The deadline to finalize your MMNY 2014 plans is April 29th. That’s less than two weeks away!
Why so soon, you might ask, when the festival isn’t until June? Well, we need to submit the final schedule to the City for approval in the beginning of May, and compile listings for our media partners to help promote your concert. That means you have two weeks to finalize concert plans!
Read on for instructions for how to finalize your MMNY 2014 plans.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VENUES
Three easy steps to finalizing your MMNY concert plans:
1. Request Performers.
The first step is to request performers for your location. To do this, click on “Find a Match,” located at the top right of your browser. This will bring up some 700+ artists who want to play for MMNY.
Scroll through the performers and find the ones that match your interests and venue needs. Think about genres you’d like, and what you can offer performers. (If artists can bring their own equipment, they will have a made a note about it.)
Request performances for specific set times, and be careful not to overbook artists, or book them too closely together (each act will need some time to set up and break down!)
It’s always a good idea to send the performer a message, too, and talk specifics. If an artist is interested in playing at your location, they will reply to your request.
2. Or, create your own artist! (Recommended!)
Make Music New York is open to any musician, in any genre. Really.
If you already know who you want to have play at your location on June 21, that’s great! Invite them to sign up on the website. Or, if you get their permission, you can create an artist profile for them under your own user account. To do so, click on the orange button on the top right of your browser, and navigate to “Manage Profiles.” Here you can create a artist profile for the performer, and than match it to your location. We’ll get in touch if we have any questions.
3. Confirm performances.
This is the last step! Once you’ve talked to the artists playing at your spot, you can confirm their set time. All pending performances will be listed on your dashboard.
Make sure that your artist confirms, too!
Once both you and the artist confirm a specific set time, MMNY staff will check that the event does not conflict with any other performances in the area, and will confirm on the Admin side. If you and the artist have confirmed the time and details, then you are all set, even if it says “Pending Admin.” We will take care of the rest. It might take a few days, but we are on it.
If you have any questions, check out our FAQ, complete with handy tutorial videos.