Last updated: August 29, 2020
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 (or livestreamed/broadcast internationally)
- Program contains some classical or contemporary classical repertoire, or is performed on orchestral instruments
If you’re having trouble logging in, these steps usually resolve the issue:
- Go to https://livemusicproject.org/wp/wp-login.php
- On that page, sign in with your username and password
- Then do the math problem so we know you’re not a robot :)
- Next, go to https://livemusicproject.org/calendar/community/add
- You should see an event submission form and if you do, you’re golden!
If that still doesn’t work, just drop us a note. We’re here for ya!
- Online calendar: 1 week prior to performance date
- Weekend concert digest (weekly email): Mondays by 5pm for the following week
- Upcoming free concerts (monthly email, currently on hold): on the 15th of each month, by 5pm
To submit a performance…
- Create an account on the Live Music Project
- Submit a performance
- You’ll get an email when it has been reviewed and published to the calendar
- Visit your dashboard to modify your event(s)
- Include [LIVESTREAM] or [BROADCAST] at the start of your event title. Use LIVESTREAM if the event is a live performance, performed and streamed in real time. Choose BROADCAST if you’re streaming a pre-recorded concert, or re-broadcasting a previous live performance.
- For venue, choose “Livestream/broadcast”
- Select the “livestream” category option
- Time zone is always Pacific. All listings on our site are in Pacific time, so please set the date and time accordingly. (We recommend that you also mention your local start time in the event description, for clarity.)
- If you’re planning to broadcast a concert on one date, and keep the video it up for the following week, then schedule it on our calendar for the normal concert time (2 hours, for example), and add “(on-demand through DATE)” at the end of the event title, so it continues to show up on our on-demand page. For example, if the event takes place at 7pm on 9/1, schedule it on our calendar for 7pm-9pm, and add “(on-demand through 9/7/2020)” at the end of the event title. Make sure to use the actual date when your video will expire, not 9/7! :)
- Include information about where you can receive tips/donations
- Include a link or instructions to watch the livestream or broadcast online.
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
George Bluth – Concerto No. 1 for Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba Op. 14, “Yellow”
George Bluth, Jr. – The Banana Stand is Our Uncertain Future for prepared harpsichord
George 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, includes a commission/premiere, or works by women composers, make sure to check those boxes, too.
Once the event is published, it will look like this:
If you have questions or need help, please drop an email to our lead calendar editor, Soren Hamm: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Team LMP