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GIGSALAD: AM I SELLING OUT BY PLAYING COVERS?

GIGSALAD: AM I SELLING OUT BY PLAYING COVERS?

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GIGSALAD: SECRETS OF A SUCCESFUL INDIE ARTIST

GIGSALAD: SECRETS OF A SUCCESFUL INDIE ARTIST

[spb_text_block element_name=”Article” icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article written by Tessie Barnett Since the early 2000s, the word “indie” has gained considerable traction. Many of us think “new music” when we hear the

GIGSALAD: 7 WAYS TO CUT COSTS WHEN PURCHASING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

GIGSALAD: 7 WAYS TO CUT COSTS WHEN PURCHASING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

[spb_text_block element_name=”Article” icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article written by Eric Casey If you’re a musician, you know what it means to be bold and set out on the road less traveled. Unfortunately, as

GIGSALAD: 4 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TOURING

GIGSALAD: 4 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TOURING

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] What performer doesn’t love the thought of traveling from city to city performing for his or her biggest fans and making new fans along the way? Touring is

GIGSALAD: HOW TO GET BOOKED FOR HOUSE CONCERTS

GIGSALAD: HOW TO GET BOOKED FOR HOUSE CONCERTS

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Matt Holland for gigsalad.com Photos by Anna Selle Different than the typical house party, a house concert features you, the musician, as the focal point. Actively

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT STAGECRAFT AND PERFORMANCE

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT STAGECRAFT AND PERFORMANCE

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;border-top: 0px ;border-left: 0px ;border-right: 0px ;border-bottom: 0px ;padding-top: 0px;padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Tessie Barnett for gigsalad.com In a world where making music, sharing music, and collaborating

LOOKING FOR GIGS? HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL TIPS

LOOKING FOR GIGS? HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL TIPS

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Tessie Barnett for gigsalad.com Many artists and professionals have built a solid, organic following with their talent but struggle to get beyond a certain threshold. It’s a point at which

THE GIGGING LIFE: IS IT WORTH IT?

THE GIGGING LIFE: IS IT WORTH IT?

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Tessie Barnett for gigsalad.com In this line of work, it’s often we come across some exceptional performers and event professionals—most of the time by way of client reviews. That’s

COVERS VS. ORIGINALS

COVERS VS. ORIGINALS

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Tessie Barnett for gigsalad.com Recently, a few of us at GigSalad were in Toronto, ON for Canadian Music Week. We were lucky enough to meet some incredible musicians,

6 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR ENTERTAINERS

6 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR ENTERTAINERS

[spb_text_block icon=”Third” animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Original article by Joanna Carpenter for gigsalad.com Although some businesses are still trying to figure out the value of building a fan base on social media, many entertainers have long understood