DIY SERIES: How to Become a Professional Freelance Musician

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:30pm
Murray Pulver, Guitarist, performer, songwriter, and producer
Meg Dolovich, Bassist and performer
and more...
Manitoba Music Resource Centre




To get the gigs that pay, and keep getting them, musicians need to exude a high level of professionalism and skill. It can be less glamorous than the rock star role of lead singer, but for many is part of a sustainable career in music. So how do you stack the odds in your favor and give yourself the best chance of becoming a professional side player? This workshop will cover topics such as organization, following direction, communication skills, self-marketing, and preparedness. 

The MusicWorks DIY Series is a stream of workshops offering emerging artists, music companies, and veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn music business fundamentals. The 2015 session kicks off with important topics that everyone needs to master including an intro to the music business, accounting/administration, strategic development, the new EPK, and creating a cohesive publicity strategy.

Members can register HERE in advance for all five workshops in The DIY Series for only $40 (a 25% discount).

To register or for more information, please contact:

Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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