How It Works
Live music, delivered to your door!
HOW IT WORKS
Live music, delivered to your door!
HOW IT WORKS

Musicians!

to start getting house concert and venue gigs.

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Start getting gigs through your Facebook page!

How it Works

Hear It Local lets you bring live music to any party

1. Browse artist profiles 1. Browse artist profiles
and find the perfect match

2. Make a booking offer
Decide if you want to pay direct or crowd-fund the event

3. Invite guests!
Send a special link or create a Facebook event and invite friends.

Useful Stuff to Know

How does the booking process work?

  1. Start by searching musician profiles by genre, popularity, and price to find perfect fit for your upcoming event. Select "Book Now" when you find the winner.
  2. We'll walk you through all of the logistics (this includes deciding whether you want to pay direct or crowd-fund the event through friends).
  3. The artist will have 48 hours to accept, decline, or make a counter offer.
  4. Once the artist has approved a booking offer, you'll have 48 hours to respond.
  5. We'll help you invite friends via Facebook / twitter / email

How much do Bands typically charge for events?

Booking fees vary. Musicians list their typical fees for different kinds of events in their profile. You can make a booking offer based on your budget. Fees typically range anywhere from $50 to $500 for house concerts and private events. Crowd-funding a house concert is a very affordable way to enjoy live music with friends (typically $5-$20 per guest).

What does Hear It Local charge me – the event organizer?

Hear It Local does not charge the event host any additional fees.

If you pay for the event directly, you just pay the booking fee that's negotiated between you and the musician. If you crowd-fund the event, each guest will be charged a nominal fee of $0.50 (in addition to the minimum fee that you set) to cover our credit card processing fees.

What are the cancellation policies for host-paid events?

–Artist cancels more than 7 days prior to the event. No fee will be charged.

–Artist cancels within 7 days of the event. No fee will be charged. Hear It Local reserves the right to issue the artist Strike 1, and the artist faces possible suspension or termination of Membership. Host may post feedback.

–Host cancels more than 7 days prior to the event. No fee will be charged. Host cannot post feedback.

–Host cancels within 7 days of the event. A partial refund will be provided. An artist reimbursement fee will be allocated to the artist, which represents 10% of the booking fee. Additionally, the host forfeits a 10% transaction fee, which goes to cover Hear It Local's processing fees. The remaining 80% of the booking fee is refunded to the host.

See our Terms Of Use for a comprehensive list of cancellation policies

What are the cancellation policies for crowd-funded events?

–Artist cancels more than 7 days prior. No fee will be charged.

–Artist cancels within 7 days of the event. No fee will be charged. Hear It Local reserves the right to issue the artist Strike 1, and the artist faces possible suspension or termination of Membership. Host may post feedback.

–Host cancellation more than 7 days prior to the event. No fee will be charged. Host cannot post feedback.

–Host cancellation within 7 days of the event. A partial refund will be provided. An artist reimbursement fee will be allocated to the artist, which represents 10% of the booking fee. Additionally, the host forfeits a 10% transaction fee, which goes to cover Hear It Local's processing fees. The remaining 80% of the booking fee is refunded to the host.

What are house concerts?

House concerts are live music concerts held in your home, backyard, or anywhere at all! They can range in size from anywhere to 5 people on up. House concerts can take the form of a typical concert, where the guests are there to listen to the performance, or they can take a form similar to a private event, where the live music is a part of the party experience, but doesn't take center stage. House concerts are an amazing way to bring friends together and to listen to the music of the artists that you love in a more intimate setting. We believe that house concerts are the key to powering a sustainable independent music economy.

Why would a Fan want to host a house concert?

House concerts rock! Fans get:

  • An intimate, personal, participatory live music experience surrounded by friends from the comfort of their own home
  • Connection to the musician – you get to know them as a person, not just as an act on stage
  • To impress your friends! Not only do you know about the best music, you get the musicians to play live at your house. How cool are you?!
  • To see live music from the comfort of your own home – music venues are often loud, smoky, you're not necessarily with the people you want to be with, and pay for expensive drinks.

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