Posting gig inquiries directly on venue FB page?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by jonas_24112, Nov 30, 2012.


  1. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

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    My band does it all to get bookings....calls, e-mails, hard copies of press kits, electronic press kits, in person inquiries, etc., etc., etc.......

    The one thing we don't do is post directly on a venues FB page. I think we all believe it to be taboo. I have seen a few bands do it, but unsure of outcomes.....

    So I'm wondering, any of you posted booking inquiries directly to a venues page? Has it worked or were you blacklisted? What do you think?
  2. MatticusMania

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    I dont know why one would post it directly on a venues page. I would think someone might send the venue a message through the venues page. Asking in such a public was doesnt sound quite right to me.
  3. Scooter09

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    We never post it directly to a venue's page. A private message is much more professional and will get you a lot further.
  4. DwaynieAD

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    i see a lot of bands doing it and they are getting gigs, but it seems tasteless to me.
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  6. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

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    It definitely comes across as unprofessional. Most of the venues I play have sections of their websites devoted specifically to bookings. And when you go there you'll usually find explicit instructions regarding WHAT the venue wants from an act or their management in order to secure a booking, their preferred methods of contact, plus house sound and backline equipment.
  7. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    Booking inquiries are private things... between the venue and the band... not for public consumption. Making such an inquiries on such a public forum such as FB is not a wise thing to do.
  8. lowfreq33

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    No, makes you look desperate.
  9. abemo

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    No, never, don't do it. Check the venue website for booking instructions, if you don't find them, then inquire in person or send a private message. Better yet, talk to other bands that have played there, and see what they did.
  10. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight Supporting Member

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    +1

    I always thought it was bush league when I would see bands do that.

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