Landing your band a gig at a music festival can be one of the most effective ways of getting industry attention, both from fans and tastemakers. It also speaks volumes about a band's talent and commitment to finding success in the business.
In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, Lisa Occhino details how artists can get booked at music festivals, and thereby reap the benefits earned from landing such coveted gigs.
"When you’re first starting out, don’t make the common mistake of overlooking the smaller festivals and local fairs. They may not have the name recognition of Coachella, but they’re invaluable for gaining experience and building up your gig résumé. With a few small fests under your belt, you’ll be in a much stronger position to earn slots at the bigger ones down the road."