lundi 17 octobre 2016

How To Get Your Band Gigs For Corporate Events

By Sarah Campbell

If you are a lover of music, chances are you have no clue about the effort that your favorite artistes put to churn out their greatest hits. While most underground bands rely on occasional performances in local night clubs to make a living, there are those that reap big by getting booked for performances at corporate events. If you have dreams of making your band popular among event organizers, there are many things you may have to change besides strategy.

Most planners prefer hiring performers who have made a niche for themselves in the entertainment industry. If your band still remains relatively unknown after years of existence, there are many ways through which you can get noticed. These days, the internet plays host to a plethora of websites dedicated to even booking.

Look for one that you think is legit and post your portfolio on it. In this case, you may record a video demo and upload it. When looking for performers, planners hired by corporate organizations may see the value in what you are offering.

Another great way to get noticed is by ensuring your band has an active social media presence. If you believe your fans adore what you do, get them to follow your updates on social media. The hype you create is what will ultimately act as your selling point to companies. Try to set up an official profile on popular video streaming websites and you will get your name out gradually.

In addition to this, you need to identify the kind of music corporate organizations are likely to prefer. Based on the people who usually grace such events, chances are the audience may be a little bit reserved. If you are used to performing songs that contain lots of lewd lyrics, you might want to change tact. Go for songs that are likely to resonate with people across all age groups. For instance, singing songs that are uplifting and energetic at the same time may be a good idea. They allow listeners to enjoy themselves in an exhilarating yet reserved manner.

To get bigger gigs, you ought to start from somewhere. There is absolutely no way you can become an instant success. If you have friends who plan to hold their weddings soon, ask them to allow your band to perform at their ceremonies. Once you start performing at such events, you build your portfolio in a gradual manner. In the process, never forget to ask your clients to review your performances.

Start by setting up a website if you can. Nowadays, website hosting is pretty cheap. There are service providers who even do it free of charge. Once you have an active website, encourage your followers to visit it regularly to post feedback. The feedback you get will be useful in marketing your performances.

Your website must also have a professional look and feel. Create different segments for your videos, audios, photos and reviews. Include one section for bookings as well. Once everything is set, your voyage into success will undoubtedly bear fruit. With time, clients will effortlessly come to you.

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