It's one thing to respond to a band looking for, let's say, a bass player. It's a whole other thing to actually get the gig. Chances are, a whole bunch of people replied to the flyer that band put up—especially if their music samples are good—and you're going to have to do something to differentiate yourself from the masses.
This is an age old issue, the need to enter a saturated marketplace and define yourself—or, more to the point, your brand—from all the others. Let's face it, there are a lot of good musicians out there, and not nearly as many really great gigs. The question is, when you find a gig you want, what will you do to make sure you get it instead of the other guy? read more →