Concert Window making money for Traditional Musicians

Concert Window seems to be making money for traditional artists.  We have been following it for a while and generally like to report on anything that can make money for our members.  It still suffers from the one problem that is reducing its impact on this side of the water which is time zone scheduling.  Trying to keep the concerts at a time that meets the needs of US and Irish/UK members is not easy and it really needs Irish artists to start scheduling concerts in order to solve this problem.  Most of the concerts are on at 12 midnight or 1 or 2 am which is far too late. I am sure this will be solved as more artists take it up.  Enda Seery had scheduled a concert a few weeks ago but had to cancel due to insufficient broadband width so check out the technical side of things before you sign up.  I think it would be a great way to launch an album online as a lot of support could be gathered around that. 

According to Concert Window news releases "Last night Máirtín de Cógáin a proud Cork man, now living up in Minnesota, USA did a concert.  He is an old-style storyteller and well loved around the world for his songs, bodhrán playing, and infectious personality. As he is spending some time at home with his wife and new baby son, Máirtín decided to do a Concert Window webshow from his living room to connect with his friends and fans all around the world. There were 58 tickets sold on a “pay what you want” basis at an average price of $11.12. The tips were flying in. At one point there was a series of eight tips in a row! Thanks to everyone’s support, Mairtin made $527.40 for the webshow. Máirtín sang a number of his best known songs and even asked for requests on Facebook before the show. The interactivity of the show made it a memorable night for everyone. "

Previously for Dan Isaacson "12 people bought pay-what-you-want tickets at an average of $12.44 and there were 9 tips given during the show. Altogether Dan made $119.63 for the half-hour webshow.  For Riverdance fiddle player Patrick Mangan viewers bought 22 tickets and gave 27 tips. The average price for pay-what-you-want tickets was $13.52 and Patrick earned $231.80 for the half-hour webshow.  For Detroit-born flute player Sean Gavin 30 people bought tickets, at an average of $10.87 on a pay-what-you-want basis, and 30 tips were contributed. Overall Sean made $342.53 from the half-hour webshow. Dylan Foley  sold 17 tickets at an average of $11.94 each. During the show he received 12 tips. Dylan earned $185.21 for his half-hour webshow.

In overall terms it would appear that artists here could probably make something between €200 and €500+ a show.  If the show was offering something new such as an album launch or a gig from a festival, outer space, your grannies kitchen or whatever it could be interesting.   Make sure your granny has a good broadband connection before you attempt this.   I think some Irish artists here would have greater numbers logging on so possibly more financial support would come your way. Finally get yourself a decent mic. Concert Window suggest the following Snowflake.
For those on the Irish/UK side of the water John Whelan is on today at 5pm EDT or 10pm GMT which is a reasonable hour. Check him out. Here is the link to the site.

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