The Gigging Success Podcast With Brad Lazarus
By Brad Lazarus - Sales & Marketing Advice For Cover Bands
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The Gigging Success Podcast is the resource for cover bands, musicians and entertainers who earn all or part of their living from performing. Here you'll find interviews with successful musicians, tips, tactics and strategies on how to promote and market your band to people organizing private and corporate events. It's all you need to get more gigs at weddings, private parties and corporate events. If you want more gigs, you want to get paid more for them and be treated like a superstar then you're in the right place.
||GS 25: How To Get Agents To Get Gigs For You – Part 1||Can you relate to any of these?...“We added our details to their websites but not getting gigs”, “We can’t get any traction with agents”, “How do we crack the apathy from entertainment agents”, “The agents take us on and then hide our br||13 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 24: How Adam From All Covered Up Party Band Smashed His First Year Bookings Goal Target||At the start of 2014 All Covered Up party band had one booking. Adam, the band leader set himself a target of 20 private event bookings by the end of 2014. Adam smashed that goal. Hear how he managed to do it all while being employed full time .||16 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 23: Why Joe Lee Decided To Create An Act That Was Different From Everything Else And How It’s Paid Off||Being unique and different is critical in a market place that is filled with cover bands and acts that look and sound like their competition. Joe Lee from Party Piano’s made damn sure he didn’t fall into that trap.||26 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 22: 6 Ways To Stop Your Cover Band Being Undercut On Fees||One of the biggest challenges for most cover bands is how to not look and sound like every other band out there. It's very easy to fall into 'The Cover Band Commodization Trap'. When you do, you leave your prospective client with no other reason to mak.||11 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 21: How The Bluejays Went From No Shows To 70 Shows In 3 Years And How 2015 Is Set To Be An Even Better Year||Sometimes a band comes a long that makes success look effortless. The Bluejays are one of those bands. BUT don’t think for one minute that the bookings just fall out the sky miraculously. These guys have cleverly used branding, social media,||22 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 20: 3 Simple Steps To More Cover Band Bookings||The number of cover band marketing ideas, strategies and tactics available is huge. It can be really overwhelming to know where to even start. In this podcast we discuss 3 simple strategies that'll help you get on the right track.||7 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 19: Cover Band Websites That Get Gigs With Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool||If you want well paid gigs with good clients in great venues then you absolutely must have a website. Relying on a Facebook page is just not going to cut it. Your website is your bands home online. It’s where your prospective clients go to make their||9 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 18: Getting a Fairer Deal For Musicians With Dave Webster & Kelly Wood from the Musicians Union||The Musicians Union in the UK have a number of initiatives ongoing that are there to help you achieve a fairer deal for your performance. In this podcast we run through all of these in detail as well as covering some key factors involved in how to valu.||13 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to ‘Sell’ Your Cover Band Without Feeling Like A Sleazy Salesman||If the word ‘sales’ fills you with dread and fear then this is the post for you. That feeling of nervousness, sweaty palms and dry mouth is enough to make you never pick up the phone again. It doesn't have to be that way though.||11 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Create Amazingly Powerful Video Testimonials That’ll Get More Gigs For Your Band (All with Zero Budget and Just Using Your Camera Phone)||If you're standing on a soap box and yelling about how great your band is, chances are you're losing bookings. Prospects aren't interested in your opinion of your band. They want you to show them clear evidence that real people paid their hard earn cas.||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 17: How Brad Wills Balances A Full Time Job And Busy Family Life While Finding The Time To Grow His Indie Rock Cover Band||Running your own small business places massive strains on the time you have available for other things in your life. That doesn’t faze Brad Wills. He’s successfully balancing running a small business with family life commitments while also finding t||23 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 16: How Dominic Halpin Spent The Last 10 Years Earning A Full Time Living Running A Cover Band And Working On His Own Original Material||For the last 10 years Dominic Halpin has earned a living as a full time musician successfully running a cover band and releasing his own original material independently. His enthusiasm for both areas of his career is infectious.||6 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Big Do You Want Your Cover Band To Be?||Taking your cover band to the next level of success is a challenge. It’s easy to get comfortable in the status quo or just think that ‘we’re a 10 gigs a year cover band’ and not really believe or have the confidence to increase that number signi||17 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 15: What Graeme Nash Of Cover Band ‘Daft’ Did To Go From Part Time Semi-Pro To Full Time Professional Musician Running A Successful Band That Supports Him And His Family||Graeme Nash of cover ‘Daft’ is one of those brave characters that took the decision to ‘go pro’. He’s successfully gone from being a full time sales professional on a great salary to earning all his income from his band.||18 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 14: How To Reach Thousands More Potential Bookers Of Your Band Than Your Website Will Ever Be Able To Do||Over the last few years websites that cut out the middle man ie agents have become increasingly popular. They allow you to showcase your band directly to thousands more potential clients than your website could ever achieve.||24 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 13: How Natasha Beckman Took Urban Soul Orchestra To 100 Plus Bookings A Year At High End Events And A Performance At An Oasis Album Launch.||Natasha manages a very unique act called Urban Soul Orchestra. Originally from New Zealand she arrived in the UK in the late 2000s and had no experience of the UK private and corporate events market. In the last 5 years she’s been the driving force be||23 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||3 Reasons Why Wedding Couples Aren’t Responding To Your Emailed Quotes…And What To Do About It||Rehearsed and ready to gig – check. You’ve got a great promo video – check. Websites looking good – check. You’re getting enquiries and emailing back quotes – check. So why are so few couples getting back to you?||29 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 11: How Billy and Andy of Soul Avenue Went From 100 Bookings in 2012 to 50 Bookings in 2013 And How They Plan To Get Back To 100 In 2014||With 10 years experience of running a successful cover band you would be excused for thinking that Billy and Andy knew everything there was to know about getting gigs. 2012 saw them rack up 100 bookings then in 2013 it plummeted to half that.||10 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 10: 175 Bookings in 2013 – How Sera Golding of MIB Band Achieved This Many Bookings Through Mastering Key Marketing And Sales Tactics & Strategies.||Once in a while I meet someone who just gets it. Sera is one of them. In 2013 her band, MIB did 175 bookings and she still finds time to manage multiple other bands and pursue other projects. How? Early on she understood that marketing and selling her .||21 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 7 Critical Things Your Cover Band Promo Video Probably Doesn’t Have But Should||There are literally thousands of cover bands that want the gigs you want. You need to do everything you can to communicate to your audience why you’re the right choice for their event. Your promo video is hands down the best way of getting your messag||5 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 08: How Brian Walters Works a Full Time Job As a Marketing Exec And Still Finds Time To Implement Sales And Marketing Strategies For His Cover Band That’s Getting His Diary Ever Fuller||Brian is a full time marketing executive. In his spare time he runs Baffalo Tale, a 5 piece party that is consistently busy gigging at weddings and corporate events year round. Brian's take on the bands semi pro status is excellent....||21 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 07: How James Eager Of Metropolis Has Embraced Video and Social Media to Grow His Network, Land High End Clients and Supercharge His Band Bookings||James takes his band, Metropolis, seriously. He treats it like a business. In this episode we learn how he got that crucial success mindset, why he concentrates on quality rather than quantity, his approach to networking and how that has landed him mor.||29 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 06: How An Ex Heavy Metal Band Front Man Took His 4 Piece Party Band From Standing Start To Performing At Weddings Most Weekends For The Last Three Months||Baz Edmondson runs The Benedicts, a 4 piece party band. He's an ex heavy metal band front man who set up the band 18 months ago and has some stellar success relatively quickly. In the last 3 months of 2013 his band were out gigging at weddings almost e.||15 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 05: How Martyn Strange Took His Cover Band ‘Get Funked’ From Zero Gigs To A High End Market Leader And Full Diary||This week we talk to Martyn Strange of UK band Get Funked. Martyn has built Get Funked from the ground up and now can boast to be the band leader and manager of the one of the UKs most successful cover bands.||11 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 04: How to Handle Difficult Band Members and How to Structure Your Band For Maximum Profit||Del & Brad discuss the delicate issues of how to handle the people in the band, how to structure your band to make it more manageable, less stressful and more profitable. Listen to Ideas and experiences from the sharp end of gigging in a covers band.||7 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 03: Gig Getting Strategies and Ninja Follow Up Techniques||Brad & Del, the gig getting gurus discuss making your web site work for you, the art of following up on enquiries and how to handle not getting the booking.||29 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 02: How to Get Gigs and Keep Getting Them||Del Cotton and Brad Lazarus, successful businessmen in band marketing, give more pointers and tricks on how to get gigs and being able to increase your clientele. The key to any success is hard work, but what good is hard work if you are not doing the .||2 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||GS 01: Essential Tools for Getting Gigs and Promoting Your Band||Brad and Del discuss some of the challenges facing gigging musicians and how to get round them.||25 7 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Very solid advice for working musicians
This is a clear, honest & interesting account of various aspects of being a working musician & band.
Well thought out & helpful, keep em coming!
Great insight into how
Gigging success is an amazing resource for serious musicians wanting to get the best from their career.
I had it on in the car over Xmas travelling to gigs and it really got me thinking about what I could improve and how to go about doing it.
I would recommend it to bands/artists who are looking for ways to get better quality work.
Vital listening for all gigging musicans
If you take your music career seriously and are looking for effective ways in which to fill you gigging calendar...then listen to Brad! The Gigging Success Podcast offers vital advice for all aspiring musicians, discussing the industry and the journeys taken by a varierty of working musicians; it's simply a case of taking what is discussed and incorprating it in to your own business plan.
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