You don't have to be an agent to book the gigs that your music deserves. Industry veteran and founding director of the talent agency Music Work International (MWI) Katherine McVicker has developed international careers for a wide range of world music, Americana, and jazz artists for over three decades. Created in partnership with her team, she has compiled her knowledge into Anyone Can Book a Gig, a six-part practical course designed to prepare artists for a career in the live touring industry. Complete with a selection of worksheets, working templates, and examples from real-world situations and award-winning artists that Katherine has represented for decades, Anyone Can Book a Gig teaches artists the fundamentals of the industry, guides them through the process of booking shows, and gives them the confidence to represent themselves without the need for an agent.

About the Author

If you've done any kind of serious work in jazz, you've likely heard of our director, booking agent Katherine McVicker. With over three decades of booking experience in the industry and her own music career before that, she's seen what it takes to make it as a professional musician. She founded her own boutique agency, Music Works International, in 2014. Today, MWI books over 600 performances each year for over 30 of the world's top jazz and world music artists. She has booked artists like Norah Jones, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride, Lizz Wright, Samara Joy, and more.

Katherine McVicker

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