DIY Series - How To Find A Good Booking Agent, Radio Promotions Agent, and a Publicist!


DIY Series - How To Find A Good Booking Agent, Radio Promotions Agent, and a Publicist!

DIY (Do It Yourself) Series - A group about how to find the people you need on your team. The things that a Label would have in house that you have to do on your own. Also a place where those that are in these fields can connect with artists.

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Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2017

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Comment by Robert Dunn on October 7, 2016 at 10:28am

This group seems cool.

Comment by Kat Williams on October 8, 2008 at 11:01am
Im look forward to networking with all of you.

God Bless
Comment by Celia Mur´s Page on August 12, 2008 at 8:22am
hello , i´m preparing my new cd realise " SIMPATIA" for the next November in Spain,. and hopefully in Nyc and europe next year,
I sing my father originals in spanish , portuguese and english, is such a modern jazz with spanish and bit flamenco touch.
I am looking for sponsors on terms of getting my music the kind of publicity and attention it would need to get it through nationally and worldwide.

you can listen a couple of tracks in peace!!
Comment by Chip Shelton on June 23, 2008 at 3:58pm

8th CD, "Imbued With Memories", on Summit Records was released May, 2008. Upcoming CD-release-performances are: Sat. June 28, 8-11pm, Creole Jazz Restaurant3rd Av at E118 St, NYC; Tues.July 1, 8-10:30pm, Bahai Center, 53 E. 11th St. NYC; Fri. July 4, 8-12pm, Cleopatra's Needle, Broadway @ 93 St. NYC; Sat. July 12 10pm-2am, Mintons Playhouse, W.118St off AC Powell Blvd, NYC.
Details: Tel 212/ 222-1543
Comment by Erly Thornton on May 4, 2008 at 9:16pm
I am in a quandary. I have been getting good reviews about my CD not only from friends and fellow musicians but also Industry people who are more objective. I may have a good product. My problem is that if I go get shopped to a label, I may not get the greatest of deals. We know that sometimes a deal is the Holy Grail of musicians but it may not be a good deal. So I am leery. But with my project complete, what is a label going to do for me anyway?

Well, physical distribution is one thing. Got to get the CD in as many places as possible for people to buy it. At the same time, marketing and promotion, with a good publicist writing and submitting articles to the major and minor magazines and news rags. At the same time, the elusive "Radio Airplay" is extremely hard in this corporate controlled radio market. DJ's like me, even program directors, but they have no power to change the playlist to include the up and coming so a label would use their influence to get that happening. An Entertainment Lawyer, not just a lawyer but one who is versed with this speciality is also needed. And last but most importantly, is someone who can walk you into Festivals, Clubs, whatever regarding getting you playing.

A lable will do all of these things, but they may take all of you cash in the process.

So what do we do ourselves as artists to make this possible?

Some of us are good at multitasking and can book, write articles, and promote themselves and still have time to practice and play, but I am finding that hard.

Robert Kiyosaki of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" fame wrote, "You have to find a team of people to do the things that you know of but cannot do on your own"

That is what this forum is about. Do you know how to find a good booking agent? How do you evaluate them? Are the big firms not paying attention Are the little guys just not doing anything for you?

Do you have a Lawyer that is looking out for you? (You really need to have that)

A publicist that is submitting for your or a radio guy that is getting you airplay are like ungodly expensive! What is the solution?

How can us DIY people act like a label and create our own opportunities and survive this sometime "cut throat" industry?

Please post away with your comments. Your questions, your solutions, your victories. We all would love to hear them!


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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

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