Blog Archives for category Get Gigs


Is playing for weddings really a good gig?

One of my friends has been playing for weddings for over twenty years. She told me that not only is… Continue reading »


What to write in a first email to get the gig

When you apply for a gig, the first email you send is the most important. The way you write it… Continue reading »


Who to work for to get paid more

There are times in our life when we need more money. We’ve talked here before of how to ask for… Continue reading »

How to create a good rapport with anyone in rehearsal, on your gig, and to get a job

Anyone you meet is more likely to work with you when you have a good rapport with them. But how… Continue reading »

When do you get to call yourself accomplished?

Lately, I’ve come across web sites of musicians still in college who describe themselves as accomplished. But I tend to… Continue reading »

5 music ads gone wrong

I thought it’d be “fun” to take some ads for musicians, and change the word musician for another job title…. Continue reading »

What if that gig doesn’t pay you enough?

What are your options when you’re offered a gig that doesn’t pay enough? Do you have to choose between turning… Continue reading »

Why apply to that job when you know you’re not gonna get it?

Looking and applying to gigs takes time, so it’s tempting to weight our chances before wasting our time applying to… Continue reading »

What determines how much you make?

Think you’ll get paid more the better you are at your instrument? Think again! In his book Attitude 101, John… Continue reading »

Where to park for that gig?

As freelancer musicians, we often work in places, and even in cities we’ve never been to before. That leaves us… Continue reading »