Get your band rocking and (bank) rolling to success

Think you have what it takes to be the next famous band/music act, or simply want to make money doing what you love? Here’s how to find new band mates and get noticed in the music world Whether you’re currently flying solo as a singer and/or musician, looking to join a band, or part of an existing group, have you thought of DoneDeal as somewhere to find gigs and fellow musicians? Here’s how to advertise and connect to make sweet music. Photo: ©iStockphoto.com/ rgbspace Getting started If it’s your first time using DoneDeal, check out our blog where you’ll find lot of tips on the basics of how to get up and running. A recommended read would be the Get great mileage out of a €5 DoneDeal ad article. There are lots of other DoneDeal articles to clue you in on all aspects of both buying and selling. Marketing yourself DoneDeal has plenty of opportunities on offer for singers and musicians looking to make a living from the thing they’re most passionate about. Check out the Musician Noticeboard for everything related to music, including: Putting together a band This is a great resource if you’re looking for experienced musicians and singers to join your band, especially within your local area. Likewise, individuals can showcase their own talents and put up a wanted ad to join a group. It might be worth reading our article How to become the reel deal to find out how to attach a video clip to your ad for maximum effect and exposure. Getting the best sound Good sound quality is a must for any band, but musical instruments and sound equipment that are in good condition can be very expensive. However, DoneDeal has great offers on both new and used equipment. Make DoneDeal’s Music section your first port of call, whether you’re buying or selling. Getting your name out there Gaining experience and building a reputation are key to success in the music industry. You can use the Musician Noticeboard to introduce your band and advertise your availability (especially if you’re willing to travel). Again, attaching a video clip of your band in action to your ad could be very beneficial to securing good gigs. You’ll also find plenty of ads looking for bands for events and festivals across the country, so keep an eye out for suitable gigs – and keep practising. Boosting your spending power You might be a few years away from your first record deal and, unfortunately, bands do build up ongoing expenses, so teaching music might be a good way to boost the coffers. Check out both the Music section and the Musician Noticeboard for ads looking for individual or group music lessons. You can also advertise your availability to give lessons in your local area. Getting noticed If you’re determined to take your band all the way to the charts, keep an eye on the Musician Noticeboard for good deals on studio recording time, especially within travelling distance. You can also find the occasional ad for auditions for talent shows and other launch opportunities. So, whether you’re in a band for the craic or really hoping to form the next U2, make DoneDeal your one-stop shop for all your musical requirements. #College #MusicampEducation #Students