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Cheapo Presents: Your Band Live!
IN STORE PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION
The concept behind “In Store” performances at cheapo is to create a
live musical experience for our customers as they shop and to
support local musicians by providing exposure and a chance to
promote their recordings. We want to create a fun shopping
environment and offer something different from the recorded music
that we usually play.
Chances are you have not performed in a retail setting before. Keep
in mind cheapo is a record store, not a club, a bar, an art space, a
warehouse or any other sort of venue that you may be used to
playing. Most of the customers in the store will not be here
specifically to hear you play. We will need to interact with our
customers and conduct business during your set so obviously volume is an issue.
cheapo will control the volume of the performance and we expect you to cooperate.
If you do not you will be asked to leave.
There are some styles of music that just do not work for performance
in a large retail space like cheapo. Hardcore, black metal, rap,
experimental noise, or offensive lyrical or performance content will
not work for an in-store. You will be asked to leave if you engage in
any rude or lewd language or behavior. cheapo is a business that
appeals to people of all ages; please use discretion when choosing songs.
At the Uptown store we have a large stage for either acoustic or amplified performances.
PARKING AND LOAD IN:
You can park in our lot facing Lagoon Ave and load in through the back door.
Under normal circumstances parking should not be a problem
however for unusually large vehicles such as a truck or bus please let
us know in advance. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before start
time. Upon arrival check in with the manager on duty and he or she
will open the door for you. Be advised that cheapo employees are
not responsible for helping the band load in or out.
Our current PA includes a 20-channel Allen & Heath powered mixer with a single monitor mix and 2 EV monitors. We provide 4 DI boxes,11 mics and 11 mic stands.
If you require any additional equipment you will need to provide it
yourself. No pyrotechnic displays are allowed.
cheapo will not introduce the performer. You may introduce yourself
and announce songs but if you don’t have an attentive audience,
please keep the interactive dialogue to a minimum. Sets in Uptown
begin at 5:30 and end no later than 6:30 Tuesday through Friday.
Feel free to plug your CD’s as many times as you want during your set.
When you perform at cheapo you also agree to have your
performance video taped and posted on our website for fans to view.
By playing in the store you’ll also become part of the live music
archive on cheapodiscs.com
We do prefer that you currently have CD’s on consignment with us
or that your disc be readily available through our distributors. If you
are not a consignment artist please send a preview copy of your disc
along with your application. If you are interested in consigning discs
with us please download the consignment .pdf for information. If you
agree to these simple terms we look forward to receiving your
application. Best of luck and have fun!
Direct questions to: email@example.com
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CHEAPO DISCS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE APPLICATION
Do you currently have a disc or discs on consignment with us? _________
If so please list title(s): _________________________________________
If not, do you have a disc or discs available for purchase? _____________
If so please list title(s). _________________________________________
What distributor(s) is your disc available through? ___________________
Do you play around town? __________ Where? ____________________
Do you have a web site or My Space page? _______
Please list web address: _______________________________________
Primary contact information:
Name ___________________________ Phone _____________________
E-mail ___________________________ Fax _______________________
Date you would like to do an in-store: _____________________________
Second choice: ______________________________________________
To apply please return your completed application by mail, or e-mail. For non-consignment artists please include a copy of your most recent CD. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by e-mail. All acts will be notified of their status by e-mail. Due to the number of applications received, please do not call to check on the status of your application.
Cheapo Discs In-Store contact information:
1222 University Ave firstname.lastname@example.org
St Paul, MN 55104