I usually try to keep my posts here confined to my professional sound design work, but there is another great project that I work on called Clubstr, which has no home for my mouth at the moment.
Hello Musical World,
I work on Clubstr to make big bucks off of wasting your time. Oh wait, that, except, the opposite. I work on Clubstr because there are so many great music venues out there who deserve a professional looking free calendar for their events. As the entertainment industry evolves artists and venues have begun to look for new tools to promote their live events on their website, Myspace, and Facebook pages.
While online music sites have evolved, many venues websites have been left behind. Every music artist has a Myspace page now, but some venues don’t even have their calendars updated more than a month ahead of time.
Clubstr empowers web admins, booking agents, and artists with a free java-based widget that looks great, is easy to use, and includes embedded music for each artist right in the calendar. Fans can find shows fast and never have to leave your site.
For example, these Austin venues are already using Clubstr to promote their shows: Flipnotics, The Belmont, Hole In The Wall, Artz Rib House, B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub, Angel’s Ice House, Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe
Our most popular venue, though, is actually in Slovakia: HlavaXXII
“But we don’t have a budget for that!”
The best part is that it’s totally free for artists and venues, and we provide the same free calendar with the same functionality for use on websites or Myspace pages. (Facebook app coming soon!)
“But I don’t have time for that!”
Clubstr was created with the busy booking agent+venue owner+website admin in mind. It’s easy to add shows to the database and everywhere you use the calendar will update automatically. So you don’t have just another calendar to update, in fact you can have just ONE calendar and it will update all the other calendars. Clubstr is not Facebook or Myspace competition, but a program that integrates both of them with your current website.
Since it’s inception a year ago Clubstr has been adopted by 50 venues, 300 artists, and 800 fans. Sign up and start adding shows immediately or email me and we can talk more specifics.
Clubstr Calendar Widget Examples: http://clubstr.com/widget_example_page
Director of Artist/Venue Relations
Testimonials for the Clubstr Venue Widget and Clubstr Myspace App
“We’ll be using it going forward to make our calendar listings more useful and more informative. The more of our artists linked in with Clubstr.com the more useful the free calendar will become.” – Steve Basile, manager for B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub in Austin, TX
“Badass deal man. I just now added it on. Very cool. Thanks!” – Glenn, booking agent for The Lounge On Elm Street in Dallas
“This is great. We needed a calendar for our new site and this will work perfectly.” – Bella Guzmán, web designer for Flipnotics Coffeespace
Why is Clubstr free?
We have designed an innovative content management system that would cost thousands if it were purchased for individual implementation. But we are musicians ourselves and our goal is to promote live music and thus help artists and venues earn a living. In exchange for the free calendar, artists and venues are helping us update our database with accurate show information that adds value to our site and attracts advertisement.
How do I add shows?
Watch this video tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/cy7ob6
How do I install Clubstr on my website?
1. Login to Clubstr.com
2. Click My Venues
3. On the following page click Venue Widget
How do I install Clubstr on Myspace?
1. Login to Myspace
2. Go to http://www.myspace.com/Clubstr and click Add this App.
How do I install Clubstr on Facebook?
Our Facebook app will be ready early 2010.