Hey guys! If you are going to Warped (I know it’s nearing the final days) and you are looking for a way to get a bit of a glimpse of the touring world NOWS YOU’RE CHANCE!
Attention Warped fans! Girlz Garage is looking for volunteers to help in their tent at your local Warped Tour!!! Volunteers will help sell Girlz Garage merchandise, set up for acoustic sessions, and assist with band signings. If chosen you will arrive an hour before doors to help set up and help throughout the day. Volunteers will receive free admission into the festival in exchange for the help!
To sign up, email your name, phone number, and festival date to Debbie at: firstname.lastname@example.org, we will only be choosing the first 3 people to email us so make sure to take advantage!!
Anonymous asked: I worked at a venue last weekend and the main band playing their singer asked me if he could give me some advice and I said of corse and he told me "Don't get in the music industry because a lot of guys will try to take advantage of you because your cute and young." Is that true? Have you had that happen a lot?
That’s the worst advice I have ever heard! It really isn’t that true. The only way it can be true is if you put yourself out there as the stupid groupie girl no one will take serious. When you are out working at a show don’t make it your job to flirt and to be talking to all the guys in the band…that’s how they take advantage of you. You’re there to sell merch, assist the manager, whatever you’re hired to do and to network…that’s it.
Make it known that you are a professional and not there to be hooking up with the singer. Being that you’re a girl you WILL get a lot of shit about it and guys will try to mess with you but again you have to be smart and have a thick skin. Again this doesn’t happen all the time because it seems like a lot of women are entering the business now than before. But, there is always that one asshole.
Whoever told you that is the worst guy ever and was probably trying to get into your pants. Be professional. Good luck!
princesscook asked: Hey linda! I really want to be a tour manager so I'm to looking for volunteer work so I can work my way up. But where I live doesn't really have a music scene and i cant go out the city. what kind of places do u think would be good to volunteer at?
See if there’s a venue near you that have festivals or shows. You can volunteer that way. Just keep looking something will pop up! If theres really nothing close to you might have to make the effort and go a bit out of the way.
Anonymous asked: Okay, I'm looking more into it because I graduated from high school a year early so I was still 16, I turned 17 in June though. I helped my friends band sell merch at a show they did last year and since I've helped a few bands, made a few connections already. But I've been looking into MI more since I want more of a background like a stepping stone. So probably going to apply for next year so this year I can just work and save money.
Awesome!! So far you’re doing everything right! MI is an awesome school and it will help you a lot. I went when I was 18 and had the best experience ever. Met great people too. I hope you manage to go there :) Don’t give up and keep doing what you’re doing. Seems like you have a good head on your shoulders…good luck!
For those who asked…my BTR gig went very well this past Tuesday! I help out with the meet and greet and met some great fans! If you end up going to a show and end up going to a meet and greet say hello to Christine and Dustin for me. They are the ones in charge of the M&G and are awesome peeps. It just so happens that Christine and I had a mutual connection/friend and that help me score the gig a bit.
This is a great example of making your connections and networking. Remember the music business is a small world. Everyone is connected one way or another! ;)
Just a heads up if you ask me a question anonymously I can’t answer your question privately! Only Tumblr users can receive private answers! :)
Also don’t be afraid to show your identity! You won’t be able to hide while you ask questions in the music business. ;P
Anonymous asked: How old are you?(:
Anonymous asked: Do they except financial aid at MI?
yes! I’m not sure if they still do this but they do some scholarship program also.
Anonymous asked: Didn't go to college, living in the suburbs just outside the city, not friends with anyone in the business or in bands [and probably terrible networking skills anyway], but has an extreme love of music and interest in one day doing something music related ANYTHING music related really, but the ultimate dream is to be a tour manager. How does someone in this position get their foot in any kind of musical door? Is there even any hope?
A lot of us went to college. And some got internships while they were in college. Most companies look for some sort of degree before they hire you. You can’t be negative and say right off the bat you have terrible networking skills. You have to be positive and TRY. You have to put yourself out there…I have done it plenty of times and few times i feel like a total idiot but SO WHAT. You’re trying to get yourself out there and you’re trying your best.
Being a tour manager isn’t that easy. You have to have some knowledge of the music biz and have had experience in other areas. Some TMs have been merch peeps and then worked their way up.
My advice..go to college. Even if it’s community college. You’ll learn a thing or two about business. And while you’re at it get an internship and work your way into it that way. And during the summers try to volunteer at festivals like Warped Tour. People are always looking for help. Ask questions while you’re at it. That’s the best and I think the only way you can do it.
Anonymous asked: Hey ! I would like to be a merch girl once im out of high school , but i don't know how to :/ Can you please give me advice or tell me how i can become one .
Make friends with local bands and start helping them out! Also go to college and pick up a business course and get an internship at a label and network your way into it. Being a merch person isn’t easy…you have to have some connections, have patience, and know how to network. Good luck!