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Don’t Book that Gig: A Lesson in Overexposing Your Band 



By: Pat Watters 
​Published: January 21, 2017

If people can come see you anytime, they’ll never come see you. 

You’re the new band in town that everybody is talking about. You’ve played a show or two the last few months, and all of a sudden your email inbox and phone are buzzing like George Jones in the early 80s. This venue wants you next 3 times over the summer. That venue wants to book you for a Friday/Saturday run next month, and the last bar you played wants to make you the Friday night house band…

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Why You Should (Almost) Never Play for Free 



By: Pat Watters  
​Published: January 21, 2017

I used to say “You should never play for free.” And for the most part, I still stand by that statement. This article is intended to explain what you should never play for free. But I now believe there are a couple scenarios in which it’s ok to play for free. So first, I want to define them: 

A Benefit for Someone Who Heavily Supports Your Band 
If someone who has supported your band through thick and thin has fallen on hard times, due to sickness, loss of job…

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