Host Best Practices

How to be the best host you can be!

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23 articles in this collection
Written by Gianna Lalonde, Mat Kahansky, Sean Nugent and 2 others

COVID Considerations for in-person shows

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Written by Gianna Lalonde
Updated over a week ago

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

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Written by Renna Keriazes
Updated over a week ago

What's the best setup for the space? Number of people, amplification?

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Written by Gianna Lalonde
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 Sandy James
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/space description?

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Written by Renna Keriazes
Updated over a week ago

Should I allow kids?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

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

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

Food and drink?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do I host a show outside?

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Written by Gianna Lalonde
Updated over a week ago

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

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Written by Gianna Lalonde
Updated over a week ago

What do I need to do about bathrooms?

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Written by Renna Keriazes
Updated over a week ago

How does photography/videography work?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

What do I do the day of the show?

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Written by Sean Nugent
Updated over a week ago

How does load-in and sound check work?

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Written by Sandy James
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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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do merchandise (merch) sales work?

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Written by Mat Kahansky
Updated over a week ago

How do I create a listening atmosphere, versus a party with background music?

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Written by Sandy James
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to pay for tickets for my family if I'm hosting a show in my space?

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Written by Gianna Lalonde
Updated over a week ago