I must admit, playing a ticketed gigs is not my favourite. For the uninitiated, for a ticketed gig the artists are allocated a number of tickets and have to sell them, collect the money and hand it over to the promoter. Depending on the number of tickets sold the artists are paid a percentage of the monies collected. How much depends on the promoter. I have twenty tickets and if I sell them all I will receive £2 per ticket.
However, I am playing one of these ticketed gigs and am trying all I can to sell the 20 tickets I have asked to be allocated to me. I am one of three artists playing support to an artist called Jazz Morley at The Railway in Winchester on Thursday 3 May
If I was a youngster I might be able to call on the dozens of school, college or even work friends. Unfortunately I am not a teenager, work in London and have few non musician friends in the area that I only moveed into a few years ago. Therefore I have had to plan a different approach.
I have produced a Facebook Event for the gig here but it is one with a difference. To add extra value to the ticket price I have also added two extra incentives. The first is that for everyone that buys a ticket they will receive my cd “Bought at a Gig/online” which I usually sell for £5. I will also include a second CD the “This Thing is On” compilation from my weekly independent podcast ”Is This Thing On?” that I sell for £6.50. Unfortunately I only have two kidneys otherwise I would chuck one of them in too
I have also created a press release here on my website and have emailed a few local journalists the link.
I have other plans that I will be putting into operation very soon but, as regular readers of my blog will know, I only like to report on stuff that I have done and not what I plan to do.
If you want to buy a ticket and get the two free cds then please click here . If you can’t come but want to help then please share this post and the Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/336787416383822/
Thanks very much
TICKETS SOLD SO FAR ——NIL
For an update read Tickets Please Pt 2 by clicking here