The first thing that you need to consider when you are choosing a music venue is the capacity. The bookers are always interested knowing your draw and they will also want to know your history. If you do not have history in the area you are planning to perform, then your draw will be much less and you need to promote your music concert in a much clever manner. On the other hand, if you have enough experience in the local area, your chances of having many bookers in your music performance are high. Therefore the best thing to do is to perform in an area of your interest regularly to increase your number of bookers.
Secondly, you need to check on the age when you are choosing a music venue. If your target audience are found on the social media, you need not to play music meant for adults only. You cannot perform the songs that you perform in the bars at a venue attended by teens and children. You will lose the respect from parents and even some of you loyal fans if you play inappropriate music at the wrong venue. The amount of money you expect from your live performance also depend on the venue that you choose. The music concert attended by many adults tend to earn much money as compared to the kids’ concert.
Thirdly, it is also important to consider the payment when choosing a music venue. One thing you need to know is that bookers normally offer some form of percentage at the door when the booking is done directly. This is normally for the bands that is upcoming and are not well grounded in the music industry. If your band can pull a large crowd consistently, then the chances of getting better deals are higher. But if you also have strong negotiation skills, you can also land a better deal as well. It is important to choose a venue that offers a fair deal and it is your responsibility to compare the deals of different venue and choose the one that is good for your band.
The fourth factor that can help a musician to choose the right music venue is the promotion. There need to be a clear communication between the band and the venue about the promotion of the music concert. As a musician, you need to sit down with the management of the venue and agree who should shoulder the responsibility of promoting the music show. In most cases, the venue will do very little to promote your music show. There are some venues that normally take full responsibility to promote a music concert in every platforms available and that is the kind of venue you should choose. Therefore, before striking a deal with a venue, you need to find out if they do promotion and if yes, dig deeper to find out the kind of promo they do and how they do it.
Lastly, sound is another factor that you should not overlook while choosing a venue for your music show. You need to know that in order to have a successful music concert, you need an experienced and qualified sound engineer. You can have the best band in the world but if the speakers produce horrible sounds, it will be useless because the audience will just have a bad experience and they might not come in your next show.