The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is reminding us that there are things musicians can do to hedge our income during uncertain times. Amidst the cancellation of shows, festivals and conferences, many musicians are feeling uncertain about the near term future. Dave Cool, VP of Business Development at Bandzoogle joins me for a conversation about different ways musicians can still generate income. We also discuss how he became part of the Bandzoogle team and why he recently wrote this blog post on how musicians can ask fans for support during the coronavirus pandemic.
We go on to talk about the following:
- The pay-what-you-want model (21:44)
- Pre-order campaigns (25:13)
- Alternative ways of doing house concerts (36:35)
- The importance of side hustles (40:57)
- Teaching online (44:15)
- How the pandemic is affecting Dave and his co-workers at Bandzoogle (50:16)
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- No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour, by Shannon Curtis
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