May 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm #1509Chris KnightParticipant
Where does your band gig? Just looking for ideas since I’ve got an EP coming out in a couple months.May 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm #1521DaveKeymaster
The band I play in (Critical Mass) isn’t really metal…more like hard rock. We play conferences, churches, we have had the pleasure of touring throughout most of North America since I joined the band in 2006.
There are all sorts of options for you if you have a band; most of the artists in the Catholicmetal community are a “one man band” and doing a gig or a tour might be difficult for them. There are several steps you can take – here are a couple of them.
1) Get on social networks like facebook, twitter, etc. and make a band page and put in the time to network…..not 10 minutes a week…i’m talking about 8-10 hours a week. If you’re going to do this, social networking is the best way to get the word and your music out. The marketing you can do in 1 hour would have cost thousands of dollars in the 80s/early 90s!!
2) Make a list of the Catholic/Christian parishes in your area (or the area that you are touring in) and make a list of the email addresses for the parishes. Try to see if there is a youth ministry and get in contact with the person responsible for this. Sometimes, some parishes will combine to make the event a larger one. Let me know if you need more info about this….this is a really cool way of getting gigs happening.
3) Don’t make press kits…they are a waste of time and money. If you have a half-decent looking facebook/twitter – whatever – it should be good enough. If you can, put up a website that is the direct line to your band…but just because you have a website, you can’t just be passive.
I’ll get you more advice over the coming days/week.
Let me know what you think of these steps!
Yours In Christ!
PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY DAY!!
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