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I'm a new musician...well, not new..but new at trying to actually break into the scene.

I have a few (or a lot of) questions that I haven't been able to find on Google, lol, so here they are:

1. How do you book gigs?

2. What's required to book a gig?

3. I've heard that bands need "press kits", what is that and how do I make one? Can I use a digital one like the one on Reverbnation?

4. In three months I plan to release an EP. How do I find people who can write stuff like this on the day I drop it?

( http://bit.ly/MwPCIL )

I really hope someone sees this and replies. I feel like the section of the forums doesn't get a lot of attention. :helpsmilie:

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No one who handles booking is going to search you out on the web. When you approach someone for a booking you'd better have your credentials in order. You have to go to them. They won't be coming to you. They'll often make a judgment based on first encounter whether or not you are worthy for review.

"Hey do you have a computer? Let me show you this website." Is that anyway to introduce yourself to a potential gig? "Hey look at my ipad no you can't keep it as a reference" Give them something they can hold in there hand. Not a url which they'll forget even before the first contact is over.

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No one who handles booking is going to search you out on the web. When you approach someone for a booking you'd better have your credentials in order. You have to go to them. They won't be coming to you. They'll often make a judgment based on first encounter whether or not you are worthy for review.

"Hey do you have a computer? Let me show you this website." Is that anyway to introduce yourself to a potential gig? "Hey look at my ipad no you can't keep it as a reference" Give them something they can hold in there hand. Not a url which they'll forget even before the first contact is over.

And I believe that's where a press kit comes in, right? I read that some gigs prefer physical press kits, and some like electronic press kits. I'm not exactly sure of what a press kit is though and what I need to make one. :no:

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Have you checked out the blogs and info on CDBaby? They have 'a lot' of good info on there and can help you with web sites and distribution etc.

You should check it out,

Cheers,

Tim

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