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Friday, March 18 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
What It Takes to Get and Promote Gigs

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New, emerging, and established artists are having difficulty filling venues. Could it be that artists are not being booked in the right places? Could it be that ticket prices are too high even for smaller artists? Is it because nobody knows how to best promote the gigs? Or is it all of the above? This panel will focus on everything you wanted to know about getting a gig and how to promote it effectively and efficiently, and how new technologies can play a vital role in all this. Each panelist is an expert in their field and will talk about the traditional and nontraditional methods of booking and promoting gigs.


Andrew Goodfriend

AgentTKO Agency
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Valerie Gurka

Mktg DirKnitting Factory EntertainmentVALERIE GURKA is a business strategist, marketing director, event planner, music/TV producer, songwriter, performer and digital media specialist. She has produced industry showcases, worked with a variety of different bands, and hosted her own... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-FounderReverbNation.comLou Plaia Co-Founder/EVP Music Industry Relations, ReverbNation
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Christopher Porter

Programming DirOne Reel/Bumbershoot FestivalCHRIS PORTER has been a music industry professional for over twenty years. After booking various nightclubs in Boston in the 1990's, he continued his career in Seattle as the music talent buyer for One Reel, the producers of the long running... Read More →
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Tori Sparks

Artist/FounderGlass Mountain RecordsTORI SPARKS is based in Nashville, but spends most of her time on the road in the U.S. and Europe. At only twenty-six years old, the quirky Americana singer-songwriter has released four critically acclaimed albums on her own record label (Glass... Read More →

Friday March 18, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB

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