New Book from Music Industry Veteran Jared Judge Gives Musicians a High-Octane Blueprint for Gig Booking Success–Even Amidst a Pandemic

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Author Jared Judge has run a successful music group and booking company and now goes public with his insider tips in Gigging Secrets.

Milwaukee, WI (PRUnderground) October 26th, 2021

Like many other industries across the globe, the music industry took a massive blow when the COVID pandemic hit. And many musicians are still reeling from the effects and trying to pick themselves back up to ensure the show goes on for them and their fans. While it is challenging to overcome such incredible setbacks, music industry veteran Jared Judge is looking to help. Judge has announced his new book, Gigging Secrets: The Underground Playbook to Making a Living Performing, which aims to help musicians navigate these uncertain times. By using the tools and strategies Judge shares, musicians can boost their income and thrive in the music industry, even following one of the worst economic and social crashes of recent times.

Music industry statistics show that only a very small number of musicians have large followings and make a comfortable living from performing. And the pandemic put even more musicians’ earning potentials in jeopardy due to venues permanently or temporarily shuttering their doors and social distancing guidelines. With these realities guiding his purpose for writing Gigging Secrets, Judge wanted to give musicians practical tools and advice to monetize their music better so they can continue to pursue their passion.

Judge leveraged his years of experience in the music industry in writing Gigging Secrets. He currently runs Wisconsin’s top wedding music group (as rated by Wisconsin Bride Magazine), Dream City Strings, which helps couples find and book live musicians for their wedding day. Judge also founded and operates BookLive, a digital platform for musicians that streamlines gig booking and coordination. This booking system automates many gig booking processes and helps musicians keep their gig information and event contracts in one easy-to-access digital dashboard.

Within Gigging Secrets, which is available for free (purchasers just pay shipping and handling), Judge shares high-impact strategies that have worked for him in sustaining a successful career in booking and coordinating musical acts. The book offers 23 tips for booking success and covers categories such as positioning for high-paying gigs, selling gigs, and marketing gigs, all in an easily digestible format so musicians can immediately put the strategies into action. By employing the booking blueprint covered in Gigging Secrets, new musicians can have a clear vision of how to break into the industry, while industry veterans can learn how to scale up their booking efforts to secure more gigs and earn more profits.

“The music industry is already hard enough to succeed in, even without the devastation the pandemic caused,” said Judge. “I wrote Gigging Secrets to give back to musicians so they can enjoy newfound success in the industry they are passionate about. The book outlines a complete blueprint for positioning, marketing, and selling gigs, saving both industry newbies and veterans time by giving them direct access to expert advice and strategies. It’s the go-to guide for the music industry, delivering proven results to help musicians book more gigs and better monetize their passion.”

To learn more about Gigging Secrets and to reserve a copy for free + shipping & handling, visit

For more information about Gigging Secrets or author Jared Judge, please contact Jared Judge at 414-253-2504 or

About Jared Judge

Jared Judge is a musician and conductor. He currently runs BookLive, a company that helps musicians earn money performing by improving their business skills through the book Gigging Secrets, courses, and 1-on-1 coaching, and providing software tools (BookLive Pro) to help manage the administration that goes along with being a busy performer.

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