Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Musicians Cooler Podcast

The Musicians Cooler Podcast is a weekly podcast to help musicians get more gigs, more fans, and more music sales by harnessing the power of the Internet through relentless marketing, efficient use of music promotion tools, and a driving desire to spread their music to the world.

The Musicians Cooler Concept is simply stated as this:

When you go to a party, there will be that group of musicians in the corner trading advice, stories, and insights into their bands. That group is the Musicians Cooler, and now we have taken that concept of "Trading Advice" to a global level.

Jammin Dave Jackson, a dynamic personality with interesting questions and anecdotes, hosts the podcast. Here’s the info about my interview with Dave, from the Musicians Cooler website:

Show #208: Getting More Wedding Gigs
Posted August 26, 2008

Today I talk with Anne Roos, who is the author of the book The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings and has a huge amount of experience playing weddings. There are some great tips in the book (and this interview). If you’ve been afraid to play a wedding, this book walks you through the whole process. The tips in the book are great for the music business in general (so if you’re playing clubs, the marketing tips will work for club bookers as much as brides).

Some great points include:

“Showing up late with a great excuse does not equal “on time.”
“It’s all about the bride.”
“Coming up with the right price.”

She has had some fun experiences such as the time someone wanted to hear Chuck Berry’s “My Ding a Ling.” Keep in mind Anne plays the harp.

There are some strange issues with the audio where Anne occasionally drops out. This was a Skype satellite phone issue, but these weren’t anything that stopped us from understanding her main point.

Special thanks to Bob Baker at for introducing Anne and Dave.

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