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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Free Download: Concert Promoter Fee Calculator

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Free Concert Promoter 'Fee Calculator' Download

To pass the torch to a new generation of concert promoter, to encourage those of you who may not have put on a show before to give it a go, and to offer my support throughout for the good of the UK Music Scene, I offer to you the fee calculator I developed during my decade as a Promoter. Please help to get this free information far and wide on social media by sharing this blog post with your network.

To every single one of you who reads this and would like to try putting on a concert, I urge you to contact me and I will impart every drop of knowledge and experience I have from my tenure as concert promoter 'In An Emergency Dial'.

I will answer any question you have, you just need to tweet me (@sunnynorwich) or email me (sunnystuartwinter [at] gmail [dot] com) and I will respond as soon as I can.

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My Love For Concert Promoting

Ten years I spent as a Concert Promoter, building a name for myself, bringing in my favourite promising, upcoming bands and artists from around the UK (and beyond) to little old Norwich, to share the joy of music and live performance with my fellow music lovers, trying to catch the best bands before they broke into the mainstream. Sometimes it worked, liked hosting Bombay Bicycle Club just before their album 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' came out and launched them to success; equally, sometimes it didn't and I would be down £100. This is both the struggle and the excitement of being a concert promoter.

Bombay Bicycle Club at Norwich Arts Centre
But it's more than money; it's the connection to the music, it's the vision of what might be and the process of getting it to that stage, it's the creation of a night where you can stand and watch the connection of a fan and the artist in real time knowing that both parties are there because of you.

It's a phenomenal job with obvious uncertainties but it's addictive and wonderful especially when it goes to plan.

Why We Need A New Generation of Concert Promoters

The plight of music venues has been regularly documented in the press and on social media; sometimes the struggle to make ends meet; often the struggle with noise complaints and noise abatement orders; culling culture and damaging the UK Music Scene.

With this, and particularly with the rise of social media, many concerts and venues have suffered. For me, I feel we need now, more than ever, a new generation of Concert Promoters to reinvigorate the UK Music Scene, to build (and build on) live music communities, to encourage, support and celebrate local artists, to encourage promising upcoming artists to visit your town or city on tours that will most probably cost the band money to pursue. 

Singer performing live
Yes, it can be difficult to bring in a crowd, especially if promoters fail to promote the show outside of social media*, but building relationships between promoter and bands, promoter and fans, is so vital in maintaining our past, present and future culture.

Start small, book local bands for your local venue, share any money equally (after paying any fees). If it goes well, do it every couple of months, or as often as you're comfortable doing. That's how I started and I caught the bug. I really hope you do too.

If you want to know anything whatsoever about being a concert promoter, if you have any concerns or just want to discuss the idea more, please do get in touch with me; I love talking music and will respond as soon as I can.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Until next time...

Free Download: Concert Promoter Fee Calculator - Sunny Stuart Winter


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