What To Do If No One Comes To Your Show [plus A 30% Off Discount Code]

3Anyone involved with putting on a concert wants to see a packed house, but no matter how hard you try, things don't always work out. Here Martin Atkins looks at some last minute tips for what to do if your show ends up minimally attended that can soften the blow.

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Festicket Raises Another $ 10.5 Million

image from encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comFesticket , the music festival travel and experiences platform  has raised a $ 10.5 million D-Series financing round led by venture capital firm Beringea plus InMotion Ventures, Channel 4's Commercial Growth Fund, Lepe Partners, U-Start and former Spinnin 'Records CEO Eelko Van Kooten. 

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Spotify, SoundGirls Launch ‘EQL Directory' Global Database Of Women In Audio, Music Production

EQL DirectorySpotify and Soundgirls have partnered to launch The EQL Directory ,  global database of women working behind the scenes in music and audio. Any woman  can add their name and those looking to hire a more inclusive creative team can find professionals in their area.

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Want More People At Your Gigs? Send Gig Reminder Emails

1Despite how great your fans may be, they can't be counted on to know when all your upcoming gigs are, and need a little gentle reminding in order to get them through the venue door. Here we look at an email reminder strategy that won't irritate fans but can help keep a show on their radar.

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MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival, Plans Global Live Music, Event Expansion

MTVMTV has acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival, as part of a plan to expand the brand and business beyond TV. Held on New Year’s Eve, the annual event is held in South Lake Tahoe and with more than 20,000 fans for three days of music, action sports and interactive art.

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Sick Of Being 'Pushed Around By Older Bands' Bad Omens Exits Senses Fail Tour

BOBad Omens has dropped off the Senses Fail / Amity Affliction tour, but the young band is claiming it is not about the size of its name on poster artwork, as previously reported.  Senses Fail tweeted that the “Misery Will Find You” tour will no longer include Bad Omens because they were “unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced the tour.”

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Eventbrite Music Launches To Serve Indie Venues, Promoters

eventbrite logo 2018Indie ticketer Eventbrite has launched Eventbrite Music, a new platform for independent music venues, promoters and festivals that includes technology from the company's 2017 acquisitions of Ticketfly and ticketscript. The Ticketfly brand will be phased out entirely next year, according to multiple reports.

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Musicians Launch Post-Brexit ‘Save Music’ Campaign

Save MusicThe newly launched Save Music campaign by the Incorporated Society of Musicians hopes to protect musicians post-Brexit by either maintaining their freedom of movement between countries or to introduce a special two-year working visa for them.

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#iVoted Initiative Offering Free Concert Tickets To Voters

1With voter apathy an omnipresent concern at this particular moment in time, artist manager Emily White has partnered with a variety of artists to launch the #iVoted initiative which rewards those participating in the democratic process with free concert tickets.

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The 5 Best Theatre Set Designs

image from cdn.pixabay.comSPONSORED POST: Set designers don’t get much recognition from the audience. Yet the stage is essential for viewers to be teleported into another world. Over the years, some set designers have unleashed their creativity and captured the attention of critics and audiences alike. Here’s a look back at some of the best set designers and most noteworthy set designs from the past century:

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Tomorrowland Suffers Massive Data Breach

image from celebrityaccess.comWe're used to our Yahoo and Experian data coming under attack, but who thinks about such problems when buying a festival ticket? Think again. EDM giant Tomorrowland has suffered a data intrusion that exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of festival goers.

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Martin Atkins' Punk Rock Rules For Music Business Success

Martin AtkinsMartin Atkins has drummed for Public Image Limited, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. But in recent years, he has become an author and educator. Now at Millikin University,  Atkins shares why more artists need to radically rethink their approach to building a career in the new music economy.

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50 Cent Buys 200 Front Row Seats To Ja Rule Concert To Leave Them Empty

50 centThe ongoing feud between 50 Cent and Ja Rule has reached new heights with the rapper claiming to have used a GroupOn to buy 200 tickets to an upcoming Ja Rule concert to keep the seats empty.  “I just bought 200 seats in the front so they can be empty. LOL,” 50 Cent said in an Instagram post. “People think I’m mean so go see this. $15 bucks wait what I do now LOL.”

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Live Music Revenue Will Top $30B In 5 Years

Concert crowdPricewaterhouseCoopers has released the 2018 edition of its respected annual review of the entertainment industries, the Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2018–2022. According to PwC, the value of the international concert business is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3% over the next five years, reaching $30.55bn ($24.36bn of it from ticket sales) by 2022.

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Think Small: The Key To Building Genuine Music Community

2While the recorded industry may still be struggling, live music has seen an impressive 16% increase since 2016, with the market for live music now larger than ever before. One of the key takeaways from this lies in the value which consumers place on being able to intimately connect with these performers, suggesting that going small is essential to building a genuine music community.

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Touring: New School Tricks Plus Old School Hustle

1For up and coming artists, the touring game has always been a struggle, and while the music industry has changed greatly over the years, many of the strategies  that worked twenty years ago remain effective today when combined with some more contemporary tricks and tactics.

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Can You Have A Successful Career In Music And Not Ever Leave Your Home? Kind Of…

1For the more introverted artists out there, there is significant allure in the idea of cultivating a career in music from the comfort of one's own bedroom - but as the music industry continues to change, can this dream of the successful shut-in still be a reality?

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How To Approach Venues For A Booking

1Booking shows can be a challenge, particularly if you're not at a point in your career where you can afford a booking agent, and lining up gigs is often both a time consuming and frustrating process. As with so many things in the music industry, there's no silver bullet, but there are some practices which can help you get your foot in the venue door.

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