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FestivalNet Musicians & Performers News
April 2019

Anyone who's ever managed to book gigs for themselves knows that it can often be insurmountably difficult. You spend hours sending emails only to receive automated responses. As you'll read below, the problem isn't that your music is bad. It's that you're going about it the wrong way.

Preparing our future generation for social responsibility, environmental stewardship and service is the mission of the month's Giving Tree recipient. Learn more about how Evergreen Community Charter School does that, below.


Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

by Bob Barrick for bandzoogle

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Like everything else in the music, booking needs to be approached like a business. The first step is gaining some understanding of who you're trying to contact. If you were a venue owner 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.

image via Kal Visuals

Do Some Research

Spamming every venue in town 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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To be a part of your business means the world to us, and word of mouth is the best marketing around! To help us keep growing and going, tell events that you found them on FestivalNet! This helps festivals know our value and service to them, so they in turn will keep up with their event updates in a timely manner.

We are proud to provide the largest events database on the web. Thank you for being part of our community... and for sharing the love!

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Since 1999, Evergreen Community Charter School has nurtured a passion for learning, challenging community members to discover their gifts, honor their inner worth, strive for excellence, pursue respectful and ethical relationships with themselves and others, and find their own path of service.

Our Operations Manager, Julie Cochrane, put an apple on our Giving Tree for this non-profit because her fabulous daughter (the apple never falls far from the tree, right?!) is a student there.

Evergreen Community Charter School will receive a portion of FestivalNet’s gross profits this month.

See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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