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How to Cancel a Show

By November 26, 2012

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No one likes canceling a concert, but hey, sometimes things happen. First, let's be clear: "sometimes things happen" doesn't translate to "sometimes I don't feel like playing" or "sometimes I drink too much on the day of the show to play" or "sometimes I forget I agreed to play a show and made another commitment" - those aren't good reasons for calling off a show. If you cancel shows for these kinds of reasons, you will developed a well-earned reputation for being unreliable and unserious about your music career.

Now, if things like family emergencies, illnesses, late planes, and such get in the way of making it to your show, there ARE things you can do to mitigate the damages and earn yourself another date on the gig calendar. It all really comes down to communication and respect. For starters, if things are looking bad, make a call as soon as possible. For more advice about how to cancel a concert with the least amount of fallout possible, read on.

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May 20, 2013 at 1:38 am
(1) wiki-naturba.totemnumerique.com says:

I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic.
I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
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mission.

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