MAKE MUSIC PHILLY – Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most common questions we have received.
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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.” Returning users can go straight to “Login.” Performers will be asked to include their availability, musical styles, bio, and video/streaming links. Venues will be asked to provide available hours for performances and what facilities are included (electricity, PA system, etc.). Once your profile is created, artists will be able to request a performance slot at multiple venues, and venues will be able to request performers.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS CAN BE HELD DURING MAKE MUSIC PHILLY?
Make Music Philly events can include musical performances by solo, duo, bands, or larger ensembles. Make Music Philly will also feature participatory events including drum circles, ukulele circles, musical instrument “petting zoos” [look/touch & learn sessions], a cappella ensembles, harmonica jams, and interactive presentations by Philadelphia area music brands. These–and almost any other type of similar events–can be created and featured on the Make Music Philly website.
ARE PERFORMERS COMPENSATED?
Make Music Day is FREE for all venues, performers, and attendees. Performers choose to donate their time and 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. 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 matchmaking process using the artist’s provided bio, musical style(s), and video/streaming links. Venues and performers will both have the opportunity to approve their matched performances as part of the process. Make Music Philly will also provide a final approval, which in most cases will simply be a rubber stamp.
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 as to what type of performance is allowed at that venue, and that information will be included in the venue’s profile on the Make Music Philly website. If there is a city-owned park or venue not yet listed on the Make Music Philly website, you can email us to ask about the venue’s current participation status. You will only see participating venues after creating your performer profile and logging 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 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 official matchmaking 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 20th, 2024.
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