How Do I Get My First Gigs?

  • Vinny Ribas
  • CEO - Indie Connect
    Past Booking Agent
  • Founder - Cartne
    Artist Manager
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For many aspiring artists, getting their first gigs is a daunting task! How do you convince anyone to hire you or even let you lay for free when no one knows who you are or how talented you are?

In this video, former artist and booking agent, Vinny Ribas walks you through all of the steps to take to start getting gigs. He tells you where and how to find places to play. And lastly, he shares many of the red flags to watch out for so you don't get ripped off.


Tips And Advice Vinny Shares In This Video

Before You Pitch Yourself

Find out everything you should know or have in place before you approach venues.

What You Need

Learn what you should definitely have in place to start getting gigs.

Finding Venues

Learn the best kinds of venues to start with and how to find them

Show Me The Money

Learn how to price your shows so you know you're ewither breaking even or profiting.

Approaching Venues

Learn how to make a good impression when you are approaching potential gigs.

Red Flags

Learn many of the red flags that signal a venue may be trouble.

Vinny shares a lot more invaluable booking information!

About The EXPERT

Vinny Ribas

Vinny is an artist manager and consultant. He is the founder of Indie Connect and Cartne. He is also a co-author of the #1 best seller, ‘LEVERAGE: Achieve a Lot with the Little You’ve Got’ and author of  ‘CEO Secrets‘, He has hundreds of published business and music industry articles, books and eBooks.

In his 55+ years in the business, Vinny has also been a full-time performing artist, a booking agent, the Entertainment Director of the NV State Fair, a producer, a studio owner, a band leader and a songwriter (to name a few).

Outside of the music business, Vinny is an executive coach, strategic business consultant and business plan writer. He advises entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to set their businesses up to grow without limits. This includes clarifying and solidifying their plans and strategies. He helps develop their complete and accurate business plans and assist in implementing them.

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