Global Music Garden’s Collaboration Platform
A way for artists and music companies to collaborate for promotions, concerts and tours, recording, songwriting, and other business.
If you’ve already achieved some level of success in music, you know the challenges the new ones are facing today. And you now have a chance to help. If someone has likewise helped you out in the past, pass on the kindness and help someone out in this community.
In spite of the challenges in the music industry, in 2019 independent artists and music companies will earn more than $1 Billion worldwide. We believe that together, independent artists and companies can now building something new – a music network and an industry that is accessible to all, and is truly for all.
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Concert and Tour Collaboration
SHARE A GIG
Find an opening act or a co-headliner for your gig. Or post in a music project which you need help with, or want to share.
FIND A GIG
Find other bands who are offering to share their gigs. Or find a music project which you feel will do well in.
PLAN A GIG
Plan gigs, tours, projects with other bands. Decide the date, venue, split the cost, share income, as a group.
RADIO AND PR
Help each other reach out to radio stations or other taste-makers in the different countries you’re in. Get introduced to the local industry via a friend.
Share your social media following with another artist, or find someone willing to cross-promote with you in their social media or playlists.
PLAN A CAMPAIGN
Plan Promo Campaigns with other artists or bands in different locations. Share contacts, and other resources
Find a great songwriter, ask advice on songs, or invite another artist to record a song with you.
JOIN A GROUP
Find a band, a choir, or other kinds of music groups near you, to sign up for auditions.
Find schools, tutors, even friends who can teach you how to play an instrument.
Open Calls from Festivals, Music Competitions, Music Marketing Tips, and More
WHY COLLABORATING IS AWESOME
Share Skills, Costs, or Contacts
Share the Fans
Share with Friends
“I actually think that “gig swapping” might be the best possible way to get shows…”
Benjy Kantor, AR manager, Sonicbids
“We’ve shared gigs with some great bands who’ve become great friends, just as much as we’ve shared gigs with some horrible bands who we would never consider friends.”
“Most of the bands, we meet either at shows or through online. Many bands are willing to do swaps. It usually works out well. I spend many hours each week organizing our show schedule….”
Take One Car
“I think that gig swapping is a very grey area for most bands. I always recommend doing as much research as possible on any band that you may wish to swap with “
Bryan from Zelazowa
“Sharing shows is pretty common these days. Almost the norm. It’s a good strategy for a local band whose fans see them often.”
Craig Maxim of the Southern Mischief Band
For me though, there’s a difference between teaming up with another artist primarily because it will open up a new demographic, and doing it because it’s an adventure, a means of expression, a way of exercising your creative range or challenging yourself.
Artist collaboration is one of the biggest creative forces driving music today. And if you’re an independent artist looking to project your talents onto a wider audience, it’s probably one the best success strategies out there.
Collaborations were big in the eighties. In a typical month, seven of the Billboard Top 100 songs featured a collaboration. As opposed to maybe one or two in the 1970’s. Some favorites from December 1981 are: Under Pressure — Queen (feat. David Bowie)Endless Love — Lionel Richie (feat. Diana Ross)Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Stevie Nicks (feat. Tom Petty) This year? On average there are…
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For live shows, decide beforehand if you will share equipment or each bring your own.
It’s a bit awkward if you end up ruining someone else’s drum kit or amp because of “powerful” performance.
When setting up a tour, work with bands with a strong following in their town and a weak following in yours. They’d likely be happy to help you build a following outside your turf, and vice versa.
Once you’re playing bigger shows, focus on working with bands who have developed stronger followings in the zones where you are still a little weak. When you finally reach the point where you are selling out many of the shows in your own zones, find a partner who has developed the same kind of following in a set of zones adjacent to yours.
Once you have identified a few good gig exchange partners, create a circuit between your towns and put together a string of dates that feature all three or four acts. When each hometown act takes responsibility for making their show work, you enjoy a great division of labor and less pressure to bring out audiences in zones you have not played before.
If you are a new band will low audience pull, better to share the space and put more new bands in the bill.
In that way, all of you can share fans, fill the venue, and make the booking agent happy.
Try find bands in the same music genre or style
This will likely guarantee that your fans are similar and will dig both bands’ music,
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