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Profile Submission 101

So...you submitted your profile on dozens of booking/management agency as an entertainer yet you never heard back from a single of these agencies. Why is that? First of you need to keep in mind that agencies, like Blast Productions, receive hundreds upon hundreds of new profile submission weekly. If you want

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WHO HIRES AND FIRES ME?

Whether you like it or not to be a successful full-time musician you have to learn to sell your skill and sometimes that of others to win a contract or a gig. Don't fool yourself into thinking that because you can play three million notes in your ten second solo

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SAVE MONEY ON YOUR PHOTO SHOOTS

Photo shoots, taking pictures, mug shots whatever you want to call it we have to do them at some stage or another. Like it or not, you will have to have your picture taken and used in promoting yourself or your group or both. The importance of adding photos to your

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THE THREE ULTIMATE PRACTICE TIPS

There are so many elements to address on the road to being considered a good musician. Let’s focus on what is perhaps the most fundamental of all- practice. Let's face it- practicing is the first thing we begin to do when our musical odyssey begins. The following tips do not contain

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BE A PRO, NOT A SCHMO!

A STORY FROM JOSH… “Recently, a good friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook. My friend is an established musician. She has travelled the world playing Top 40s music and she has also just released some of her own original music. Her message to me outlined her utter disbelief

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VERSATILITY EQUALS EMPLOYABILITY

In the competitive world we live in there seems to be a never-ending battle to find good work opportunities. An almost constant pressure to up-skill and improve your abilities, education, or work experience envelops us in its unrelenting grip. As a working musician or a musician that is aspiring to be

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IS THERE A GIG OUT THERE FOR ME?

“Variety is the spice of life…” There are all kinds of gigs out there in the International Hotel circuit. Let’s start by explaining the most common genres of music requested by hotels, clubs and restaurants; - Pop music - Jazz - Classical Some venues (but far less) also hire acts such as: - South American (Latin)

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