How does a new artist start getting gigs


#1

If I am a singer songwriter, what do I need to do to start getting payed to sing at local venues? Do I need a booking agent, manager, etc? Or do I just need to email every venue there is until one will have me? I know a lot of you artists are further along the road than I.


#2

Play for free. Repeatedly. Be good. Get noticed. Build up your social media presence. Attract people to your free gigs. Start getting paid for gigs as a result. Expect to earn peanuts. Network like crazy. In person, not over email. Keep building. Get some quality demos produced if you think you are going to go for it.

I there is one thing you can do to succeed it’s to have a sound that is original. Don’t copy others.

You will 99.9% fail but you might have fun in the process. Good luck.