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Now that your have emailed or called your local newspapers with any show dates to be published in their entertainment section. Contact any music newspapers or magazines in your area to see if they would write an article on your band or visit one of your shows. If your successful in getting an article or review of your band, make sure to have article writer include your website address and booking information in piece. There are many opportunities to promote your band, so donít miss a chance to have your contact information added to a newspaper article or review of your band.
Send your demo CD and press kit to any local battle of bands competitions or song writing contests. Battle of bands locate up and coming talent for their shows. They need acts so this can be a great opportunity for your band. Battle of bands gives opportunity to network with local promoters, other established bands, and to be heard by an audience searching for new talent. Many times these events are promoted through radio, newspaper ads, and internet marketing. The winner of battle of bands typically receives some nice perks like studio time, equipment, or free advertising. I know a band in my area who won a competition and actually got a chance to play live on radio. Next thing you know they were playing some of best venues in area. Check out these events whenever possible.
Approach town fairs, county festivals, or city concert venues to get gigs and exposure for your band. Most of these types of shows are performed for free by bands, but there is an opportunity to play for a built in audience. Do some research on internet and see what local agencies or websites book bands for these types of events.
Now that your band promotion is off to a great start itís time to get your band on internet, and possibly look for a band manager, booking agent, or sound technician. See part III of our article Get your band out of garage and into a gig at www.mediawebsource.com/press.htm . For more information on press kit and demo tips, band resources, and band promotion visit Media Web Source website at http://www.mediawebsource.com. This site is a valuable resource for start up and established bands everywhere.
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