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The ART OF BOOKING – International Songwriting Competition Promotion

Team Play MPE

October 22, 2021

Attention Songwriters!

Our partners over at the International Songwriting Competition have kicked off a special promotion called ART OF BOOKING! As the name suggests, this is an opportunity for artists at any level of their career to learn about booking gigs. But not just any old gig – better gigs, and more strategic gigs! This is such an integral piece of any artist’s career trajectory, and helps an artist to build their story, galvanize their audience – and make some cash in the process! 

ISC is here to help guide musicians towards a clearer picture of the challenges booking presents, and refine their approach to touring. They want to support artists as they return to full time gigging and concert promotion. 

In this spirit, ISC has partnered with industry experts from Music Works International, AGD Entertainment and Indie Bible. If you enter your songs between October 18-25, 2021, you could be one of five winners selected who will win prizes designed to give artists the tools and savvy to start booking better shows today. 

These prizes include:

  • ‘Anyone Can Book A Gig’ online course – Developed by veteran agent Katherine McVicker who planned early breakthrough tours for Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona
  • Professional EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and brand development consultation from AGD Entertainment, to help booking agents, promoters and other industry pros get a clear idea of you and your music
  • The Indie Bible Booking Directory – a comprehensive international directory of booking agents that supports artists in finding the right booking agents and gigs anywhere in the world, organized by genre, location and type of venue.

Plus everyone who submits before Oct 25th will receive a 45 minute consultation with AGD Entertainment and an exclusive 20% discount off the Anyone Can Book A Gig online course.

AND entering ISC’s special promos also gets you entrance to the main competition. Don’t forget, the winners of ISC 2021 will receive music promotion distribution from Play MPE worth up to $400 USD! #Perks!

Of course, the regular competition boasts exciting prizes that include the Grand Prize of $25k cash, global music promotion distribution valued at $3,025 from Play MPE, and much more! All First Place winners will receive their own distribution packages with a value of up to $500 each!

Every aspect of the live-show ecosystem has been affected by pandemic upheaval, and every member of the industry will have to rebuild. It’s up to artists to figure out how they can offer more value to the promoter, venue AND their audience. ISC’s ART OF BOOKING promotion could be YOUR breakthrough! So get your submissions in by Oct 25th, and get ready to gig, gig, GIG!  

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