LMP Event Submission Guide

We want to tell the world about your concerts, recitals, and open rehearsals.  We welcome all performances that meet the following criteria:

  • Event is open to the public
  • Venue in the Puget Sound region
  • Program contains some classical or contemporary repertoire

Guide

> Submission deadlines
> To submit a performance…
> Entering program details
> Other event details
> Event preview

Submission deadlines

  • Online calendar: 1 week prior to performance date
  • Weekend concert digest (weekly email): Wednesdays by 5pm
  • Upcoming free concerts (monthly email): on the 25th of each month, by 5pm

To submit a performance…

  1. Create an account on the Live Music Project
  2. Submit a performance
  3. You’ll get an email when it has been reviewed and published to the calendar
  4. Visit your dashboard to modify your event(s)

Entering program details

Who are the soloists? What’s on the program? What is the show about? This is the meat and bones of your event, and it’s how listeners will decide whether to attend.

It’s ok to copy the text from your website, but think about editing out things like allcaps and redundant information like date and time that will appear elsewhere on our event page.

When you list the works, be as specific as possible. “Sonata” could refer to many pieces, so “Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano” is better, and “Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13” is best.

In the Program section, list the soloists, then the works, then a description:

George Bluth, harpsichord
Tobias Fünke, viola da gamba

Bluth – Concerto No. 1 for Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba Op. 14, “Yellow”
Bluth, Jr. – The Banana Stand is Our Uncertain Future for prepared harpsichord
Bluth – Quintet No. 2 for Baroque Strings, Op. 66

Throughout my years studying at Cornish College of the Arts, I have had many opportunities to experience the exploration of my music through different mediums. I have been working with the creation of music through a process of applying modern modifications to centuries-old instruments. The Banana Stand is Our Uncertain Future, for example, is exactly that. It is my most disciplined and intellectual piece yet – one that involves a detailed system of logistical chaos, which is then shaped into a sophisticated musical work. I hope you will join me for what is sure to be an arresting musical experience.

Other event details

These are the other types of information that go into an event:

Title – The name of the event. Example: “Seattle Symphony: Beethoven’s 9th” or “Federal Way Symphony presents ‘Messiah'”

Date & time – When the event takes place.

Performer – This is the individual or group performing (or presenting) the concert. For example: “Seattle Symphony”, “Hillary Hahn”, “Wayward Music Series” – or “Various artists” if the group of performers doesn’t have a formal name. Sometimes, it makes more sense to use the title of a presenter or festival, especially for certain ongoing series like the Seattle Chamber Music Society. This can make it easier to find all events in a series. It’s not always clear-cut, so feel free to ask if you’re not sure. Check the dropdown first to see if the group exists; you can create a new organizer just below the dropdown.

Venue – Choose from the dropdown, or create a new venue if needed. If you’re adding a new church or other venue that has a common name – like “First Presbyterian” – add the city as part of the name: “First Presbyterian (Bothell)”. This will make it MUCH easier to find the right venue in the dropdown list, when there are many with the same name.

Event URL – This link should be the best and most specific place to find the original information about the event. Usually, this is a page on your web site that is dedicated to this specific event. If all of your concerts on the same page, it’s ok to link to that page instead. The idea is just to make sure there is a pointer back to your website, so listeners can learn more about you and verify details like time and place.

Ticket URL – This is where listeners can go to buy tickets online. Try to find the best and most specific page for your event’s tickets, instead of the general ticket site home page. It’ll make things a LOT easier for listeners if you can direct them straight to the ticket page they need.

DO use: brownpapertickets.com/event/12345
DON’T use: www.brownpapertickets.com

Event type – Is this a concert? A student recital? A gala? Choose the one that fits best. Don’t worry about covering all the bases.

Price – This can be a single number or a range. Examples: “$15” OR “$15-$35 (youth under 18 free)” OR “$20 suggested donation”.

Genre/categories – What it sounds like. Pick all genres that apply and add any solo/featured instruments. If the concert is free, make sure to check that box, too.

Event preview

Once the event is published, it will look like this:

Bluth Banana Stand

If you have questions or need help, drop an email to shaya@livemusicproject.org. Happy eventing!

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