Full-time musicians barely have time to post as often as they'd like, let alone invest in a new will-they won't-they platform. There seems to be a new networking site or developmental app or program that is going to shake the industry to its core they all too often fall short of their sales pitch. By the time most users have invested the time to create an account, try to get engaged with the inner culture and communities and relocate some of their fans to a platform, all the users involved are usually 'over it'.
However, have no fear, there is a new app that is truly all it says and more!
I have found the next music app that I think WILL explode in 2020! The app is called Lüm and Artist Collective was lucky enough to have their Director of Artist Relations, Endre Krumholz represent it as our guest of last week's Industry Chat. We did a deep-dive into the amazing features on Lum and he explained in detail just why it is the best music discovery app...
As a hustler in the music industry, one of the most difficult aspects of DIY booking is simply finding the email address or contact information of a potential connection! I oftentimes call this “scraping” for an address. There are many ways to do this, but after countless hours of databasing almost the entire country’s venues, I’ve found the fastest ways to find the booking contact’s info below!
#1 - Facebook (Fastest, Most Revealing!)
Facebook is easily the fastest way to score booking email addresses for me personally. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I basically live on the platform already, but a simple click to the ‘About’ section is typically more revealing than a few minutes sifting through a website. I highly recommend using this as your first place to search.
#2 - Website (Google Search!)
Most reputable venues are going to have a website. Find the ‘Contact’ menu for booking...