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How play shows with Parlour
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: A booking fee will be added to each ticket to cover online processing and performance rights organisations. This is converted in hosts local currency, equivalent to
Artist Booking & Cancellation Policy
Deposits In order to secure a date, hosts must pay a deposit, which is equivalent 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: Deposits are paid to the artist in advance as soon as gigs are on sale, allowing artists to book travel and accomodation easily. Deposits are paid in full, with service fee being deducted
Payment & Service Fee
If you are based in the USA - please fill out this form. If you are based in Australia - please fill out this form. Your earnings per gig will be calculated by multiplying the capacity of the gig by your base ticket price, then subtracting Parlour's 17% service fee. A booking fee is also added to each ticket, which covers processing fees & performance collection societie
Parlour - First Steps
It's easy! All you need to do is sign up via our platform, and then we'll be in touch with some content for you to share, along with instructions on how to generate applications. Check out the sign up process here:
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
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 fans homes. If a venue applies to host you, we recommend checking with Parlour first to discuss.
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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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. So 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. Wh
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! (Parlour don't take a percentage of any merch sold at gigs.)
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
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. Examples: "Just one date left in Brisbane, QLD available - Apply to host me now!" "Host applications close tomorrow - don't miss out!" Always tag u
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 #bringingmusichome Examples !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/57c