips on how to earn money with your music

Who wouldn’t want to make a living from music? Or at least make some decent money from it. It’s every musician’s dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy to make money from your songs or live gigs – especially if you’re just starting your music career. But if you want to live your dream,......
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Every gig counts! – So get out of the rehearsal room and onto the stage!

So you want everything with your band or solo act to go really well? Then there’s only one thing for it: perform, perform, perform! Especially for newcomers, it’s really important to play as many gigs as possible....
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What makes a good gig deal?

Common gig payments include fixed fees, donations, and the good-old “door split”. But how do these work exactly and what other kinds of payment exist?...
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YES, YOU CAN – Play international gigs with the help of funding programmes

International gigs are often published on our platform – concerts and festival gigs in Austria, Switzerland, England, Spain, Italy, America and more. However, the associated costs (travel, accommodation, meals) mean that it isn’t always easy to play such gigs....
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Our top 10 Venues in UK

Everybody knows that UK is full of good music! But what about all the venues you can play? So we've put our top 10 together. Check them out and apply now!...
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Tech talk: Wireless microphones – better performance on stage, without the hassle of annoying cables

There’s nothing better than a great performance. When you’re booked for a gig, you need to make sure you deliver on stage. You should impress the crowd and the promoter not only with your music, but also with your performance....
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New Feature: Access to Fan Insights

In order for promoters to assess whether your band can sell out their event, it really depends how many fans you already have in the relevant city. For example, if you have 20,000 Facebook fans, your chances of filling the venue seem pretty high at first glance. But if only 100 of them are based in......
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5 things that drive promoters crazy

Throwing the TV out the hotel window? Everybody knows this is the single biggest rockstar vandalism cliché. When you fill the house and everybody’s having a good time, surely you can take some liberties? Or can’t you?...
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What makes a good band photo?

To get featured in magazines and newspapers – and get noticed by promoters, radio stations and labels etc. – you need a strong image....
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5 reasons why nobody’s coming to your shows

Organising a gig isn’t the easiest thing to do – and everyone knows it. Promoters need to coordinate so many different things that it’s hard to know where to start. You need to book the right bands, find the right kind of venue, and then make sure to advertise the event so that the artists don......
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Meet Up #1: First Impressions

Got any questions? Feedback? Or just want to know how we work? Then swing by our office for a chat. We’re organising a series of meet-ups to present our latest innovations, with a focus on exchanging ideas and thoughts, experiential learning and developing awareness....
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How to increase your fan base even more

We’ve all been there: you’re scrolling through your competition’s Facebook pages and boom – there it is. “If only we’d…” Yeah, yeah - shoulda woulda coulda. The size of a musician’s fanbase is the most important thing of all! And increasing it via your band page alone just isn’t......
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5 top tips for your Artist Page

Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a promoter or A&R for a moment, who often have to fight their way through hundreds of applications and profiles on a daily basis. To ensure you make it onto their shortlist, it’s important to pay special attention to some key details on your Artist Page. Here......
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What should you include in a press kit?

To stand any chance of success, artists need to develop their own personal “brand” and then market themselves accordingly. And the best way of doing that is by using a press kit. We have put together a list for you!...
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Good to know: We also offer gig cancellation insurance!

Your next gig is just around the corner - and you can hardly wait. Only a few more days before you blow the audience away. Nothing can stand between you and your big performance – or can it? We’ve put together a summary of how you can protect yourself against the consequences of your gig being c......
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No career without a network

There is nothing but a good network to kickstart a career. Great musicians wouldn’t have been that famous without the right contacts. Here are the top places to expand your network and boost your career. ...
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The importance of building up your fanbase on social media

You want more fans? More success? More gigs? And you’ve got Facebook, Instagram and the rest – but don’t know how to go about it? Social media is key to successfully increasing your fanbase. But don’t panic – these tips will help you to increase your outreach....
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Twelve24 at Christopher Street Day 2016

The british trio Twelve24 played at Christopher Street Day in Hamburg. It was a milestone for them. Josh Green, singer and rapper of the band explained us why it was such an important gig. ...
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Why you need to play in Germany

“The German music industry is flourishing.” It could give all German musicians and the ones who want to play there a good feeling. Nevertheless there is one important question: Will I succeed? … Well, maybe. ...
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"Making ends meet as a musician these days can be tough." - Noah's Tape

Noah’s Tape is the solo project of the electronic-pop artist, Jessica Nay. Nay’s one-women show is characterized by pulsating electronic sounds and her haunting voice. We had the chance to talk to her about her music....
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"I’ve played between 400 and 500 public gigs" - Stereochemistry

The band Stereochemistry is headed up by a true scientist. Karla Hajman has a Master of Science but she’s a musician at heart. Seven years ago she grabbed her loop station and headed out onto the streets to share her music....
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"The Sziget experience was fantastic." - A.S.

A.S. is a trio from Paris who made it to play great shows. In 2014 they had a gig at Liverpool Sound City Festival. The success story of A.S. continued: Sziget Festival 2015 was a big gig for them....
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3 good reasons for playing support gigs

There are a few horror stories about being a support act: from a deliberately poor sound over irritated fans to huge costs for playing. Nevertheless the support slot is highly coveted for good reasons....
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Stig Skovlind at Ringsted Festival 2016

“I expected to be treated professionally and that was exactly the case!” Danish singer-songwriter Stig Skovlind took the chance to showcase at Ringsted Festival in Denmark....
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Katie Mac at Liverpool Sound City Festival 2015

“Sound City was great.” “Katie Mac“ started out as a solo project, named after its talented singer. The singer-songwriter from Liverpool developed her act from a solo acoustic style to a full band format. ...
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“For the 'fan growth' aspect, concerts are still the best option.” - Vincent Sala

Vincent Sala is a versatile musician. The Singer/Songwriter was born in Lyon and chose Berlin as his adopted home town. We talked with him about his decision and the huge challenges of self-marketing by Indie musicians....
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5 tips for more live gigs

Live business ain’t easy. Each band fights for every single available stage. You want to play shows? Then you better unwrap your negotiating skills and get in the position of an actual businessman. ...
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The 101 about Tech & Catering Rider

If musicians want to escape their rehearsal room to conquer the stages, talent, a few good songs and a good live performance alone are insufficient. But if the paperwork is finally done you’re good to go (at least for some time). ...
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Your perfect Electronic Press Kit

Promoters and booking agents often make their choices by the first impression. Your EPK (Electronic Press Kit) is your figurehead and your career depends on it. Coming up are a few hints to rock that EPK stuff....
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‘Wyoming‘ at Melt! Festival 2015

“It was definitely a really special concert for us – above all because of the reach and reputation of this festival. Until that time it was also one of the biggest stages that we’d ever played."...
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5 things that drive promoters crazy

There are plenty clichés that people think (rock) musicians might have like throwing the TV out of the window of the hotel room. To be honest, that cliché is way out of fashion. Nevertheless some things still happen and drive promoters crazy. ...
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Let’s discuss: Fees! How much is live music actually worth?

Musicians often complain about small fees. Rarely musicians say stuff like: “What a great show and the payment was awesome as well.” So why’s there such a gap between expectations and reality? ...
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"Any artist without management, a label or an agent can reach his goals." - Anton Maskeliade

Anton Maskeliade took his chance to play at different showcase festivals like Waves Vienna and Waves Bratislava, to make great new and important contacts. Pretty successfully! He received several invites to play at Fusion, Pohoda, Beseda and Glastonbury. ...
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"Daily new likes since the gig" - Cherry Bandora at Plötzlich am Meer

Singer Lorena tells us about her gig at the Plötzlich am Meer Festival. She’s really enthusiastic about the awesome stage and the great slot time. Since the gig their Facebook likes increased immensely. ...
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"Facebook is not enough!" - The Corridors

The development of The Corridors looks much like a long corridor itself where people have met, talked and tested out different styles of music. Since their first appearance in Tel Aviv, they have appeared in more than 150 radio shows. ...
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"I’m playing over 150 live gigs a year" - Sleepwalker's Station

Sleepwalker’s Station alias Daniel del Valle from Munich presents his music by narrating anecdotes from his long trips and daily adventures. In the last 15 years he has played in more than 16 countries on 4 different continents. ...
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Henja und her dream of the big stage

"I’m not yet earning big enough fees to pay my monthly rent." We went along to the East Side Music Days and had a chat with Henja after her gig discussing her music career....
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"Life is too short to quit chasing dreams." - Jordan Prince

Jordan Prince emigrated from New Orleans to Munich with his guitar, his girlfriend and a handful of heart-warming folk songs two years ago. Our interview with him proved to be just as authentic as his music....
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