Playing music for live audiences is one of the most rewarding things on the planet. In this podcast, we dissect everything that goes into being a successful gigging musician.
Harmony and Hustle: Navigating Partnerships and Persistence in the Music Scene
In this episode, Jared Judge shares a personal and insightful journey about persistence and seizing opportunities in the music industry. He recounts his recent experience partnering with a top DJ company in Denver, detailing the process from initial networking to finally performing together at an award show. Jared candidly discusses the importance of following up, being persistent, and the strategic decisions involved in such collaborations. He also touches on the technical aspects of his setup for the gig, providing valuable insights for fellow musicians. This episode is not just about a gig; it's a lesson in patience, persistence, and the power of networking in the music business.
Persistent Beats: Mastering the Art of Getting Gigs and Growing Your Music Career
In this episode, Jared Judge delves into the crucial topic of persistence and strategy in achieving success in the music industry. Broadcasting from Texas, Jared shares insights from his Fulltime Music Academy Gold coaching sessions, discussing why many musicians struggle to land the gigs they desire. He emphasizes the importance of clarity in goal-setting, the necessity of a well-thought-out plan, and the power of persistence in outreach. Jared introduces the concept of a sales cadence, a systematic approach to reaching out to potential clients, and discusses the new features of his BookLive software, designed to help musicians manage and grow their gigging business. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice for musicians looking to elevate their careers.
Striking a Chord: Experimentation and Opportunity at the Holiday Market
In this episode, Jared Judge takes us behind the scenes of his recent gig at the Colorado Christmas Show, sharing the ins and outs of playing live music at a bustling holiday market. Jared dives into the strategic decisions behind selecting his setlist, the unexpected audience reactions, and the importance of self-promotion, all while navigating the personal journey of loss and community support. This candid reflection offers a glimpse into the life of a gigging musician, underscored by the necessity of seizing every opportunity to play — a testament to the mantra that one must give themselves more "at bats" to succeed.
Finding Your Unique Groove: Navigating the Gigging Musician's Bell Curve
In this episode, Jared Judge delves into the art of finding your sweet spot in the world of gigging musicians. Drawing from a discussion with one of his Fulltime Music Academy Platinum members, Ken, he explores the concept of the "bell curve" in both song selection and the uniqueness of your act. Discover how to strike the perfect balance to increase your chances of booking corporate gigs, weddings, and high-paying events.
Travelling 5.5 Hours For 1 Gig
In this episode, Jared Judge takes us on a journey to Moab, Utah, where he played a high-paying wedding gig with breathtaking views. He breaks down the misconceptions around wedding gigs, highlighting their profitability and dispelling common worries about brideszilla and logistical hassles.
How To Lose Money
In this episode, Jared Judge delves into the world of wedding planning and shares his experiences in reaching out to wedding planners to secure gigs for 2024. He highlights the importance of persistence and responsiveness in the business world, drawing parallels between wedding planners and musicians when it comes to answering calls and emails promptly.
Best Podcast For Musicians!
Jared has put together a series of podcast episodes that drive the ambitious musician toward success! Every episode is packed full of concepts and insights that can be applied immediately to a gigging musician’s performance, no matter what the genre or venue types. I’ve personally received a lot of insight and have so many ideas boiling over to work into my current performance schedule!
Thanks for sharing your stories and lessons