Derek Sivers (CD Baby, Muck Work etc) hosts a very (very) cool and insightful blog. If you are a musician, passionate about what you do, and plan on getting deeper into the music scene, you will want to check out http://sivers.org/blog.
I could talk about his last three posts here but instead I’ll just greatly encourage you to read them so you can let the info sink in, because most of it is gold.
The post I want to introduce to you today is the interview he gave to a young talented singer/songwriter called Amber Rubarth who started touring barely five years ago and who now is living off her music.
The interview in itself answers many questions any aspiring touring musician could ask him/herself. From “building your network by helping others” and “interning with a booking agent” to booking, promoting and contacting out-of-town venues, this tale portrays the many steps and methods Amber Rubarth followed to become successful at what she loves doing – playing music.
A very nice and refreshing read.