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We Want to Host a Music-Oriented Event

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:52 am
by sweetsoulmusic
As an effort to get our names out there, a friend and I wanted to start some sort of music-oriented event. She wants to be established as a music business person and I want to brand myself further as an artist. All I could think of was open mics, showcases and networking events. Any other type of events I'm not thinking of?

Re: We Want to Host a Music-Oriented Event

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:16 am
by vivsim
How about approaching your local university radio station with a proposal for a segment featuring your music?

Re: We Want to Host a Music-Oriented Event

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:14 am
by skannie
Music festival
Music & poetry night
A dance or disco, if it’s danceable music
Music learning workshops/classes
Jam sessions for learners
Fair or market for musical instruments, equipment, CDs & DVDs etc.
Musical instrument/equipment repair & maintenance workshop
Band or solo performer competition
Busking (street music) competition
Composing or song-writing competition
Public lecture or exhibition about your music genre e.g. history, cultural significance, important performers, playing techniques, instruments used etc.
Demo recording sessions for musicians, singers and bands
Charity concert for a good cause
Musical performance in an unusual place e.g. on a boat or bus or train, on a bridge or roof of a building etc.

Re: We Want to Host a Music-Oriented Event

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:25 am
by Miss Jane
Greetings SweetSoulMusic!



I'd like to suggest one other option.

Do Living Room Performances. Family Room, etc. The idea is that you perform (display your art) in private settings. The Host/Hostess provides the space. You two supply the "Talent."

Offer this to your friends (and their friends ... as you will ask them to "Share" the post) on Facebook with a small description.

If you don't want to charge at first. Just help the hostess by asking guests to bring a nibble or a beverage (Idea Party Style).

My Daughter has done this quite successfully with the most recent album she made in conjunction with another fine Singer/Songwriter. They toured the country doing these Living Room Shows!

You will immediately begin to build a following ... or at minimum garner some great Testimonials for future "Press!"

Hope this helps!

Make sure you "Hosts" experience your Talents so they know what they will be offering their guests. Do you have a CD or a YouTube Video or some other little Podcast'ish thing to show them?

Best Regards,

Jane in LA!