About Us​

Find out more about Anyone Can Book a Gig


Anyone Can Book a Gig is the education program from international booking agency Music Works International, offering a number of resources and programs to teach artists how to represent themselves and book better paying shows without the need for an agent.

Music Works International and Katherine McVicker come together with over 30 years of experience in booking and routing tours, marketing and branding artists, producing concerts, and more. 

As her career progressed, Katherine watched the industry change. As major labels fade and independent distribution flourishes, artists today are required to do more and more themselves, but music schools often fail to prepare artists for the business side of a touring career.

We began thinking of how we could arm developing artists with the tools and confidence to kickstart their careers themselves, using our knowledge as an agency.

After workshops and private consultations with artists, we knew we could roll all of our professional experience into this course to help musicians develop the confidence they need to book their own shows, market and promote gigs, and make a plan for successful live performance careers.


To prepare artists with the tools, resources, and confidence to navigate every aspect of the booking experience, regardless of an artists experience level or scope of their goals.

With a growing list of offerings and expanding collaborations with universities, conservatories, and music conferences, Anyone Can Book a gig seeks to fulfill this mission by preparing artists to:

Start Where They Are
Set Up Their Business
Perform Professional Research
Negotiate Deals
Handle Contracts & Riders
Market Their Music and Shows
Meet the author

If you’ve done any kind of serious work in jazz, you’ve probably heard of our director, booking agent, Katherine McVicker. In 2002, she launched the European touring career of Norah Jones and spent seven years developing Jones’ profile internationally. After three decades in the music industry as an agent developing the touring careers for dozens of internationally renowned jazz and world artists alive today, Katherine founded boutique agency Music Works International (MWI) in 2014. Today, MWI books over 500 performances each year worldwide and represents over 30 of the top jazz, Americana, and world music artists performing today. Now, through this course, Katherine and MWI are offering this expertise, accrued over years of experience, to musicians everywhere.

Katherine McVicker

Founder & Director​, Music Works International, Anyone Can Book a Gig

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Meet Our Team

Matt De León​
Education Manager

Éamon Laughlin
Marketing & Design

Deidra Levasseur​
Finance & Operations

Majo Amieva
Spanish Marketing & Language Advisor​


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