Want to use the Pay Your Wage sliding-scale model for your next show? Here are a couple of things that can help.
This simple table-tent card explains the scale to your guests. Just print it out on heavy card stock, fold in half and set up at your admission table or box office:
You can also set up online advance ticket purchase for Pay Your Wage sliding scale. Here’s a screenshot of a recent show’s BrownPaperTickets.com configuration – it’s easy to set up, just enter tiers for various wage levels:
With a combination of advance tickets and sales at the door the show above averaged over $19 per attendee. There were plenty of people paying only $5, and nobody was turned away.
There’s an energy underground striving to get aloft… Sonic textures, new composed works, improvisations, experiments, interactive events, songs that stretch form and genre.
The first Muse:forward Emerging Music Salon will happen Sunday May 18 at the Waypost, at 7 pm. The event has a curated hour followed by an open format. Anyone who feels their sonic art would be better suited in an emerging-music context than in a traditional open mic or new band night is welcome to participate.
The night is called a “salon” because it isn’t just for performance. As a think-tank, Muse:forward wants to foster conversations and new collaborations in the Portland underground art-music scene.
We hope to make this a monthly event. See you there!