How I see the sequence of events that have led to yet another summer of live events being decimated. The difference this summer though, is that the reasons are largely down to incompetence and were therefore avoidable.
Sometimes when a band get a new agent they automatically think everything will be advanced for them. It won’t be, the band need to take responsibility for this or pay someone else to.
We announce a new project called the MIDNIGHT MANGO LOCKDOWN FUND. With this fund, we will create freelance work opportunities for booking agents within our company. One of the ways we are raising capital for the project is through a crowdfunded project.
As a booking agency in the music industry, It’s pretty tough to take on new staff at the moment. But it isn’t impossible. Different models of employment can provide help and support whilst at the same time invest in a company’s future growth.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.