This tweet better not be about you!

Hostbaby-jun-2017-EmailThis is a real tweet from a real person who does artist management and PR in Los Angeles. She’s not talking about you or your band, is she?

If you’re not making it simple to contact you through your website, you’re at risk of missing out on a lot: gigs, press, heck – even sales. Seems like a lot of artists these days figure people can contact them through their Twitter or Facebook profiles, so they don’t explicitly provide contact info on their website – or even on their social networks. Don’t assume people will do this! Email is still the preferred method of communication for bookers and bloggers, and for the press, this is even more true.

Folks who write about music or book bands aren’t in the business of checking messages in five different places, nor are they going to go searching around for the best way to get a hold of you. Make it complicated? They’ll move on to somebody who doesn’t.

Your site should have a dedicated “contact us” or “contact” or “talk to us” tab or something similar that is clearly visible when reaching your home page. And on the other end, you should have a dedicated person in your band who checks this contact email regularly. We’re aware of more than a few instances where artists missed out on big gigs or other opportunities because they were going weeks without checking their email!

Don’t let this happen to you: make your contact info easy to find, and be quick to respond when you get a message. At least, it’ll build your reputation as a reliable artist. At best, it’ll get you more gigs, more coverage, and more fans.

Got any tips on how you display and handle your contact info? Let us know in the comments!

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