What's NEW at FestivalNet!
New! New Pro Member Bonus! Everyone likes a discount, right? We are happy to announce a new lodging discount! Pro Members have long enjoyed their 10% discount with Motel 6, to help offset the cost of their membership. We have also partnered with Americas Best Value Inn. Along with your Motel 6 discount, Pro Members can now get 15% off thousands of ABVI locations! Check it out here!
New! Organize your MyList into Sub Lists! You've asked for it, we've delivered! From Pro Search, Level 2 & 3 members will notice the new option by clicking the "My List" link within any event or in My Account. Adding and managing sub lists is available to Level 3 members.
New! Introducing "My Notepad"! In addition to the notes option on individual events (now called Show Notes), we've now created General Notes. Create separate notes related to anything you want! Available for Level 2 & 3 Pro members, click "My Notepad" in "My Account" to add and manage your general notes and access all your events notes! Check it out!
New! Google Maps Improved! From our event pages, maps and directions are now working more succinctly to the event's address (as listed by the event sponsor), not just the zip code location.
Level 2 Pro Members can now Search their MyList. At the top of your MyList you will now see a search box allowing you to locate certain events by key word, city, and more. Enjoy!
Festival Images now in Pro Search. Promoters, remember you can now upload individual images to accompany your listings for enhanced exposure throughout our web site. Event images now also appear in Pro Search!
A new share bar on shop home pages. In addition to the convenient share bar found with every Marketplace item, there is now a new share bar on all the shop's main pages. Just look for this share bar throughout the Marketplace to quickly post stores and individual items to social network sites like Pinterest, Facebook, G+, Twitter, and more!
Note to Seller now included in Checkout. Buyers can now type a note to sellers when they check out in the Marketplace. Let your customers know.
Finally! You can filter performer pay in Pro Search. In the Entertainment portion of Pro Search, members can now search by a pay range or find events that pay any amount. Keep in mind that many events have not entered their pay range, although they do actually pay. It is always smart to get in touch with each event to verify performer pay information.
Easier-to-Find Marketplace Categories! The Marketplace just got easier to navigate with our new user friendly categories in the sidebar! Additionally, artists will find a couple of new categories to list their items under!
New Pro Search Functions. You can now search by multiple deadline month and multiple event type in Pro Search! If you're logged in, visit Pro Search now to try it out!
Major Savings for Basic members! Add a rating on events where you have exhibited or performed and you get a $1 for each rating toward an upgrade to Pro level access! After 5 ratings you get $5 off! You can then continue to earn a buck for every show you rate, up to a whopping $15 off any Pro Level membership! Head over to Pro Search for more details!
Add a Festival Search Widget to your Website! Want to add an incredible festival and events search box to your site or blog? We have made it easier than ever for you to do this, adding great dynamic content to your site for free. Visit the festival search widget page to get started!
You can now easily rearrange your Marketplace Items. Customize the look of your FestivalNet Shop further by changing the order of your products.
Cities now listed on all state pages. We've recently added city names to all our state pages to improve search engine rank and the visitor's experience on these pages! Visit this festival search page & click your state!
Great news for Festivals! Promoters, you can now upload a photo to accompany your festival information! We are working on adding these photos throughout the website in the many pages where your events appear. Please add your photo today!
More Pics for Pro Members! You can now add lots more photos to your gallery! Level 1 comes with 15 images, Level 2 comes with 25, and a whopping 40 images is allowed with Level 3. Photos are a great way to improve your ranking on our site, so make the most of your profile and upload more images today!
New for Affiliates! We have added a couple new affiliate referral widgets. Head on over to Affiliate Tools for your personalized profile widget. There's also a new one for your shop!
New in our Marketplace! We've added a separate shop welcome message that will appear at the top of each seller's shop home page! Sellers can add a Shop Welcome message via Shop Settings. Peruse the Marketplace today to see this fresh look.
New Pro Perk in the Fest Biz Directory! Now there is a blue ribbon designation accompanying the business ads of all Pro Members in the Festival Busines Directory. These ads appear at the top of the search results, giving Pro Members the leading edge in gaining valuable exposure for their business.
Make the most of your FestivalNet Marketplace shop. Visit our new shop tips and marketing pointers page! You can access this via the help link in 'manage my shop'.
Festival Promoters are now able to reply to ratings left on their events. This new system will hopefully reduce misunderstandings that may have occurred or give the promoter an equal chance to defend or appreciate any comments left.
Hop on over to our advanced search page. Select your state and start typing a city in the city field! We think you will like this new feature.
If you are selling your CDs or MP3s in the Marketplace, visitors can now stream your music right from each item's description in your shop!
Woo Hoo! FestivalNet's database has tipped 26,000+ North American events!
We have instituted a new handmade items designation. We know how important it is that handmade producers are represented correctly so now in your Modify Profile settings you will choose this designation if you produce handmade items. Go to Modify Profile to select your designation. Read more!
Pro Members will now find a link in their My Account area called Site Stats! Your stats let you know how many hits you're getting to your FestivalNet profile, shop, gallery, songs, and more!
There's a new progress bar in your account area to let you know what else you can do to enhance your FestivalNet profile for better exposure on our website! Read more!
Pro Members - there's a new discount code for your 10% at Motel 6 Nationwide! Click the Motel 6 bonus link in your My Account area. If you're not a Pro Member yet, Go to Upgrade/Renew so you can start saving too and take advantage of these other awesome new tools!
We've added a place for subscriber comments in our newsletters! Check it out in September's editions! Also, we now offer a "Featured Festival" spot in all newsletters, fantastic new exposure for your event. Get in touch with Judith for all advertising options!
Now when you edit your FestivalNet profile, you have the option to see your changes right away by clicking 'view your changes' after submitting the modifications. To create or modify your profile, log in and click 'my account' and look for the 'modify profile' option under 'your profile.' Be sure to upload a profile image too and opt in our Fest Biz Directory for added exposure!
We now have a ton of helpful ideas and opportunities for you to promote your event! Check out our new Event Promotion page for more details.
Making things easier for you is what we're all about! Take a look at our new, cleaner, easy-to-search Newsletter Archive. Here you'll see all of our helpful newsletters listed in a tabbed view, making it easy to flip through back issues, as well as our most recent articles displayed on-page.
A new landmark! We are proud to announce we now have 750,000+ monthly visitors to the website and have a whopping 26,000+ events listed in our database.
On our "Tell a Friend" page, if you are logged in your affiliate number will auto-load in the message making earning your affiliate commission all the easier (more info on our affiliate program). In addition, your name and email will also load in the form for your convenience. Also, we now add your affiliate number to the codes on our "Link to FN" page.
There is a new area at the top of the Pro Search results page that will tell you what you entered as search criteria.
Also, in the Pro Search results, Level 2 or 3 members will see "View/Edit" in red next to "My Notes" if they have added notes on an event. Lets you easily tell which events have notes and which don't.
In Pro Search, US & Canada have been added as region options and we now offer "until full" in the deadline area.
Festivals and promoters with a paid Pro account can now add their show applications to their profile for easy access by exhibitors! Other Pro Members can add flyers or product information documents. Allowed file types are DOC and PDF. There is a new tab in "My Account" called 'My Applications' for festival/promoter members and 'My Documents' for all others.
Members, you now have an option to set your default landing page of your festivalnet URL (also known as your EPK). The landing page can be either your profile/info page, shop, blog, photos, or videos. There is a new drop down list in the modify profile screen in your "My Account" area.
New Pro Search items! You can now:
When printing the list of shows in your 'MyList', the events will now print one per page.
We added a New Newsletter
Sign up to receive our Weekly Updates Newsletter of recently added, updated or canceled events! Go to "My Account" and click "Manage Your E-lists" to sign up!
For All Pro Members
You now have the option to embed a Youtube video or upload one to your profile! To see how this works, go to "My Account" and click on the "videos" tab and click "add video". Enjoy!
New in Show Ratings
Thanks to your feedback on our "Vote for Changes" page, we've added a new item in the show rating form, a line to indicate your gross sales for that event. Please remember to rate shows you've attended, it helps everyone!
Also, if your medium is listed in your profile, that will show up in the ratings display so other people can specifically see what each rater did at the event they have rated.
We added an online chat feature! Now when you're in your "My Account" area, the join page, pro search, and other pages on the site, you will notice the "Click for Live Help" box on the bottom right hand side of the screen. If we're available to chat and if you need assistance, we look forward to chatting with you.
Pro search now has multi-select for state, month, booths allowed and music type. Use the control key to select more than one for these drop down categories!
The FestivalNet Marketplace has launched!
Check out our new videos:
Why go Pro?
How to use the Pro Search
NEW PRO MEMBER & FESTIVAL FEATURES:
"My List" & "My Notes" are now auto updated in Pro search.
You can now select multiple music types in Pro search.
Festivals can now show their profile image with their events and events are auto-added to their profile calendar!
Members can now rate changes to our website. Click here to see how.
Turn your profile into your EPK (Electronic Press Kit)! Easily send your customized profile to Festival Promoters straight from the full show details page by clicking the new "send my EPK" link next to the promoter's email address.
Musicians can now add songs to their profile!
FN partners with Artist Career Training!
Visit this page to learn all about this partnership: Exposure = Success TeleSeries; Exclusively for Festival Network Online Pro Crafter and Artist Members
Member Calendar Feature Added
Now you can add events to your personal calendar. Check out the "Add event to My Calendar" link in the Pro Search results or edit your calendar from your account area!
FN partners with Motel 6.
Now all paid members can save 10% at over 1000 Motel 6 locations nationwide! To learn more about the program, click here. If you are already a Pro Member (levels 1-3), get the discount code by clicking on "Special Bonus" in My Account.
Fest Biz Directory now links to your Community profile.
Now if you opt to be listed in our Festival Biz Directory, your listing will link back to your FN Community profile!
Profiles with photos are listed first, so be sure you upload a photo!
Export more info. Level 3 members may now export application deadline date
in addition to previously included fields.
FN Community launched!
April 2008: You can now use Canadian Zip Codes in the Zip Code Radius Search
February 2008: FESTIVALNET HAS A NEW WEBSITE!
Pro Member Features
To check out this new feature, log in and once you are at the search database, check out #4. There is an option to select recently edited shows. Basic Members and Pro Members have access to this feature! Remember, if you need tech support just let us know! 828-658-2779
Multiple Fest Biz Categories
Hey Members, want your business to appear in more than one category in the Festival Biz directory? Now you can! Log in, click 'My Account', and select up to three categories for your business.
In addition to show ratings, you can now rate the promoters. Check out the ratings box in your search results.
Paid Pro Members: Swap Links with FN!
Want your website to tap into 750,000+ unique visitors per month? Land a link on the new member's links page when you link to FN on your website.
Festivals: take advantage of free co-promotional opportunities.