All of the Make Music events around the world use a matchmaking software called Gemini to facilitate performances. Here’s a quick how-to in case you run into some confusion:
- Visit the Gemini site.
- Click “create account,” the teal button on the bottom of the page.
- Complete all the required text fields, agree to the terms and conditions, and click “sign up.”
- You should now see a screen asking if you want to register as a performer/venue and find a match, or if you want to list a pre-planned event.
Performer Seeking Venues
Performer Info After clicking on the performer button, you’ll be taken to a screen asking for your basic information. This page requires that you include a name, genre, and bio. Including the other optional information will make your profile more robust, and is strongly encouraged.
Availability The feature of the next screen is setting time availability. The scroll bar indicates the broadest range of time the artist is available to perform. This page also asks if you are open to performance requests from venues (this can be turned off once you make enough matches) and your electricty/PA needs.
Contact Once you click the “complete profile” button, you will be asked to enter the best contact information for the artist. Then, when you hit “register performer,” you will be taken to your dashboard where you can begin to browse venues (“find venues”).
Venue Seeking Performers
Venue Info After clicking on the venue button, you’ll be taken to a screen asking for your basic information. This page requires that you include a name, venue type, and what your “rain plan” will be. It also requires that you indicate if the venue is physically accessible to all performers and audience members. Including the other optional information will make your profile more robust, and is strongly encouraged.
Location On the second screen, you must select a neighborhood and enter the venue’s address, or select the “online only” button. Once you begin entering information, Google Maps will automatically take this info and create a map. If it’s correct and the pin is in the correct location, simply hit “next.” If you would like to fine-tune the location, click and drag the background of the map, not the pin, so that everything is situated correctly. You can also zoom in a variety of ways, including the +/- buttons and double-clicking on the map. If you are livestreaming your event, include the link the designated spot at the bottom of this page.
Performance Details The main feature of the next screen is setting time availability. The scroll bar indicates the broadest range of time the venue can host performers. The other aspects of this screen help a performer determine if your venue is right for them. Specifically, you are asked to indicate the preferred genre of music to be performed, whether you’re able to provide electricity/PA, if you have a piano available, and any extra notes. The final aspect of this screen is the option to stop accepting performance requests from artists (venues usually do this once they’ve made enough matches).
Contact Once you click the “complete profile” button, you will be asked to enter the best contact information for the venue. Then, when you hit “register venue,” you will be taken to your dashboard where you can begin to browse performers (“find performers”).
List My Event/Create an Event
When you have a venue and already know who is going to perform there (whether because you have planned the performance on your own or have found a match on your own), you are first taken through the Venue process listed above through the Location step. After this, you will be taken to:
Performance Time This page requires that you include your performer’s name, genre, bio, and performance time. Including any of the other optional information will make your performance profile more robust, and is strongly encouraged. Once one performance’s info is complete on this page, you are able to add more by clicking “add another performer.” If you click the add button on accident, merely click “remove” in parentheses next to the performer title.
Contact Once you click the “submit event for approval” button, you will be asked to enter the best contact information for the pre-scheduled performance. Then, when you hit “register event,” you will be given a confirmation message and told your event if being reviewed by the City Admin. After that, you will be redirected to your dashboard where you are able to browse performers or add more events of your own (as well as see any pending or confirmed performances).