Who needs Hollywood when you could build a stage out of your own backyard? Your hometown may not be in southern California, but it’s a great place to start your path to fame.
Here’s how to become a local star.
1. Go to local concerts to meet other performers.
The entertainment industry is built on connections. In a world where it’s all about who you know, you should get to know as many other local musicians as possible. You never know when someone is going to need an opening act.
Check out this video for tips on how to meet your favorite bands.
2. Play shows as often as you can.
Exposure is just as important as connections are. To get more people in your community to hear your music, book as many shows as you can in your community. Get involved with local charity organizations, party planners, and restaurant owners so that you can be their musician on-call.
This video will teach you can easy methods for getting gigs.
3. Promote your music and shows on Facebook.
Facebook is the social media of choice for those who want to connect with the other members of their communities. Post about your music or shows in community groups or pages to reach more people in your local network. As more people in your area get to know your music, they’ll post about it to their local friends.
Watch this video to learn about promoting your live shows on Facebook.
Local stardom is all about who you know and where you play. Follow these tips to become the next small town Beyonce.
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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.