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December 4, 2008 / alunatunes

Book Your Band-Assignment Sheets

Plain notebook paper is an awesome and powerful tool when used correctly. I use loose leaf paper as “assignment sheets” for ideas and notes about tasks large and small. While a notebook is effective for lists and to do’s, a sheet of paper contains the idea and what you do to implement it.  Let’s suppose in the middle of your day job, you remember your aunt lives in Memphis and you’re planning shows there. It would be nice to re-establish connection with her to see if you could possibly stay there for a couple of days. Scribble the thought on a piece of paper and stick it in your pocket. At home, file the paper with phone calls for the next day. This process is two fold. It gets the thought out of your head so you don’t have to “keep remembering it” for long enough to act on it. And it gives you the ability to track your actions to achieve the goal.
An assignment sheet is the primary tracking tool as you are calling venues and setting up shows. You should explore print media contacts, internet contacts, podcasts, radio shows, and acquire information about street team members. Also list retail outlets and possible locations to place posters. Contacts at local colleges are extremely helpful as you craft a street team.


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