How to Open a Music Venue – Part 2

The second part of our blog into how to open and run a successful music venue continues with the operational details that will need to be addressed. In the first part of this blog we touched upon taking sound financial advice and finding the correct location. Now we look at the mechanics of making the venue operational and suitable to hosting live music and delivering all the amenities that a music crowd expect. This includes the décor, PA System, lighting, security, bar and hospitality management etc. Decor You probably have an idea of the theme you wish for your live music venue and this should marry with the type of...

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How to Open a Music Venue – Part 1

Running a live music venue can be a dream for many musicians or people that love live music, but the reality is it is just like running any business, preparation and planning is the key to taking the acorn of an idea into a successful oak tree of a business. The real truth of running a live music venue is that while it can be a really rewarding venture, it takes a great deal of effort and hard work to make it successful. Sometimes it literally is a 24-hour job, which blurs the lines between social life and work. Many people, despite the tough lifestyle, decide to have a career...

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