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September 22, 2020

Think small and make something happen!

Girl with magnifying glass

People who work in music are creative and they need to do creative things to keep it together. So be creative, make events happen, not just for the money – but for well-being as well.

August 9, 2020

Cap In Hand!

Piggy Bank

I posted to Facebook on my phone about applying to Arts Council England for a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund – it wasn’t going to be an official blog post but the reaction was so overwhelming and generous that I went ahead and posted here as well… as follows…

August 1, 2020

What happened to my job at the agency?

Time Bomb

Booking agents may have thought their jobs were safe until the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – yet many agencies are making redundancies now in August 2020. Why is it they can’t foot the bill now and keep all their staff employed until the scheme ends?

July 13, 2020

You Really Had To Be There!

Should live-streamed gigs be recorded and made available afterwards? In this blog, I touch on the importance of how a unique experience in time is more valuable to the audience and the artist if it is kept in the moment.

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.

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