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Tiffany L. Goodman: How to get more gigs as a performing musician – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 8

“When you started a band, you opened a business.”

Tiffany L. Goodman of Goodman Artists has been representing artists in jazz, classical and world music since 2009. Listen in below as she lays out components of success for working musicians in episode 8 of the Creative Strings Podcast.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The importance of video in your marketing
  • Tips for building a presence with photos, a website, and social media
  • The difference between a manager and agent
  • Tips for cold calling and using your network
  • How to develop and maintain an agent-artist relationship
  • And much more!

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TG2“At the end of the day, these are all relationships…”

“… know your value…”

“Put your confidence, business skills and talent behind your music…”

“Respect the ‘NO'”

To ask Tiffany for direct feedback on YOUR marketing materials, email tiffany@goodmanartists.com with the subject line “Creative Strings Podcast submission”.

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Clips in this Episode: (all artists are represented by Goodman Artists)


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