You’ve got Mail

3 TIPS to GET YOUR EMAIL READ RATIO UP! I play music. I send emails to let people know that I play music. What am I doing wrong? As a musician who understands the importance of maintaining a loyal fan base, you know that you have to constantly keep your parrot heads, little monsters, and […]

My Band Rocks! Why Can’t We Get Gigs…?

So you decided to start a band….. How is that going for you? Maybe a better question to ask yourself is why? Why did you start this band, and what is your goal? What is it that you want to accomplish? Before you read anything else on this page, be HONEST with yourself. You are […]

When it’s okay to say “No” to a client or event

Musicians and entertainers have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic; public health measures have made both private and public events few and far between. As Chicago begins to reopen, it is normal as an entertainer to feel both excited to book gigs and nervous about how they might look different. In this unprecedented time in global […]

How to get gigs without spending a lot of time or money

You have the talent, the equipment, the knowledge and you definitely have the hustle. You have everything you need to be the perfect entertainment for someone’s event — but when it comes to finding gigs, the only things you can’t seem to find are the ones you shouldn’t have to need: time and money. Chicago […]

The Impact of Coronavirus on Summer Festivals

Between the stay-at-home order, the closing of non-essential businesses, and the ban on large public gatherings, we have all felt the effects of COVID-19, especially in the arts and entertainment industry.  How will this rapidly spreading disease affect the future of summer festivals? What we know is this: the city of Chicago has shut down […]

Sales & Marketing

What should bands do to get gigs? This is a question I get often as many acts want to perform for our clients or for StarEvents, our parent company. My answer is for them to treat the band like a business. Most bands feel that their sound and ability to perform should be enough to […]