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Top 10 Ways to Get Gigs

by Michelle Latour



Ten practical things to help you find more performance opportunities.
Many singers find themselves in the predicament that they want to perform but are unable to secure gigs. How do you overcome this dilemma? By thinking outside the box, by acquiring an entrepreneurial mindset, and by trying things differently. Following are 10 tips for creating your own performance opportunities.

1. Find a Niche Market
What makes you special and unique as a singer? Are you great at stepping in at the last minute to cover for a sick singer? Do you have a love for modern music? Do you secretly have a burning desire to sing jazz standards? Do you adore performing chamber music? Create a niche for yourself through exploring what sets you apart from other singers. Many performers have nurtured successful careers by figuring out where they fit in musically.

2. Network, Network, Network
Over the years I have secured many gigs through word of mouth, but I have also landed jobs through being prepared at unexpected moments. I have busines...
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