As an Engineer/Producer, part of my job is to not only be knowledgeable in music production, but I believe the key to success is helping my clients move forward once the record is complete. One of these ways is to research various topics throughout the music industry from building a solid following to booking DIY tours. As a former DIY musician, I'm very familiar with booking tours. A lot of planning and research goes into not only booking shows, but in your on stage performances. If you have time, I'd highly recomend reading a few of these other blogs that have helped me on the road.
How to Tour as an Indie:On the Road
Expand Your Audience with Opening Act and Support Slots
Band Rehearsal Tips, Can You be Over-rehearsed?
Gigging, Touring, and Performance Contract Tips
Saving Money While Touring
With so many blogs focused on building successful careers in music, with amibition and self motivation, we can push ourselves and our bands forward. Remember, luck is when preparation meets opportunity. This means, all the research, rehearsing, touring, and networking are what makes that defining moment in your career possible. If you don't put in the work, you'll never be at the right place at the right time.