Posts by Joy Ike
The problem isn’t that our laws are flawed (even though they are). The problem is that we care only to the degree that it won’t be an inconvenience or mess with our comfort…or even worse, our narratives. This is our problem.Read More
Do I Need a Booking Agent?
Trust me, filling a ticketed show is hard work. Getting 30 people out to a gig on a Friday night in a large metropolitan city is like pulling teeth! That’s why bands split bills. If you’re at a place where you can fill the room, you probably could use a booking agent.Read More
How Do I Know If I’m Ready for Management?
If your inbox is overflowing with booking requests and media opportunities, and you simply cannot handle the workload on your own, you need a manager.Read More
5 Lessons I Learned From My Terrible Tour
If you’re an independent artist, you have no choice but to roll with the punches. Things change. Things fall apart. Venues close down their business without telling you…and then you find out through their Facebook status update (yes, this actually happened).Read More