Friday August 16
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
SMSWF Workshops are held at:
405 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This workshop covers actionable steps that today’s DIY musician, songwriter, and artist can implement right away – without needing much if any budget at all. Social media is important – but it’s not the only method that an indie performer should be relying on. Attendees of this session will hear tools, tips, and tricks, and how those help make that all important first impression. Hear also why you might be missing out on opportunities that your colleagues are getting, and what you can do to change that. Having worked with clients just like you as well as in PR throughout his career, PLUS, being on the “media” side as an interviewer for his weekly show, Bruce Wawrzyniak has seen what makes singers, songwriters, artists – entertainers! – continue their ascent, and what the others have done (or not done!) that has resulted in spinning wheels and complaining. From performance bookings to media opportunities to sponsorships, this workshop will position you to submit yourself with confidence and a first-class presentation in all aspects of your music business pursuits. Register now to attend and gain valuable resources and insights from a veteran of 15-plus years in the music industry.
Bruce Wawrzyniak Bio
Bruce Wawrzyniak is the president of Now Hear This, which specializes in management, promotion, and booking. Current clients range from Hollywood to Austin to Atlanta to Charlotte to the Tampa Bay area. Other clients have been in locations such as Nashville, West Virginia, Alabama, and even New Mexico. Bruce has gotten clients placed into media opportunities including TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Web, and podcasts. Plus, he has secured very notable performance opportunities including, but not limited to, the Las Vegas ‘strip,’ songwriters festivals, fairs, and various venues from the House of Blues to the Rodeo Opry (Oklahoma City) to The Mint (Los Angeles) and countless others. In addition, Bruce is the author of the four-volume “Bruce’s Bonus Book” eBook series, which provides tips for on and off the stage for aspiring performers. Plus, he hosts a weekly podcast called, “Now Hear This Entertainment,” which has gotten listeners from 142 countries around the world. The show has been delivered on-time, every week for over five years and guests have ranged from Roy Orbison, Jr. to the lead guitar player for Garth Brooks to the keyboard player for Aerosmith to the drummer for P!NK to the trumpet player for Billy Joel, plus two Grammy Award winners, a Las Vegas headliner, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, three Emmy Award winners, and even participants from “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor.”
Find more at www.NowHearThis.biz.