« Home | IndieMusicCoach Special - save $ » | Indie Band Manager for OSX Leopard... and your son... » | Something to think about today... » | PLANNING AND ROUTING: SAVED BY GEOGRAPHY » | Artist Development » | Motivation for Musicians - today's text message » | Inside the Head of a Music Reviewer » | Need Myspace Promo Help? » | Be Committed!...You’ll Never Be Famous If You Don’... » | Bebo - yet another social network site » 

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 

Making the most of your show

So you have a big show this weekend. Are you just going to show up and play or are you prepared to make the most of it?

Most bands don’t mingle with the audience before or after their show. Why?? It’s the best time to connect with people whether it's your fans or soon-to-be fans. Why not stand at the door and greet people as they come in. What an impact that would make! No one does this so if you want to stand out and be different from all the other bands this is one way. After your set, walk around with your mailing list in one hand and some CDs in the other. Don’t be afraid to sell your CD and ask people to join your mailing list. Here's a fact I've watched over and over: some people are not going to walk over to the merch table. Some are afraid while some are distracted with friends and good beer. But if you go to them you have a much better chance of making the sale. And always offer to “sign” the CD. People LOVE that!

So what are you going to do to make the most of your next show?

Copyright © 2007 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach, consultant and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 11 years working with a wide range of independent musicians all over the world - U.S., Canada and Japan thus far. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.

Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out http://www.indiemusiccoach.com/ for more info.

Links to this post

Create a Link



    Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She has spent over 15 years helping independent musicians and music business professionals achieve greater success. Her motto is: working smarter not harder. She also founded GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest + largest online community of indie women musicians.

    Madalyn's Sites:
    * GoGirlsMusic.com
    * Social Networks for Musicians
    contact: madalynsklar(at)gmail.com


    Get interviewed on this blog for just $50

    HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard

    Learn it all.

    HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard

    Check out my YouTube video:

    GoGirlsMusic.com's items Go to Madalyn's photostream


    Click here if you would like to post articles and information from this blog to your blog or web site.

Previous posts


Madalyn's Blog
P.O. Box 16940
Sugar Land, TX 77496-6940

Copyright © 2000-2009 Madalyn's Music Biz Blog. All rights reserved.

This blog is designed to provide reliable information regarding the subject matter covered.
The authors disclaim any liability that incurs from the use of any information contained in this blog.