Start building your brand today. To that end, at an open mic, the most important things to do is brand yourself, promote your next event and provide your contact information.
Always publicly thank the host, and if applicable, the booking agent that got you the gig. It is a good idea to promote and thank the venue as well.
Own the stage, always be professional. Never apologize or make excuses. Be prepared to perform by having your instrument and equipment ready to go.
Network with the Host, often the most important person in the room. They are the ones that can assist with promoting your next event and introduce you to other musicians or event producers.
Have marketing material, with contact information, available within seconds. You would be amazed how often I have approached a high quality musician, as a music series director and requested a business card only to hear they don't have any... no excuses.
Network the room proactively. If you see a high quality musician or a decision maker, ie music event producer, make a point to go to them and say hello. Take an interest in them and then provide them with information on your talent.
Musicians, bands and fans of live music should check out our Face Book fan page for music event postings & commentary on live music events in the South Bay.
If you have a comment or suggestion of bands, musicians or venues, please send a message with any details you have.
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