One of the Best Ways to Get Good Musician Gigs | Jon Christopher Davis is a master of building relationships to get good musician gigs. He also works in multiple bands | The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, chapters 3-4, read by RobonzoOne the best ways to get good musician gigs is by building good relationships. The primary theme of this episode is relationships.

This is the second installment and re-release of The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. This episode is dedicated to chapters three and four, which are among the first few podcast episodes I ever recorded.

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Episode Highlights (what you’ll learn)

  • Why I wrote The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs
  • My personal experience working with multiple bands — the good and bad
  • The benefits of building a positive relationship with your bandmates, audiences, and venues
  • The advantages of working with multiple bands
  • How to build a good relationship with the people around you
  • What a Russian guy taught me about schmoozing
  • How networking at wineries with my wife played into getting gigs

3 Key Points

  1. Building good relationships with your bandmates, audiences, and venues pays big dividends toward getting good gigs.
  2. Working with multiple bands is like hiring a sales team. It helps you build connections you can leverage for years.
  3. Networking with other musicians and at venues will work in your favor. Schmooze and make some new friends!

Tweetable Quotes

  • Performing live offers a different kind of benefit from personal practice time and band practice. — Robonzo
  • Make your bandmates look good and you’ll always get the call for gigs. — Robonzo
  • Play [music] with people you respect and enjoy hanging out with and you’ll work well together.  — Robonzo


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