Do you have wristbands ready?
Pack a nikko/black marker
Have spare paper ready
Have a mailing list up for your business
Have spare tickets read to go
Have your merch area ready
Have a torch/maglight-mini one
Create signs for merch/laminate to avoid spills
Have rider ready and prepped to go out to each band
or all at once.
Payment: Bands and Venue
Guard the $ with your life. Nightclubs are dark and even a
drunk can smell cold hard cash!
Either get the venue to hold it til the next week or you take it
with you. Pro’s venue should be covered with insurance for
possible theft. Negatives- who knows what could happen. OR
take the cash and drive straight home and hide it somewhere.
Story of band who left it in car, left it backstage, put it in
wrong guitar case.
Bank it. Earn the interest!
Make sure you document everything. I.e. How much you took
from the venue
Pay bands via the net. Get them to send you an invoice.
Never pay bands when they are drunk. Can claim that you
never gave it to them. Tell story of band I paid then claimed
never paid…lost $ backstage through being knobs.