Make Small Venue Live Events Viable Post COVID-19

by Remade Guitars in Dolgellau, Wales, United Kingdom

Make Small Venue Live Events Viable Post COVID-19

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This project will only be funded if at least £8,500 is pledged by 15th July 2020 at 11:35am

Combining small venue live events with a live streaming solution to improve their viability in a reduced capacity post COVID-19 environment.

by Remade Guitars in Dolgellau, Wales, United Kingdom

I've enjoyed going to live music in small venues for the past 4 decades. More recently I've been lucky enough to work as a live sound engineer in some of these venues but more and more of them are closing and COVID-19 and its current period of enforced closure followed by a likely further period of vastly reduced capacity  will close many more. 

I believe that one solution is for small venues to offer a combination of live events and simultaneous live streaming. This will effectively increase the capacity of these venues making them more financially viable and giving the local artists they most often support a much wider potential audience all without losing that special buzz of a live event with a live audience. The money raised here and through grant applications will be used to purchase equipment to provide a high quality live stream setup so that live events, with a live audience held at a small venue can be live streamed, through a pay wall if required, live into peoples homes. Funding this way through grants and crowd funding means that with no loans to service I will be able to charge venues the same price for this live streamed service as I would for my services as just a live sound engineer. After the first year there will need to be a slight increase to cover replacement costs. 

In addition to my live sound work I am also a guitar technician and course tutor with a retail outlet in beautiful Snowdonia, North Wales. All of my employment is currently on hold so this period of enforced hiatus in the industry means that I have time to up-skill and be ready to go as soon as venues, performers and audiences are able and comfortable to return to live music and other events.

 If you fund this project you will be helping to create a model that will give small venues, even with vastly reduced capacity a chance to survive. Not only that though, it will also help reduce the carbon footprint of live performances and make them more accessible to everyone regardless of their geographical location, physical or mental disability, childcare situation or family and work commitments. 

Rewards

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Learn to live stream

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with half a days training on 'How To Live Stream Your Event' for you and a mate. Training runs from our base in Dolgellau and does not include travel or accommodation. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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Our eternal thanks.

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. If the project goes ahead we'll also add your name, if you want, to a Thank You banner that will be displayed at all the live events we support.

£25 or more

T-Shirt

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a limited edition black T-Shirt with our logo front and centre PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£250 or more

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Training and a live streamed gig for your band

A full days training on streaming a live gig, culminating in a live, streamed performance of you or your band lasting up to 90 minutes. Either from our base in Dolgellau (travel and accommodation not included) or if you're happy to pay my travel and accommodation, I'll come to you anywhere in the UK .

Let's make 'Make Small Venue Live Events Viable Post COVID-19' happen

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