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Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiri… Continue Reading >>
Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiring individuals who have in his eyes “made it” and who have an abundant amount of stories and wisdom that should be shared with the world of aspiring creatives, musicians, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The objective of this podcast is to educate and motivate individuals by sharing stories of people who are “making it” every day. << Show Less
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#164: How Do Shows Get Booked? The Booking Process from Avail to Announce (A MASTER CLASS) How do shows get booked? Who decides what artist plays in what venue? Who the players in the game?  This episode is about the entire booking process from receiving an artist's available date to announcing a show. A concert booking Masterclass!  Join the Academy: https://www.patreon.com/makingitacademy Got questions? Leave a comment or send me a DM on IG  https://www.instagram.com/makingitwithchrisg/  Who Am I? I’ve booked, promoted, and produced over 2,500 shows with the world's biggest promoters (Live Nation and AEG Presents) and independently. Here is more about my background - http://www.makingitwithchrisg.com/aboutme.  What's that sound?I have Tourette Syndrome, which is why you may hear a regular vocal sound. My producer calls it Jazz. I have quite a few tics and have had Tourette Syndrome since I was 6 years old. To learn more about Tourette's or support research for Tourette Syndrome, please visit https://tourette.org/.
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