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Artists, Craftspeople, Musicians, Festivals, & Others that exhibit, perform or work in the music, art, craft, festival biz and special events industry, will find these past Newsletters of interest.

Years 2012-2018. To access a back issue, click the Newsletter title. Use the search box above to find a topic in all years.

Latest Newsletters - Promoters | Food Vendors | Musicians | Artists & Crafters

Promoters News:

5 Ways to Beef-up a Wimpy Web Presence
By Marisa Morgan

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Listing your event with FestivalNet is a great first step. We receive over 1,000,000 monthly visitors and over 50 million page views. Now, that's a lot of exposure. But wait, there’s more!

Your Profile
For exposure beyond your listing, be sure to complete your FestivalNet Community profile. It's great for your website's SEO and allows our members (and visitors) to learn more about your business. You can also include your profile in our Festival Biz Directory. You'll need to opt-in to this. Go to Modify Profile to get started.

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Food Vendors News:

Seven Toxic Words To Train Yourself And Your Food Staff To Avoid
By Richard Myrick for Mobile-cuisine.com

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There are approximately 600,000 words in the English language, but not all words are created equal. Even some which are commonly used or well-intentioned, can hurt to the point of being toxic. Toxic words can inflame emotions, impact how you're perceived, and hurt communication in your food truck.

Food Vendor News

As a business owner, you want to use words that build rapport. You want your staff to speak to co-workers and customers respectfully. Even when offering needed criticism, you can do it positively.
  • Can't. For example, "We can't do that", "I can't authorize that" or "Our customers can't understand this menu description". Such harsh statements should not be used and are rarely useful.

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Musicians News:

On The Road: 5 Tips To Help Your Band Travel Light When On Tour
By Emma Sturgis for musicthinktank.com

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Getting your band's name out there is not simple. One thing you might have to do is plan tours and commit to being on the road. One of the hardest things about being on the road is carrying a heavy load but you actually do not have to. The following are five tips for traveling light.

Light on Clothes

One thing you can do is stop traveling with all those outfits. All you really need is a pair of pants and a few shirts. You just have to make sure you wash your items every so often to make sure your clothes are clean by the time you are on stage again.

Localize Needs

Some people travel with shampoos or grooming devices to achieve the look they want. You do not have to since most hotels already come with shampoos and soaps. You can also buy these in local stores if needed. Those with grooming needs should simply visit a barber from time to time.

Use Movers

Part of what makes traveling as a band hard is all your equipment, which can be pretty heavy. The good news is that you do not have to lug these things around if you hire professional movers. These guys should handle your stuff carefully, and you can even insure your equipment just in case. Those with multiple stops can create a moving plan to get your stuff where it needs to be on time.

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Artists & Crafters News:

3 Creative Ways to Promote Your Art at Fairs and Festivals
By Niki Hilsabeck in Empty Easel

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Summer art festivals and art fairs provide great opportunities for artists. And, while these big events mean more potential customers, they also come with a challenge: how do you make your artwork stand out amongst all the rest?

The following ideas are fun, creative ways to add a personal touch to your art display—I use them all the time myself, and hopefully they'll prove successful for you as well!

Art Tags

1. Handcrafted price tags

I've mentioned before that if you're selling your artwork at an event, everything should be clearly labeled with a title, medium, size, and price, so that your entire art booth is customer-friendly. I would also caution against hand-written price tags.

That doesn't mean your pricing labels can't be personalized! One way I've found to add a unique touch to my labels is to cut up old acrylic or watercolor paintings (done on paper) and use the colorful pieces as backgrounds for my price labels. I type my price labels so they're still professional-looking and uniform, and use strong tape as an adhesive so I can replace the price tags when prices change.

If you want a sturdier label, you can add a layer of foam board under the background color. You can also use larger pieces of your cut-up works as backdrops for small signs and informational materials.

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