How it works
Once your show is booked, the local team will find a great venue and work on filling the room with an attentive audience. Three-quarters of Sofar employees are performers too—here’s some insight on what to expect from those that have seen both sides of a Sofar show.
You’ll have a 20-25 minute set of about 4-5 songs to showcase your sound and style. From living rooms to museums, the venues are usually best suited for an unplugged setup.
Sofar audiences arrive ready to listen quietly to great new talent. It’s the perfect place to try out new material or experiment with something different.
In order to make sure Sofar has all of your info, you’ll need to fill out the forms in your confirmation and advance emails.
The local teams are just an email away and will be in touch before the show. If you need to reach the other performers (say, to share equipment), they can help with that too.
When you arrive, your artist liaison will help with your gear and talk you through the night. Let the MC know if you want them to mention anything in particular when introducing you.
You’ll have a spot for merch, and you keep 100% of what you make. Any downtime is an opportunity to chat with fans, sell your wares and collect email list signups.
The audience is there to learn about you as well as listen to your music. If you’d like, feel free to share some of your story, too.
Your set is a great time to mention your socials and upcoming shows. Your social handles will be listed somewhere for easy snapshotting, too.
Each show has three acts (with no headliners), usually of varied genres. With breaks in between each set, you’ll have plenty of time to connect with your fellow performers.
You'll receive info about your payment from the local team, which will be paid to you within 14 business days.
If there was a photographer at your show, the local team will send the photos to you when they’re ready.
Feel free to submit an application for another show in the same city or in one of our hundreds of cities worldwide.