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Friday, June 02, 2006
Promoting music, and establishing a cost and value for music, is very important. I've been dealing with some live music venues that won't charge entrance cover, and insist that the artists ask for money donations during a show. That is fear, that is not music promotion. Their fear is that there will be less patrons when an entrance cover is imposed. But if the music events are promoted, and if the promoter consistently promotes great shows, then value will be instilled and people will pay to see live music. I've seen it, it is true. Go to the Espy in St. Kilda. Go to Karma in Calgary. The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association has built itself a great reputation for music promotion and events, just this year!
An easy way to get your start as a music promoter is to organize a house party with live music, also known as a House Concert. It doesn't have to be big! You can read a bit more about this concept through the following links.
- I run a small business (see Music Promoter)
- Joel Fafard on House Concerts
- Bob Bossin on House Concerts
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