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The Gigging Musician Podcast
8 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Gigs Are Not Booked In The Practice Room
In this episode, Jared shared where gigs are booked, and the importance of building relationships with those who can either book you or refer you to people looking to book.
7 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Goal Setting For Musicians
In this episode, Jared shares the exact goals a musician he works with has set for themselves, and how they’re going about accomplishing them.
11 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Beliefs I Have About Being A Musician
In this episode, Jared shares the unconventional beliefs he has about being a musician, and how those beliefs shape everything he does.
8 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Findings From Calling Wedding Planners
In this episode, Jared shares a shocking discovery he encountered when calling wedding planners. This discovery might change the course of his (and your) gigging business.
8 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The Offer Stack
In this episode, Jared shares an amazing tool that helped him and his gigging business students feel more confident charging a higher rate for their gigs (and other services they were selling).
6 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Event Planner Funnel
In this episode, Jared was inspired by James Gross to take action and reach out to more venues and planners in order to book more gigs.
16 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Cover Band Interview (3 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this final episode of his interview, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band drops some truths about being a bandleader. He also answers the question, “If you lose everything and had to get your new band a paid gig in 30 days, what do you do?”
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Cover Band Interview (2 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this episode, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band shares his approach to bookings. He shares a crazy story where his band faked an event to get that perfect promo shot. Let’s take a listen!
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Cover Band Interview (1 of 3) With James Gross - Shirts and Skins
In this episode, James Gross, bandleader of the Shirts and Skins band shares his background as a musician and how he started his group. Topics discussed include pay rates for gigs, booking agents, original music, and more.
10 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Paid Ads to Get Gigs
In this episode, Jared shares his story about leveraging paid ads to get potential bookers to learn about his group and book them.
12 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
The Dangers of Outdoor Gigs
In this episode, Jared discusses the dangers of performing outdoor gigs, and share some of his personal stories with things that went wrong when the environment just didn’t cooperate.
10 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
In this episode, Jared discusses the marketing strategy for Gigging Musicians in order to maximize their influence over their market. He attempts to answer the question how do I get as many gigs as possible?
9 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
The Most Important Gigging Skill
In this episode, Jared discusses the most important skill Gigging Musicians must have when they are on a gig and the dangers of not having this skill.
8 minutes | May 28, 2021
Playing For Exposure
In this episode, Jared shares the only 2 reason he would EVER play for exposure. Musicians all over the world struggle with this concept, many of them play for exposure and then get frustrated and jaded with the music industry. Tune in to find the hidden consequences of playing for exposure.
6 minutes | May 26, 2021
Pleasure And Pain In Your Marketing
In this episode, Jared shares the lessons he learned about using the concepts of pleasure and pain in marketing, and why every single decision to book you to play music in ANY scenario is made to either move someone away from pain, or towards pleasure.
11 minutes | May 15, 2021
Do I Even Need A Website?
In this episode, Jared shares his experience learning the marketing game for live music, and addresses the question of "If musicians should even have a website."
7 minutes | May 13, 2021
Getting Scammed as a Bandleader
In this episode, Jared shares a local wedding pianist’s experience dealing with the unfortunate reality of scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting musicians.
9 minutes | May 8, 2021
The Power Of Focus
In this episode, Jared shares his struggle with “shiny-object syndrome.” Hear how trying to do too many things nearly crippled his music career, and how he creatively solved that problem.
8 minutes | May 6, 2021
In this episode, Jared shares his excitement about the new Review Funnel the BookLive Pro team is building into the app. Up until now, he missed out on incredibly valuable testimonials from happy clients. Find out how the team just solved that.
9 minutes | May 4, 2021
In this episode, Jared shares a gig story where a client that hired his quartet was less-than-happy with the quartet. Hear how he handled it, and how musicians have handled threats of negative reviews.
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