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How to play shows with Parlour
Sharing your Parlour artist page
Parlour allows artists to find their biggest fans, and play shows in their homes, anywhere in the world. The way to find these fans is by sharing your Parlour page on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with your mailing list. Here's our guide to getting the best response from your community! Facebook Post For your first post, we recommend a video uploaded directly to Facebook. Try keep the copy nice and simple and be sure to include your Parlour link. If you need some
Ticket pricing & capacities
Artists set their own ticket price & minimum capacity on the platform. We find that artists generally charge around 50% more per ticket than a venue show. The most effective minimum capacities are generally between 30-60. Hosts can always add more tickets, but it's important to give them an achievable target. Please Note: All credit card processing fees, wire fees, misc. transaction fees, dues/fees to Performance Rights Organisations (PROs) such as APRA, ASCAP, BMI, and other collecti
Checklist for sharing your Parlour link with your fans
We recommend doing all of the following things to get as many applications as possible. 1. Facebook Use video (create your own or request a custom one from us by emailing us here.. Here are some examples of great artist made videos. Keep your Facebook copy short and sweet - 'You can book me to play at your house! Head here to apply: https://parlourgigs.com/artist/yourartistname Create a target
Payment & service fees
Parlour is a new kind of concert promoter. Instead of contracting with brick and mortar venues, our specialty is residential, municipal, and other non-traditional venues. Our 83/17 door deal is tried and true in the music industry. It means you will never get hit with additional fees or backend deductions - you will always know what you are making before you even confirm the gig! Your earnings per gig is equal to 83% of the tickets sold multiplied by the base ticket price. Parlour’s fee is equa
PA's & production
We think it's best to have a PA if you are playing outside or indoors to more than 50 people. If you need assistance in hiring a PA and/or sound engineer, we can help! We have a database of production managers and hire companies across the globe. We'll simply take their fee off at settlement. In all other instances, we'd suggest playing acoustic if possible. This will make your show intimate and a more engaging experience. If you have any other questions about the space, such as available p
The big day
Your call time is 2 hours before your scheduled playing time. If you’re running late or arriving early, contact your host (your gig details, including playing times and the Host's phone number, are available in your Dashboard) When you arrive ask your host where to set up and for somewhere to store your things. We’ve asked them to have a ‘Green Room’ available for you to warm up and relax in before you perform. Don’t be afraid to tell the host you’re ready to pla
Parlour - First steps
Getting started is easy. All you need to do is sign up via our platform. Create an artist and share your Parlour artist link with your fans. Check out this video for a step by step guide. If you need assistance with setting up your Parlour profile or need some content to share with your fans, don't hesitate to ask us by clicking on chat box or emailing email@example.com.
Artist Booking & Cancellation Policy
Deposits In order to secure a date, hosts must pay a deposit, which is equal to 10 tickets. If the host is successful in selling the minimum required tickets, their deposit is returned. However if they're a little short, we'll use a portion of the deposit to make up the minimum capacity. Note: 83% of the deposit is paid in advance to the Artist to secure travel and hold the date. 17% of the deposit is retained by Parlour to keep the platform running smoothly and to ensure Artists h
Can I bring my friends?
It’s OK to bring along one friend to a Parlour Gig as another pair of hands and also for moral support. Although, as Parlour Gigs are private, and it's up to the host who is invited, you'll need to clear guests with them prior. Don’t rock up with a huge party of people, unless it's ok with the Host.
Who can apply?
Anyone can apply! Parlour connects artists with their biggest fans for intimate, once in a lifetime live music experiences. Most often these gigs successfully take place in homes. When a host submits an application they will include a description of their space and often photos and videos to support their bid to host you. You can also use the messaging feature to request more info and discuss suitable dates.
Wrapping up a tour
When the tour's over - we'd love you to post a big THANK YOU to your hosts for having you and for their ongoing support. Thanks for using Parlour! Example
Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend you obtain performers public liability insurance. For AU check Duck for Cover. If you're touring internationally with Parlour - ensure you're covered for the world before you leave.
Tracking ticket sales
Once a show is put on sale, you'll be able to track the ticket sales via your dashboard. If you're having trouble logging into or viewing shows, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Filling the gaps
If you need more applications to fill a particular date on your tour, it's best to post again on Facebook & Instagram. Just a simple reminder that applications close soon and not to miss out on the opportunity to host you. We would also recommend putting some spend on Facebook/Instagram advertising, targeting the specific regions you'd like more applications. Examples:_ "Just one date left in Brisbane, QLD available - Apply to host me now!" "Host applications close tomorrow - don't mis
So your show/s are all booked and on sale - great! Feel free to post a few times on instagram to build hype around the tour. These are secret shows - but your extra posts really help hosts sell tickets. Always tag us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/parlourgigs And instagram: @parlourgigs #parlourgigs #bringingmusichome Examples: !(http
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Parlour takes care of the complexity of currency conversions, so that artists can focus solely on where they want to play in the world, without having to worry about exchange rates and manual calculations. When you sign up for Parlour as an artist, you choose your home country. The currency of your ticket price is then determined based on that country. For example, if you're from the USA your currency will be USD, if you're from Great Britain your currency will be GBP, and so on. When
You can absolutely sell your merchandise at Parlour Gigs. In fact, it's encouraged. Most artists report selling more merch than usual, because you're introducing your music to new people! As paying with cash is a rarity these days, we do recommend buying a Square Reader if you don't already have one. (Parlour don't take a percentage of any merch sold at gigs.)
Before you let your fans know that you're available to be booked with Parlour, you'll need to ensure you're happy with your ticket price and minimum capacity. You can edit your ticket price and minimum capacity at any time in your settings. Checkout Rules Under 'Pricing' there is a section entitled 'Checkout Rules' (see image below). If you check this box fans applying to host you will have to enter their credit card details in order to apply to h
Artists use Parlour to connect with their biggest fans around the globe and to tour new places. Playing a Parlour Gig is a really special experience for both an artist and their fans. You’ll get to play for an engaged crowd in an intimate setting that has been created for you by your fan. It's a unique opportunity to grow your fanbase. Your host has invited their friends and family because they want to share your music.
Posting at the show
We'd love for you to share your experience with your fans and us. Take photo's before, during and after the show - it's great content and your fans will love it. Tag us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/parlourgigs And instagram: @parlourgigs #parlourgigs Examples !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/57c98f09e6b5f800/40da5
Putting gigs on sale
Putting gigs on sale on the Parlour platform can take just a few seconds. Instant Schedule Gigs If the scheduling box is green this means that the host has submitted credit card details and you can put the gig on sale straight away by hitting the 'schedule gig' button. Instant Schedule Sending An Offer If the scheduling box is blue this means that the host has not submi
Messaging your host
Using the platform you can message your host directly to get more information or discuss potential dates for a gig. When to use the messaging feature: To request more photos, videos or information from the host. To request more information about the gig that the host is planning. If the hosts availability does not align with yours we highly recommend sending them a message prior to scheduling a gig.