Roberto R. Hernandez, The Unstarving Musician – GigGab 88

unstarving-musician-bookRoberto R. Hernandez joins Paul and Dave to talk about the genesis of his new book, The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. The discussion starts with how Roberto set about to write the book, and then opens up into more of a GigGab-style chat about some of the topics covered within. Relationship management, venue interaction, negotiating, personality and, yes folks, subbing are all on the list of topics your three Weekend Warriors discussed during this week’s GigGab. Listen to the podcast, then go check out the book!


00:00:00 GigGab 88 – October 31, 2016
00:01:38 Roberto R. Hernandez
00:02:28 The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs
00:02:50 WHY did you write this book
00:05:14 From Mindmap to Published Book!
00:07:55 Relationships matter above all
00:10:03 Venues have frustration, too.
00:11:45 It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
00:13:10 Advice from the book: Getting paid what you’re worth
00:15:12 Evaluating the ego check
00:16:10 What are you worth?
00:19:00 Negotiating with confidence
00:21:09 Don’t try to be the best musician in the room
00:23:36 Become the best sub in the world
00:29:31 The dark side of subbing
00:32:50 Tips from Roberto
00:35:00 Make your own Posters
00:37:00 Buy the Book!

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