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Artists, Craftspeople, Musicians, Festivals, & Others that exhibit, perform or work in the music, art, craft, festival biz and special events industry, will find these past Newsletters of interest.

Years 2012-2018. To access a back issue, click the Newsletter title. Use the search box above to find a topic in all years.

Latest Newsletters - Musicians | Food Vendors | Promoters | Artists & Crafters

Musicians News:

How to Write the Perfect Cold Booking Email
by Bob Barrick, guest blogger for bandzoogle.com

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Like everything else in the music biz, booking gigs must be approached like a business. The first step in that approach is gaining some understanding of who you’re trying to contact. If you were a promoter and your email inbox lit up with 20 booking emails every day, would you respond to everyone? Probably not. You'd only respond to the ones that stand out. Soundfly put together some booking email strategies to help your cold calls stand out against the crowd.

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Do Some Research

Spamming every event with the same pitch isn’t going to do you much good. That’s where a majority of amateur musicians make their mistake. They don’t realize that talent buyers have seen it all and can pick out serious inquiries from punks with a computer.

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Food Vendors News:

Top 10 Insurance Mistakes for Food Trailers and Trucks
By Joel Paprocki for insuremyfood.com

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Let's run through the most common mistakes mobile food business owners make when they purchase insurance – as well as tips on how to avoid them.

  1. Buying The Lowest Price Policy You Can Find

Choosing low-cost insurance can – ironically – end up costing you a lot of money. Many low-cost policies have a very small list of claims they cover. 

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Since insurance companies are continually pressured to lower prices, they're also forced to reduce plan benefits. This hurts the relationship between insured and insurer, especially when claims are filed that aren't covered by the plan. Don't just jump at the lowest price – jump at the plan and agency that fits you best.

  1. Paying Extra For Additional Insurance Certificates

Commissary kitchens, landlords, event managers, and city health departments often require that you present them with additional insurance certificates. 

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Promoters News:

Shift Your Event Into Overdrive by becoming a Featured Event!
By Julie Cochrane for FestivalNet.com

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We love that it's free for promoters to add events to our database! It's what allows us to offer the largest resource for North American events, anywhere.

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To take full advantage of ALL of our 1.3 million + monthly visitors, we offer another event status that lets you reach more of our visitors and more of our members. You can't afford to not take advantage of this, because well, it's MAD-affordable!

Allow me to deliver the lowdown: On our homepage is a map of our great country. Click on your state & you will see all the FEATURED events in your area. EVERYONE has access to these events, not just our members.

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Artists & Crafters News:

How to Get Comfortable Talking About Your Art at Art Fairs
By Belinda Del Pesco

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Being prepared before presenting your art to the public is what makes art shows mangeable and fun to attend. I've got some tips to help you prepare for exhibiting and talking about your art at a show. Grab a notepad and let's dig in!

1. Prepare for common questions

Grab a beverage and write (writing vs typing helps you retain information) brief, friendly answers in your notepad to questions that might be asked.

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• How did you make this?
• Is there a story behind this painting?
• How long did it take you to paint this?
• Can I get this with a different frame?
• What's the difference between printmaking and a print I'd buy at Target?
• Do you have a website where I can look at more, or buy something online?

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