Music venues will always have their place in the industry. In 2014, roughly 173,300 people were working as paid musicians, and paid musicians will always need venues to play their gigs. If you’re thinking about running a music venue, there are a few common mistakes you should know about and avoid at all costs. You can run a successful venue and put on plenty of great shows as long as you know what you’re doing. Here are the music venue mistakes you should never make.
The easiest way to ruin a night is to let too many people into your music venue. Say you’re hosting a popular show and have a significant number of people wanting to come in; while that could mean extra business, you may have to sacrifice that business for the good of the show, the attendees’ comfort, and even everyone’s safety. Having too many people at a show is not only annoying but it’s also extremely dangerous. You should determine the absolute maximum number of people you can have inside and then make no exceptions during the musical performance.
Poor Sound Insulation and Not Using Acoustical Accent Clouds
You could have the largest and coolest music venue in the state but if you didn’t consider soundproofing the place, the music is going to sound bad. Acoustical accent clouds are extremely important for any venue that puts on musical performances. You should also look into using sound insulation panels along the walls of your venue as well as acoustic ceiling products to ensure a high quality sound throughout the venue. Contact ArmCom today if you’re in need of acoustical accent clouds, sound wall panels, or acoustic wall covering for your music venue.
Ignoring Safety Precautions
Perhaps the most important aspect to consider in regards to running a music venue is keeping everyone safe. In addition to making sure there are the correct number of guests at all times and never exceeding that, you should also make sure that you are following all the other safety precautions. Make sure all the equipment is safe and secure, the lighting is working properly, there are no fire safety issues, and double check every inch of the venue before putting on any musical performance.
Running a music venue can be stressful, but if you’re careful and have all the right soundproofing, it’ll be much easier and you’ll love it.