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Found this pic online thought man, If you had a commercial job on a busy street, Parked your logo'd up trailer out so everyone could see it & started mowing with this I bet your phone would ring off the hook!
Well *I don't know that many lessons really carry over other than that confidence sells people. *If you get on stage & are nervous & you look it, people sit down & lose intrest. When I get on stage & they start sound checking drums, I ussually stand front & center (guitar in hand) stretch out my legs , crack my neck, jump up & down & or pace around the stage to get blood flowing.... The reaction is ussually people want to be right in front of the stage becaue there thinking these guys are about to tear this place apart & I wanna see it! *We don't wait for people to react to us. *We go off & start putting on a stage show from song 1, people buy in & decide they like the band 1) if they like the music of course but 2) if they like the way you present yourself. * When a client calls for an estimate it is a show just the same.... & confidence will create a positive buying decision.
Sorry to run on about the band so long. *But since I've gon this far.... *Here's a video, not a great sound quality but you can see what I was talking about as far as the stage show, this was at a battle of the bands in which 80% of the crown had never hear us before, it was the 1st song.... *enjoy! Jack Somebody!!
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I have been to a lot of clubs and I don't get a chance to see many where the crowd is into the band this much! Do you have a following that really digs your music from club to club? Or are the people just really into live music down there or what?
We'll we kinda hit the 3 or 4 counties around here regularly, We have some close friends that will follow us other than that we've built fan bases in each city. This was admittedly a great night & a good crowd.... It's not like that everytime we play but more & more lately....
We put out flyers, Myspace helps, Radio adds usualy paid for by the club. Newspaper adds in the let's go setcion (local section on events & entertainment) but no this area is no like houston Tx. by that I mean - know fror a great musical scene.
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Feb. 26 2008,11:20)]Are there any other bands in your area that really seem to be doing some amazing things with their band promotion? What kinds of things do they do that stand out?
If you could implement more marketing for your band, what would it be?
If I could do anything more for the band it would be more time spent on it. I simply don't have the time for the marketing side of the music biz. When I was younger I came really close to getting signed to Universal records (blew it due to lack of experiance negotiating with a major record label & we didn't hire an entertainment attorney) I along with the other guys in the band would love to make a real go of it & would likley do well but lack the financial resources to be able to dedicate anymore time & energy into marketing & merchandising the group.
example: we are due to release a full lenth album (which is already recorded) we just recently made enough money now to mix it & have it mastered. Then we have to come up with the capitol for duplication... We sold out of t- shirts last month & lack the funds to order more due to dedicating our cash to the recording! We need a professional artist manager/ booking agent + a little backing to take it to the next level. With money being tight & time being at premium both due to local & national economics on top of starting a new business.... I can't handle it all anymore.
It's like being in low gear.... we're making progress, but not fast enough.
Quote[/b] ]When I was younger I came really close to getting signed to Universal records (blew it due to lack of experiance negotiating with a major record label & we didn't hire an entertainment attorney)
That is amazing! I bet that was one heck of an experience! If you can say, what was it like talking with Universal? What were the sticking points? What do you think you would have done differently?
Also, when you can send me a link to a bunch of your mp3s if you can and I will plug them on the different show I do! Both on the GopherHaul podcast and on the GopherHaul video.