“By tweaking your Facebook habits and doing a little content planning, you can use your pages to drive attention to and attendance at your events. Here are six proven techniques to help you optimize your page and get your followers out to your next show.”
“Email is still the most effective way of reaching your loyal fans — the ones who will come to shows, contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, and listen to every new song you write.
When we’re playing live though, it’s easy to put the goal of growing your email list on the back burner.You have merch to sell, amps to lift, a set to play, drinks to drink, people to impress.
But if you integrate the goal of growing your email list INTO your performance, you won’t forget to do it, and your attempts to build your email list at live shows will be more successful.”
“’Because it’ll be an adventure’ ain’t the best answer when someone in your band asks: Why should we drive 300 miles to play this show?“
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“For an act that regularly performs live, t-shirts are a MUST at the merch table. If you have the time and skill to screen print your own shirts, awesome. But if you’re like most musicians, you’re probably going to order shirts from a manufacturer. When you do, getting the right balance of sizes in both men’s and women’s t-shirts can be a head-scratcher, and a stressful one at that, since most bands’ budgets are tight.” But if you follow the link below, all your problems will be solved!
Ready for avant garde? Something neo fresh and tasty?
Starting this weekend at the San Jose Jazz Fest 2017, the Xman – Charles Xavier – is cooking up new sounds and explorations for Bay Area music fans who expect the unexpected! Together again, trumpeter Clifford Brown III, as CB3, and The Xman appear as The Neo Jazz Men at San Jose’s biggest jazz gathering of the year! The fest selected them for their compositions that represent the vanguard of jazz and electronica fusion. Four performances in two days, The Neo Jazz Men are performing at the free music stages, so neo jazz can be available to everyone! See the map and schedule below for Sat., Aug. 12 and Sun. Aug. 13 in downtown San Jose. For an indoor setting, mark your calendar for the Sunday, 4pm show at Cafe Frascati.
If the Northern Peninsula is better for you, join The Xman at Burlingame’s largest street festival of the summer – on Burlingame Avenue – on Saturday, Aug. 19 – 4pm.
SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2017 THE NEO JAZZ MEN SCHEDULE:
Free Music for the Public
Sat., Aug 12
11am – 1pm: on S. First Street, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose
4pm – 6pm: on Paseo de San Antonio, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose
Sun. Aug. 13
11am – 1pm: on West San Fernando Street, adjacent to San Jose Museum of Art
4pm – 6pm: Caffe Frascati, 315 S. 1st Street