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Complete Guide to Listing Your Event Online

One of the most crucial things you need to do once you book a show is to list the event on various websites. It sounds so simple, but people get it wrong so frequently that it requires a blog post. If people don’t know about your event how can you expect them to be there?

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Complete Guide to Booking and Promoting Shows

This guide is intended for musicians that are interested in learning how to book & promote their own live events with aspirations of building a long-standing career.

We have a special interest in artists in the Cincinnati area so we have focused on Cincinnati specific listings. If you are booking shows in another city you can simply use this article as a guide to find the appropriate sites for your market.

Ticketing Website

Artists typically don’t need to worry about these listings, but you definitely want to check in & make sure everything is correct & your band is listed/linked. Many websites & apps integrate with ticketing providers & get their show information directly from the source. If you aren’t listed correctly then you will have a hard time getting your show listed on other platforms.

Venue Website

You typically don’t have to do anything here except double check that all the show information is accurate. If possible, try to get the venue to add links to your band. The ticketing & venue websites are going to see more traffic than any other source, so they are pretty important.

Facebook Event

If you are playing a venue that uses Ticketmaster or AXS then you need to let them create the Facebook Event. They have an affiliate integration so all the event information is linked to the ticketing source. There is a theory that Facebook favors these events in organic rankings because they receive affiliate revenue for tickets purchased through these links. If you are not listed as a co-host just ask the venue or promoter to add your band as a co-host.

How to add a co-host to a Facebook Event:

If you are a host you can add co-hosts. Simply navigate to the event & click edit. Go through all the event information & click next. When you get to the final tab with additional details click on the Event Settings link. Here you can simply type in the name of the page(s) you want to invite. (Tip: For smaller pages you may need to copy/paste the text the appears in their URL after facebook.com/). Once invited each page will need to navigate to their event tab & accept the co-host invitation.

Artist Websites
 Make sure your show is listed on your website. Follow up with every support artist & make sure they have the event listed as well. Add ticketing links & links to the venue to help people find the information they need as quickly as possible.

 We do a pretty good job at maintaining our calendar, but user submitted concerts are always welcome. As of the summer of 2021, CincyMusic receives over 200,000 hits per month from people looking for information on concerts in Cincinnati, so make sure your information is listed & accurate. You can submit a show here.

 Spotify is one of those websites/apps that aggregates all their information from Ticketing providers. The only way to get listed is to make sure your event is up on one of the following ticketing platforms:


  • Songkick
  • Resident Advisor
  • Eventbrite
  • AXS
  • StageIt
  • NoCap
  • Mandolin
  • nugs.net




Local Media:

Event listings on local media websites are always a complete mess. That’s part of the reason we created CincyMusic. The links below will change, but we will do our best to keep up with them.

Cincinnati (Major Newspaper Website)

CityBeat (Alt Weekly)
CityBeat (and all alt weeklies in general) are critical to live music. You can add your listing here:

cincinnatiusa.com (CVB Website)

meetnky.com (CVB Website)


wkrq.com (Q102)

b105.com (B105)

theworldwidewolf.com (97.3 The Wolf)

949cincinnati.com (Mix 94.9)

wvxu.org (NPR)


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Complete Guide to Booking and Promoting Shows

This guide is intended for musicians that are interested in learning how to book & promote their own live events with aspirations of building a long-standing career.


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How to promote your show 

This guide is intended for artists & bands that want to take their career into their own hands. No one is going to care more about the success of your show than you, so it’s important that you don’t assume that anyone else is going to promote your show for you.

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Complete Guide to Booking and Promoting Shows 

This guide is intended for musicians that are interested in learning how to book & promote their own live events with aspirations of building a long-standing career.

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How Do You Become an Opening Act? 

Becoming an opening act for larger shows is a great way to grow your career by exposing your music to a new group of music fans. In this article we will explore how you can go about earning opening spots for national artists & how you can make the most of those opportunities.

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Eight things your band can do to make a lasting impact on concert promoters 

Writing and performing an amazing song is the holy grail of the music industry. Everything we do ultimately circles back to that. However, There are countless examples of artists that never reach their potential. Sometimes it’s lack of knowledge of the industry. Sometimes it’s lack of motivation to promote their music. Most often, it’s a combination of the two & the lack of any guidance along the way.

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How to get a booking agent to book your band 

One of the first questions many bands have is how to hire someone to book their shows for them. The assumption is that if a band can get the right person involved then they can do all the 'business stuff’ so the band can get back to making music.

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How Often Should My Band Play Shows? 

Many bands want to spring into a lifestyle of playing every night of the week. However, it’s a good idea to pump the brakes a bit & come up with a strategy so you aren’t missing opportunities.

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Types Of Concert Promoters 

A promoter is someone that makes their living booking bands (buying talent) and promoting shows. Good promoters have excellent relationships with reputable agents, managers, record labels, and artists. Their role is pivotal to the success of music venues because they manage the calendar. This is a quick snapshot of the different types of promoters you may encounter in your career.

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The difference between gigs and shows 

This post will help define what types of performances you are playing so that our recommendations on how frequently you should play and how to market your events make sense.