StageIt - Get Started
"The Revolution "Will"
The Medicine Show's Rob Ellen, Internetradio.co.uk boss Brendan Dowd & The Global Village Coffee Shop owner Mark Monahan have formed a co-operative to create a Global Village Community Centre, to help independently minded Musicians gain access to airplay across a spectrum of platforms, sell their product as we do while reaching a world wide audience in the process, both in traditional audio Radio Broadcast and by innovative pay for play Video Broadcast available to all. We are now Stageit.com's European Representatives.
The first stage of our plan is complete, we have affiliated with LA based innovators stageit.com to bring you the opportunity to make money video-casting directly from your computer to your fans friends and family, when ever you want, and where ever you and they are.
By clicking the get started button above, you can now Video-cast a show where every there is broadband and earn money for your self, and stageit.com will cut us in on their percentage of the deal, 60% the artist and we get a 5% introduction cut for a limited time in gratitude for our introduction to this wonderful acquaint. As part of the service we all will help you get started and Medicine Music will help you get an audience and it won't cost you a penny, in fact you'll be surprised just how well you can do out of doing a stageit.com show, it only takes a few moments to acquaint yourself with the very simple interface posting that first show and telling you mailing list fans and friends when and where, these days it can all be done at the drop of a hat (or the drop of a face book invite).
If you already have the ability to video Skype, you can video-cast a basic stageit.com show, whether your on the road and have a day off and wish to earn some money maybe pay that cursed unexpected hotel bill, if that cursed hotel has broadband you now can. Or if you are home and wish to do a show without leaving your house or video-cast that residency at your favourite venue maybe that special album launch to your world wide fan bass, its all possible, and we've already done it with our already affiliated artists, we can show you how.
We can all now make a bit of money together and share some more shows together thanks to this fantastic platform, with some imagination and creative thinking we have friends doing regularly TV Show as we do from The Coffee Shop every Monday.
If you're an artist, then you're going to love StageIt's ability to let you interact with your fans LIVE at anytime and from anywhere. It doesn't matter if you have millions of fans or just a few, you now have an online stage where you can showcase your talents to the world and make money!
Stageit isn't necessarily about broadcasting concerts online. It's also about sharing the amazing moments that happen in between. Did a friend drop by to jam? Stageit. Got a new tune you're working on? Stageit. Getting ready to go on stage? Stageit.
How to make money
The site is set up to encourage users to pay for a ticket to see your show, they can pay what they like but they have to pay something (1 cent min or you can set what they pay), and then in that very American way the site encourages them tip you the artist as a very tangible form of their appreciation and offers a very prominent tip jar on the video and tipper chart so fans can tip for songs they like and tip for requests they ask for in the communal chat frame, giving you the opportunity to offer and spot prizes to the top tippers too IE the new album signed etc etc the album signed by the artist your about to go on stage with (Maybe they would like to drop by your dressing room of house and join in the fun your imagination is the limit. Stageit also offers a direct interface to your on line store at Itunes and Amazon, so you can plug your cd's and encourage sales directly from your show like any other I've show.
Perfecting the Art
Once you've joined up I advice have a look at some other show, to see how other people are doing it and particularly join us for a Monday Medicine Show at the Coffee Shop Sessions. We video-cast every week to bring The now global Village Coffee Shop shows to a world audience, while demonstrating what can be achieved audio/tele-visually with minimal outlay. Mark will advice on all technical aspects and Stageit.com provide stageit helpers to get you started and sound checked for the first few shows, I will advice on how to use your social networks and stageit's compatibly with twitter and face book best to build your audience. Stageit also has a really cool social networking ability of its own, where you can thanks those who viewed your show and encourage them to follow you on stageit and then alert your followers of up coming shows, I will also utilise my extensive online networks of to help you gain your stageit audience.
So its free and its ready to go, join up now and join the revolution. and we can schedule your first show and have some fun making music and money.
How to Join
Before you read on...
Click the "get started" button (left) and fill in your details in the StageIt window (below),
you will then be directed to the stageit front page then look for our next show on stageit.com , then look for the follow me button and click that, and I'll be alerted and send you a welcome and supervise your accreditation, if you wish get your ticket for the next medicine show then pay what you like (min 1 stageit note = 1 cent) but this will give you an insight into what your fans will have to do to view your show. The options for how to buy stageit notes are then displayed, you will need a credit card though! There are plans to add pay pall and debit card access in process, if you have any difficulties we can transfer some notes to get you started.
Have a look at the interface this is the player your fans will see, (it go's full screen) you will see the player complete with show time and buy a ticket button, face book and twitter links, tip jar and chat frame you will also see a become an artist tab on the task bar, click that before you start to explore and a stageit helpers will verify you and, alert you when you can post your shows and offer help to get started. Once your verified as an artist please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work together to get you an audience for your first stageit show.