Even though music playing at a place of business may not be the core focus, it has become essential to create a certain mood at the venue, especially for restaurants. Such music adds to the dining experience and gives the restaurant a certain vibe. You might not have thought much about the music at these eateries, but they could be your ticket to finding fame as a musician.
Let’s examine 3 reasons you should play your music at eateries.
One of the biggest challenges aspiring musicians face is getting a wide audience to check out their music. You might upload your music to digital streaming platforms and promote it on social media. However, most people likely to check it out on these platforms are probably already into the genre or style of music you play.
If you want to boost your streaming numbers you will need to find ways for people who are into other music genres to check out your work. Playing your music at eateries is one of the best ways to do this because most people visit eateries frequently.
This means you will get to expose your music to a wide audience, which will be beneficial in helping you get your name out there. So consider giving a restaurant manager your mixtape or EP and asking them to play it for patrons.
Playing your music at eateries doesn’t help just you, it can also help the eatery itself. For example, a burger place with an edgy and rebellious branding style could benefit from playing your punk rock band’s music. This is because your music will help complement the restaurant’s branding and help it find greater success.
This can in-turn benefit you because some customers will frequent the restaurant to get the unique music experience the eatery offers. They may then discover that your band is responsible for the music and check you out on social media and other digital platforms.
Performing live is a great way to get your music project more exposure. People are naturally drawn to the sight and sound of a live musical performance, so you should perform live whenever you can.
Booking a concert venue can be difficult for many indie musicians, but performing at an eatery is much more doable. If you know someone who owns a restaurant or a cafe, you should ask them to let you perform there. You can make your offer more enticing by pointing out how the event may help them get greater exposure and also offer to do it for free to sweeten the deal.
As you can see, playing your music at eateries offers many benefits. Plenty of famous artists have their music played at restaurants around the country, so why not get a headstart on your journey to fame by getting your music played at eateries now?
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. As the host of the weekly podcast “FULLSPEED,” Eric chats with pioneering entrepreneurs from diverse sectors. Through the “Eric Dalius Foundation,” he offers four scholarships to US students. Stay updated with Eric on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Entrepreneur.com.