articles and tips from Fran Snyder and concertsinyourhome.com
We’re launching a bunch of new stuff this week, but let’s start with this.
Upgraded Artist profiles have radically improved, not just in looks but ability to effectively connect with hosts and other bookers.
Have a look at mine.
You’ll notice that you can now pitch states/dates in the areas where your tour schedule has gaps.
These “pitches” show up on your profile AS WELL AS the new section of the site called “Avails.”
You can now have two widgets (1 narrow, 1 wide) for which I’d recommend (narrow schedule widge and youtube or vimeo for the wider one)
http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/avails.html (beta… navigate to the California Avails page to see examples)
We’ll be encouraging all our hosts to visit these pages when they are looking to connect with tours already in progress.
Login, tweak away, and send me the link to your profile when you are done! I’ll feature the best ones below.
C. Daniel Boling: Nice use of Sonicbids calendar widget!
Let’s face it, joining a website that charges money can be creepy. Who are these people? Why should I trust them? How do I know if it’ll be worth it for ME?
In that spirit, here’s a 15 minute getting-to-know-you video that explains:
Video from Fran Snyder explaining the house concert community and helping artists decide if they are a good fit.
Thanks for watching. Your comments are welcome.
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Message from Fran:
Topics and Resources from the video above:
New CIYH Hosts: (artist members can search “member since 2010-03″ using the advanced search. )
11 New House Concert Presenters in ON, AZ, CA(2), FL, GA(2), MA, MD, MI, NJ, OH(2), WI(2)
New CIYH Artists:
(A big thank you for your support.)
Adler & Hearne, Amy Petty, Bill Evans & Megan Lynch, Brian Burns, Buskin & Batteau, Castlebay, Charlie Phillips, Chris Koch (and/or The Chris Koch Band), Chris O’Brien, Damon Castillo Band, Dave Ramont, Forest Sun, Galgozy/Zeleny Duo, Joe Koenig, Julia Klee, L.K. Potts, Mariana Bell, Micah Vauteau, Nick Edelstein, Nicole Witt, Pat Guadagno, Paulie Pesh, Peter Biedermann, Randall Bram, blett, Rick Price, Robinson Lee Earle, Round Mountain, Sara Petite, Sharon Goldman, Skeeter Mann & The Lost Canyon Rangers, smez, Stevan Pasero Duo, Steve Meckfessel, swingtime, Will Knox, 12 String Poet, Dan Dyer, Leonard Patton and Peter Sprague, Paul Phillips, Rebekah Pulley
Our Audio 6-Packs (free downloads) are back! This month, download 2 tracks from each of our featured artists. Lovely music!
Look for these new artists here!
(A HUGE thank you for your continued support!) Anna Dagmar, Arvel Bird, Cliff Eberhardt, Dan Krikorian, Darren Raleigh, Gail Ann Dorsey, Jeanne T. Arrigo, Jennifer Lee, Ken O’Malley, Kerry Grombacher, Kevin Higgins & Barbara Malteze, LaMay & Reese, Luke Brindley, Michael Reno Harrell, Rain Perry, Rick Hill, Scott Cook, Teresa Storch, Thea Hopkins
Schwag of the Month:
The New CIYH House Concert Guide!
Tips for Artists and Hosts: