Ep 63-Shannon Curtis on House Concerts & Community Building

Ep 63-Shannon Curtis on House Concerts & Community Building

Shannon Curtis is an independent songwriter, performer, and author, based in LA. Curtis’s groundbreaking use of house concert touring takes her on extensive nationwide tours, and she’s become a popular speaker at music conferences. Curtis’s how-to book on house concerts debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Music Business Best Sellers list, and has been featured in national publications like Huffington Post and American Songwriter Magazine.


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Singer and songwriter Shannon Curtis has made a living performing her music touring house concerts across the nation and she teaches us how in this interview!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender
  • Connecting with your audience
  • 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly
  • House concert model
  • Trust
  • Supporting yourself financially
  • Salons
  • Financing the first tour
  • Building an audience as community
  • Crowdfunding
  • Bringing value to the community


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  1. Nathan Larsen March 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks a bunch for this episode. I had just read the book before listening (literally a few days beforehand, as recommended by Garrett) and absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to see how I can creatively apply these concepts to my own music.

    • admin March 31, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it and got something out of it! Shannon is amazing and I think the house concert model is something composers could use to build community, share their music, and support themselves.

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