Ever seen guys who play LIVE on the street? Ever want to try it? I know I have. I have several friends who play LIVE on the street for tips. It's commonly called "busking". I've never tried it myself personally but when I have some down time in cool cities like New Orleans, I've always had and itch to. The article below is some cool tips for making more when you busk.
Have you ever played a LIVE show and got incredible response, huge tips, sold tons of merch and signed autographs for 30 minutes after the show, then do the exact same show with the exact same set and get an entirely different response? I know I have. It's sort of mind boggling when you think about it. I ask myself in the middle of a song, why aren't they paying attention? It makes no sense sometimes. Check out the story from Ditto Music and see how choosing the right set list can improve your performance and crowd response.
So playing LIVE shows is what most musicians desire to do and get paid for but there are so many other ways to make money in music. One of my favorite bloggers Ari Herstand gives out 9 tips of his own.
Ari Herstand is the author of How To Make It in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles-based musician and the creator of the music biz advice blog Ari’s Take. Follow him on Twitter: @aristake.
This is a nice article I wrote for PubClub.com a few years back about the Palm Beach Boat Show. It discusses things to do inside and outside the Boat Show in beautiful Palm Beach, FL.