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CIVL – Chicago Independent Venue League

By Prism Staff | October 29, 2019

In cities around the world, once thriving independent art scenes are under siege by big corporations. A perfect case study of this fight comes in the form of Chicago’s music scene and its battle over…

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How to Promote a Concert: Accessing Arts Funding

By Dan Weiss | October 25, 2019

Most are aware that there are grants for funding local performing arts, but not everyone knows how to access them. It often depends on your location; the famous Red Rocks amphitheater has helped make Denver…

From Apps to VR: New Live Music Technologies To Look Out For

By Prism Staff | October 22, 2019

There was a time when the idea of incorporating “technology” into your concert venue meant making certain the strobe lights were plugged in. But there more ways than ever to enhance the concert experience these…

Six Venues From Film and Television

By Prism Staff | October 17, 2019

From The Bronze on Buffy The Vampire Slayer to The Peach Pit on Beverly Hills, 90210 TV shows and films are filled with fake clubs where the music is never so loud that the characters…

How to Promote a Concert: Using Facebook Events

By Prism Staff | October 15, 2019

In the vast and seemingly unending sea of content that is Facebook, it can be exceedingly difficult to stand out. It is not, however, the Sisyphian task it may seem on the surface. Facebook’s current…

A Brief and Semi-Complete History of Concert Photography

By Laura Studarus | October 10, 2019

Photography was invented in 1822 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. But as cool as it would have been to see actual images of lisztomania in action, the average photographic exposure in his newly invented…

Prioritizing Accessibility: Giving Everyone the Best Seat in the House

By Max Freedman | October 8, 2019

Although venues are legally required to make themselves accessible to disabled people, many disabled music lovers can recount plenty of times when they’ve felt unwelcome at shows. The law isn’t the only reason a good…

Pitching Yourself to Promoters and Venues

Pitching Yourself to Promoters and Venues: A Guide for Artists

By Dan Weiss | October 3, 2019

It should be simple enough for a musician to let a promoter know you want them to book you and why. That is, if there weren’t thousands of other artists doing that very same thing…

Six Venues Worth Traveling For

By Laura Studarus | October 1, 2019

Chances are if you’re a music fan, you’ve visited your local dive bar, concert hall, or mid-sized indie venue more than once. Which is cool—local landmarks, coupled with a brew and a ballad have been…

How to Promote a Concert: Building Relationships with Local Press

By Prism Staff | September 26, 2019

Booking the best calendar of events and assembling the best marketing plan will put any music promoter in good standing—but no business can truly thrive in a vacuum. You know how to promote a concert…

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