The DIY Artist Route Podcast
How To Get Better Gigs With Help From Dave Ruch EP 31-Dave Ruch Talks Getting Better Gigs For Musicians
Every musician wants to get more gigs, book better venues and be able to perform regularly. Performing for some artists is one of the main methods for profiting from the business of being a musician.
However, getting gigs is getting harder and harder. Fortunately for all of us, there’s Dave Ruch.
Dave Ruch Is Great At Getting Paid Gets
Dave is a seasoned musician with a history of performing and creating new opportunities to perform.
One thing that sets him a part from most musicians, is the types of gigs he gets. Instead of competing with every cover band in the coffee shop/bar-type venue, he’s found a truly uncommon method of getting PAID gigs.
Yeah, you read that right.
One of the best places for musicians to get in front of a captivated (and paying) audience is to go to places that thrive on educational opportunities.
Schools and libraries are two of the best places where both education and supportive audiences await you.
If only you know how to book at their locations.
How To Book Gigs That Give You More Time With Friends & Family
That’s the specialty of Dave Ruch’s blog, a thorough resource for musicians of all walks to find ways to perform in places that keep you active in the daytime so that you can spend time with your family or friends in the evening.
How many of you have families (spouse and kids or grand kids) that you don’t see as much because you’re always on the road or playing late night gigs?
Dave’s method of performing allows him to work during the daytime and be home in the evenings/nights with his wife and kids.
Even if you’re in your 20s or 30s and haven’t settled down with a family, the rewarding nature of being a part of children and youth’s future by providing an educational and entertaining presentation during their school day is a great opportunity.
Helping others is the mark of truly influential and powerful people. In these ways, Dave shows us how to get better at helping others through booking a different kind of gig.
Make The Most Of Your Opportunities
Dave says, “Most public libraries have missions of entertain and educate audiences.” This is a natural fit for a musician to make new connections.
As a musician and creative entrepreneur, your main job is to build relationships with people and give them something powerful to experience.
This method of booking a different kind of venue opens up new ways for you to grow. It gives another avenue to take the method of The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook and apply them to a new group of people to create success opportunities for you.
In a way similar to the past several DIY Artist Route guests (like Jeremy Young, Chandler Coyle, & Andrew Apanov) education in this music space is much more than a classroom experience. We all learn from each other.
Sometimes we have opportunities to take our art into new places to positively change the lives of others. In Dave’s method, you can get paid to do that too.
Quotes To Key In On
“What happens in the present is more important than being known in the end.” -Dave Ruch
“We’re all looking for hard, fast wins in the digital world. But few people are taking the time to build real relationships. When we miss building the relationship, we miss the chance to get real gold out of the exchange.” -D Grant Smith