Concerts Are Back! Inside The First Socially Distanced Venue [VIDEO]

Remember concerts? A new 2,500-capacity venue in Newcastle, England has recently opened, allowing show-goers a strange (but seemingly effective) socially distanced format for viewing live music. Guest post by James. Continue reading

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Virus-Related Venue Closures Will Impact Music Business For Years To Come

The mass venue closures precipitated by COVID-19 will continue to affect the music industry for years moving forward, particularly when it comes to the smaller independent venues. These have, for. Continue reading

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Falling Upwards: Why Nightclubs Fail

With so many nightclubs and other social venues shut down during the pandemic, they have an opportunity (like it or not) to step back and and examine why new-to-the-market nightclubs. Continue reading

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Be Ready For Differences In On-Stage Sound At Bigger Venues

When your performance career starts to take off, there are a number of adjustments you’ll need to make, including adapting to playing larger venues. Here we look at how to. Continue reading

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‘Sober Curious’ Equals Opportunity For Live Music Business

In the wake of the recent “Dry January” phenomenon, we explore how the uptick in “sober curiosity” could be an opportunity for the music industry, giving venues an opportunity to. Continue reading

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#SaveMezzanine – Why Indie Venues Matter

As Mezzanine, a longstanding indie venue in the heart of San Francisco, faces pressure to vacate its location, Eventbrite explains why this venue and others like it are vital to. Continue reading

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House Concerts – You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

Shows can happen anywhere – bars, clubs, restaurants, mid-sized venues, arenas….even houses. It may look easy to put on a house show, but there are more things to consider that. Continue reading

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How Often Should You Play? 6 Drawbacks To Playing More Shows

It’s great to play shows to build a fanbase, but playing too often may actually hurt you. On Music Think Tank, Simon Tam gives you reasons why you should limit. Continue reading

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How To Book Your Band’s First Show

After posting advice on not acting like an amateur band, Simon Tam follows up with a post on booking your first show. If this is your first gig, check out. Continue reading

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How To Book A Tour: Unconventional Advice

When booking a tour, there are various challenges that can come up. On Music Think Tank, Simon Tam posts about potential pitfalls in booking. What problems have you faced when. Continue reading

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