I lightly touched upon the benefits of networking with local musicians at Open Mic nights in this previous post. Additionally, its important to like/follow their Facebook pages with your own page. From there you can access your pages feed, and get a nice view of what other artists you like are doing. Besides supporting them, there is a lot of lessons to be learned from this feed.
Here are some things I have taken away:
- Upcoming festivals, and big shows to sign up for
- New venues to try out
- New ways to leverage my own feed to promote my music
- Compare layouts of my page to theirs