Now THAT was a lot of fun!
|Pre-Show set up|
I had done a Concert Window Show with my trio, S.E.A (Erin Mae Lewis and Amber Rogers) last month, but this week was the first one I did as a solo, and it was a blast.
Lots of folks tuned in from several different time zones and were very active in posting while I played and sang Gratitude-Themed songs and tunes.
While preparing for the show was very much like any other concert, choosing the tunes, designing the Set List, deciding which instrument would play which tune, doing the publicity and reminders about the show, making postcards for my local classes and friends; the real difference is after the show. Connecting with the people joined in, those who had comments during the show or who left comments afterwards. Those who chose tips which need rewards sent to them.
All of this is the connection that is sometimes missing after a live concert when I have to pack up my gear and drive back home.
Some of my friends ask if I think the 70/30% split with Concert Window is a fair one. My answer: yes.
Not only is the interface and the publicity and the accounting and the follow-up quite intuitive, the quality of the video and sound is higher than some other platforms, AND there is a highlight video created immediately, AND I am able to save an archival copy of the show, provided I make no commercial use of it. Furthermore, this is a better percentage in favor of the artist that other platforms that I’ve used in the past. Finally, your tips and tickets and support was deposited into my bank within 4 days.
Here is the highlight video from the concert:
Ungrateful to These Teachers is the first concert performance of this tune, inspired by a poem by Kahlil Gibran.
The next one will be an ADVENT-themed show with tunes from my first all-instrumental recording, Hark, the Glad Sound! so mark your calendar!