Host Best Practices

How to be the best host you can be!

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21 articles in this collection
Written by Mat Kahansky and Jeff Powers

Do I have control over the Artists I choose to host?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

What do I get for hosting a show?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

I'm a host - how do I book a show?

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Written by Jeff Powers
Updated over a week ago

What should I say to my neighbours?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do I figure out capacity?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do I write my venue description?

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Updated over a week ago

Should I allow kids?

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Updated over a week ago

What does billeting an artist look like? How can I say no without being rude?

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Updated over a week ago

Food and drink?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

Should I stay inside or take the show outside?

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Updated over a week ago

What do I do with my own kids? My pets?

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Updated over a week ago

What do I need to do about bathrooms?

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How does photography/videography work?

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Updated over a week ago

What do I do the day of the show?

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Updated over a week ago

How does load-in and sound check work?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do I run doors? How do door sales work?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

Who to let in? How to kick someone out?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

What happens if someone gets hurt? If the neighbours complain? If the cops show up?

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How do merchandise (merch) sales work?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
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How do I create a listening atmosphere, versus a party with background music?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to pay for tickets for my family?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago