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Easy Gigs Around the Globe at No Cost to You

I got an email from a fan asking if we were performing at the North Georgia Celtic Festivalthis year. Unfortunately, we contacted the festival. They were having trouble finding sponsors this year and couldn’t fit us in their budget. I understand that. However, Lady Red asked a fascinating question that got me thinking perhaps there is another way.

Did you watch “Star Trek Enterprise” at all? I’m a huge fan. It was recently canceled after four seasons, but the fans wouldn’t let it die. When Paramount said, “No. We won’t take donations from fans”, the fans created a corporation called TrekUnited. Together, the “business” raised over three million dollars in just sixty days to sponsor a fifth season. Ultimately, Paramount turned down the money. The organization still lives on and continues to push for a full seven seasons for the show.

That anecdote came to mind when Lady Red asked, “How much money would we have to raise for the budget to get you to the N. GA festival?

“Wow! What a brilliant idea!”

Imagine if Your fans did a tenth of what Star Trek fans are doing for “Enterprise”. No festival would be out of reach. You could perform ANYWHERE in the world, get well-paid, make your fans happy, and make the festival happy too.

Thanks to Street Teams this may not even be unreasonable. Find someone to coordinate the promotion. Ask your fans to sell tickets to the event, or sell your CDs to friends to pay for travel expenses. Suggest they each pledge a certain amount of money to make it possible. Tell them to take up collections at special events like at your CD listening party.

Or even better, have them find an organization to sponsor your band to play at the festival.”Enterprise” may have a much bigger following than you do. But with a little creative music marketing, you can take your band on a road trip around the world at no cost to your pocket book!


Marc Gunn is an actual working Celtic Geek musician. He was nicknamed “The Celtfather” for his incredible support of indie Celtic music and his award-winning Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. He has helped 1000s of musicians make money with their musical groups through The Bards Crier Music Marketing Ezine. Now you can get FREE “how-to” music marketing and promotion advice, plus tips on how to sell more CDs when you subscribe today. Subscribe atwww.bardscrier.com!

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