MAKE MUSIC PHILLY – Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most common questions we have received. Please review and let us know if there is an important topic we missed. Thanks!
HOW DO PERFORMERS & VENUES SIGN UP?
To SIGNUP for Make Music Philly as a PERFORMER or VENUE, please visit www.MakeMusicPhilly.org, select “Participate” and then “Sign Up as a Performer” If you’re new to Make Music Philly, select “Create Account” for new users to the website or “Login” for returning users. Performers will be asked to include their availability, musical styles, bio and video/streaming links. Venues will be asked to provide what hours are available for performances and what facilities are included (electricity, PA system, etc). Once your profile is created, performers will be able to request a performance at multiple venues and venues will be able to request performers.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS CAN BE HELD for MAKE MUSIC PHILLY?
Make Music Philly events can include musical performances by solo, duo, band or larger ensembles. Make Music Philly will also feature participatory events including drum circles, ukulele circles, musical instrument petting zoos, acapella ensembles, harmonica jams and interactive presentations by Philadelphia area music brands. These and almost any other types of events can be created and featured on the Make Music Philly website.
ARE PERFORMERS COMPENSATED for PERFORMING?
Make Music Day is FREE for all venues, performers and attendees. Performers choose to donate their time are not compensated in any way. There is no event cover charge for attendees, however venues are permitted to sell food & beverages and performers are permitted to sell CDs and other merchandise.
WHAT MUSICAL STYLES & PERFORMANCE ABILITIES ARE ALLOWED?
All musical styles are encouraged and musicians from beginners to professionals are encouraged to participate in Make Music Philly. Make Music Day is a festival where everyone can find an opportunity to participate in some way.
ARE PERFORMING ARTISTS VETTED?
Venues have the opportunity to vet performers during the match making process using the artists provide bio, musical style and video/streaming links on the Make Music Philly website. Venues and performers will both approve their requested performances as part of the process. Make Music Philly will also provide a final approval which, in most cases, will simply be a rubberstamp.
WHAT ABOUT PUBLIC PARKS & PERMITS?
Make Music Philly does not currently have the resources to obtain necessary city permits. If a city owned park or venue has signed up to be a participating venue, then any necessary permits are handled by the venue. There may be certain limitations to what type of performance is allowed and that information will be included in the venues profile on the Make Music Philly website. If there is a city owned park or venue not yet listed yet Make Music Philly website, you can email us to ask about the current participation status of a particular venue. At this point, you will only see participating venues after creating your performer profile and begin logged in. Listings will not go live on the external website until early June. NOTE – Many times, smaller events (under 50 attendees and no amplification) will sometimes not require a permit. Please refer to individual city venue and park websites for specific information.
CAN VENUES CREATE/HOST a MAKE MUSIC PHILLY EVENT WITHOUT USING THE MAKE MUSIC PHILLY Matchmaking website?
Absolutely – venues can opt to participate in Make Music Philly and select performers outside of the Make Music Philly match making process. Be sure to let Make Music Philly know once you have the performers and time slots lined up so we can include your venue on the Make Music Philly event map and press materials.
WILL PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS BE AVAILABLE to HELP PROMOTE MAKE MUSIC PHILLY EVENTS?
YES – Make Music Philly logos, promotional graphics, sample press releases and other digital assets will be available at www.MakeMusicPhilly.org/promo beginning Monday May 23rd, 2022
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