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Top 5 Venues in Brooklyn That Offer More Than Just Live Music

December 13, 2019

Music venues are a sanctuary space that most of us find comfort and a sense a home at when visiting them. Whether it be an intimate gig or a large arena, there’s a space out…

Concert Safety 101: Keeping Your Venue Secure Before, During, and After Your Event

December 11, 2019

Bright lights, artists coming to life onstage, energized crowds singing along to every word — a lot goes into the experience of a memorable show. A lot, however, can also go wrong at these shows.…

Addiction Resources for the Nightlife Industry

December 6, 2019

It’s no secret that the performing arts is one of the most (if not the most) at-risk industries for addiction considering the close proximity and constancy of drugs and alcohol, which have been glamorized for…

Pre-Show: How To Engage With The Audience At Your Venue

December 5, 2019

We’ve all been there. We’re so excited to see the artist playing that we arrive to the venue early. Like pre-opening act, merch table just got set up early.  Depending on the size of the…

How To Promote Your Tour through Twitter

November 26, 2019

As users shy away from using Facebook in their daily lives, more and more bands, venues, and promoters have fled to Twitter in order to help promote their shows and tours. It might seem weird…

From Cornfields to Downtown: John Ugolini Tells the Story of Kickstand Productions

November 18, 2019

John Ugolini launched his company, Kickstand Productions, after graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2004. He learned the ropes booking rooms in secondary markets in central Illinois before moving into Chicago about a decade ago.…

How to Play Music on Your Venue’s PA (Without Getting Sued)

November 13, 2019

Try to picture complete silence between the opener and headliner at your venue. Difficult, right? It’s not just crowd clatter that contributes to that between-set buzz—your venue likely plays recorded music over the PA as…

Staying Plugged In: The 5 Best Podcasts for Concert Promoters and Venue Owners

November 7, 2019

Music promotion is, to put it mildly, not an exact science. Already a wildly unpredictable gambit, the last 20 years or so have seen innumerable sea changes to the business of music promotion and venue…

An Overview of Ticket Resale Then, Now, and Soon

November 5, 2019

Although many venues, artists, and primary ticket sellers have taken umbrage with secondary ticket sellers, ticket resale is here to stay. The multi-billion-dollar resale industry comprises a wide variety of competing entities that resell tickets…

How to Promote a Concert: A Digital Advertising Primer

October 31, 2019

As more and more content is published online regardless of what happens to print, creating digital ads is a bet that’s only getting safer with each passing year for advertising your band’s or venue’s upcoming…

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