What is Billing for Concerts?

What is Billing for Concerts?

When planning a live entertainment event, you may be asked about something called “billing.” Contrary to how it may sound, it has nothing to do with a financial bill or the fee you are paying the artist, but instead it is actually referring to the way you...
How to Welcome Your Crowd

How to Welcome Your Crowd

One key component to a successful live event is making your crowd feel comfortable. To give your show attendees a welcoming experience, you’ll want to focus on two things: Making sure they can easily and safely get to the venue Giving a warm...
Artist Hospitality Basics

Artist Hospitality Basics

You may have heard tales of green M&M’S and all-white furniture, so it can be difficult to know what to give an artist if they don’t provide much for a hospitality rider. We’ve put together a list of the basics of what to put in a green room or backstage...
Choosing the Right Barricade for your Concert

Choosing the Right Barricade for your Concert

A major question that comes up when the How To Concerts team is advancing shows is what type of barricade should be used in front of the stage and in other areas of the venue grounds? Two main types of barricades generally come up as options, and they each have...
I Should Have Used a Middle Agent

I Should Have Used a Middle Agent

University staff and graduate student advisors, this one goes out to you. A little about me:  I got my Masters of Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (Student Affairs Focus) from Portland State University in 2014 and took my first job out of Graduate School...
How To Review & Edit an Entertainment Contract & Rider

How To Review & Edit an Entertainment Contract & Rider

Entertainment contracts can be daunting with legal jargon, unfamiliar terminology, riders filled with technical equipment you’ve never heard of before, and confusing payment terms. Where do you even start? How do you protect yourself and your venue? Although there are...