How to make the most of HELLO STAGE (1)
The 15/16 season is almost round the corner
- in the last few weeks Orchestras,
Promoters and Opera Houses have announced
their upcoming programmes.
I always find this a very special
time of the year and am eagerly
waiting for all the glossy brochures to arrive in the post!
All this glizz promoted me to
remind you to fill in the upcoming concerts
(for the rest of this season as well as 15/16) in your profiles.
Also it is perfect timing to start a new blog series telling
you more about how the inside of HELLO STAGE works.
You know that we have made some
changes to how the website looks
like and you will probably have noticed that
the block with formerly "Today’s Events"
looks quite different.
You no longer get all of the concerts of today,
but instead everything which is happening near you
- depending on from where you are logging in from -
in the next couple of days.
This way your events are even more visible
for a longer period of time
to everyone from
the industry in the area.
On top, lot of music lovers
regularly check out what is happening on HELLO STAGE -
they of course are shown the
list of concerts near to them which will
result in them turning up on your concerts!
You can give them a hand by including
the link to online ticket sales when
filling in the event information (btw -
people in the classical music business
also appreciate that shortcut to their ticket..).
And of course your upcoming concerts for
the next couple of weeks remain in the media
feed on our first page -
regardless where they are taking place and from where
you have logged on. This continues the best way to be seen and get noticed.
Filling in an event looks self-explanatory on
HELLO STAGE - however, some of my
personal meetings with you made
me think I should give you a few helpful hints
to some of the boxes!
The title Concert
automatically - but please go ahead and change it to anything you like!
This can be anything from „Debut at the MET“, „Salzburg Festival“ to the name of the
piece you will be performing (…you might also like to add not only concerts, but maybe workshops or recording sessions…).
indicates the average amount of minutes a
concert will last from start to end.
This is always a welcome bit of
information for the audience and
it can be changed to whatever you like if you like…
is a wonderful function!
When you sit down to fill in your upcoming concerts,
simply add the date of when the promoter
will go public with the information.
No need to rush back to your profile filling in the event the day
of their press conference.
The publish date too allows you to use HELLO STAGE
for you forward planning.
Fill in any inquires and all concerts still
under negotiation and simply set the publish
date to something like 1.1.2023 to make sure that they don’t appear
prematurely on your profile.
If you than use the URL that we provide you with, you
can export not only existing engagements, but also
all your planning to your personal calendar on your computer.
I love this function!
As you might already have entered
the piece you are performing in the title,
a lot of you are not bothering with the repertoire
section of the event.
True - all relevant information seems
to be out there already.
But this is exactly where you can benefit
hugely from being a member of HELLO STAGE!
All repertoire filled in the Title Data
becomes searchable by Promoters, Managers, and Orchestras.
It is actually very quick -
you just drag and drop from your repertoire list provided next to it.
Of course, you will have to fill
in the relevant pieces in the repertoire section of your profile first -
but don’t worry,
you don’t have to sit down and add every single work you ever prepared before you can start with the events.
As it is the same for everybody using HELLO STAGE,
everybody knows the repertoire list
is work in progress
and you are not limited to the works already listed there!!
This is getting a little long now,
so let me tell you more about the repertoire section
and its magic next time!
Bettina Mehne manages
the relationships with Artists, Ensembles,
their Managements as well as Promoters on HELLO STAGE.
She toured Orchestras around the world,
worked for London and Germany based Managements,
took care of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
as their Artistic Manager and headed
the Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus for six seasons.
Follow Bettina on Twitter
- you can also
always reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org