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July 4, 2020

Let’s Get This Show On The Road

Wille and the Bandits - Credit Yann Charles

In today’s blog, I briefly describe three real-life ticketed virtual events that we have going on at Midnight Mango. Each one follows a different model. Each one is viable and will make an income for the artist, promoter, venue and agent.

June 27, 2020

Sharing Is Caring, Right?

The new technology which allows streaming is innovative. However, we need innovation in the way it is put to use to really exploit its full potential. In this blog, I discuss another new idea of how broadcasting and receiving can be used by venues.

June 13, 2020

And back to the real world for a bit!

Midnight Mango Introduces a new platform called Music At My House. It’s a B2C operation delivering one-hour acoustic performances to houses and gardens after July 4th. It’s a bold step that seeks to work safely within the regulations and get some of our artists back to work.

June 7, 2020

Did that show really sell out?

Golden Ticket

It’s a real special occasion to go and see your artist perform live. Streamed live concerts will never replace that entirely, but they have already become another offering the artist can deliver to their fans. Here I argue agents have an important role to keep the “Special” in “Occasion”!

May 30, 2020

Becoming the expert

Training

In this article I discuss the need for small venues to become skilled at delivering new streaming technology and how this will benefit them in attracting promoters and artists to their stages.

May 27, 2020

I Like Busking But…

Busker

I like busking, but throwing up another front room performance with a digital tip jar is digital busking and there is only so much busking I can take before it becomes tiresome. In this article I propose small venues are going to need to work in both the physical and the digital space to survive.

May 23, 2020

Touring In The Digital Space

The industry is flapping around like wounded seal in a roiling sea of digital streaming platforms. In this article, I highlight how one roots promoter has retained their brand and is streaming ticketed shows to their core audience and how this has opened up the possibility of touring digitally at the small venue level.

May 22, 2020

I haven’t felt like this since I was a promoter!

In this blog post I briefly chart Midnight Mango’s journey from promoter to agency. I reflect on how the current coronavirus pandemic reminds me of the financial volatility of being a promoter. If nothing else, it’s healthy to be reminded of that!

May 13, 2020

The Day The Music Died

In this blog post, I briefly discuss the crazy events leading up to lock-down and how we, at Midnight Mango, reacted as booking agents in the live music industry. What a truly insane time to be alive and tho it seems like we have been descending into this vortex for a lifetime, it only actually started a couple of months ago!

April 17, 2020

If it weren’t for Joe Strummer!

Joe Strummer moved to a village near my home town of Bridgwater, Somerset in the early 2000s. I didn’t know it then, but it was to have a profound effect on the direction of my life from then on.

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