Your local music scene needs YOU: a local hero
Ever wanted to be a part of something big? Now is the time!
If you’ve always been someone who’s daydreamed about big ideas to manifest into reality, there’s a ninja in you. Look around, there’s talent everywhere and they all need someone who can take initiative to guide them. Your passion for music can be infectious in more ways than one. It’s your chance to steer the ship, all you need to do is provide your local talent with a platform that YOU help build: it is after all, your scene, so let it be seen! The first step is to acknowledge that you yourself can be the person that you’ve always felt your local music scene needed.
Don’t own or have contacts at a music venue? How about your friend’s backyard!
We all know that one person in our neighborhood that we can find complaining on a regular basis about there being nothing to do in the area, or that there aren’t enough venues where live music can be played anymore. Well, you being the ninja that you are, have found a solution. The creative, ideas person is always prone to think outside the box; why not use this to think up alternative locations for live music? Go ahead, give your friend’s backyard a fresh spin! Getting a bunch of artists to play at unconventional settings is how a lot of legendary music and artists started their journey.
Give your ‘scenesters’ a chance to pay what they want: using crowdfunding as an effective DIY tool
Crowdfunding is a perfect gauge of how much your fans are willing to contribute to a local show, particularly with the first few shows you run. It is imperative to learn more about the purchasing power and engagement level of your audience. You want to make all your shows not only accessible but also affordable: the best way to do it is by allowing your community to pay what they want. Over a period of time, you’d have an estimation of the exact price at which you want to sell tickets to your show, thereby creating a sense of value in return to your fans, artists, and hosts.