Booking Info for Ri'chard's Café
Ri'chard's Café offers songwriter/performers an opportunity to showcase their original music with a set that lasts from 45 minutes to an hour. Because of the set length, we receive requests from many artists which results in the musical bar and criteria to be quite high. Before requesting a performance, we must be able to access your music website and listen to your material. It is advisable that you listen to other performers who are already scheduled to make certain that your abilities match or exceed theirs. Many of our performers are recommended by music industry executives.
Important! <> Ri'chard's Café only allows original music - absolutely no cover tunes are permitted. By accepting any booking, you acknowledge that it is up to you, the artist, to obtain any permissions from co-writers or publishers who hold any rights to your songs prior to performing them.
We will perform the following when we review your
We will listen to songs for quality and fit - at least three songs must be posted on your website
We will look to see what other bookings you may have
If you have a Myspace music page, we will look at number of friends, song plays and page visits as indicators of artist's maturity and fan base
We will not read blogs, but may glance at comments from fans
We care about your image, not your physical beauty - web spaces can lie, but we likely will be able to tell if you will fit a family venue
We love touring artists, but most don't bring any local fans . So, if you're from outside of the Nashville area, your recordings and club dates will have to be exceptional
get many referrals from music business professionals and try to honor those
Important! <>Ri'chard's Café only allows original music and no tracks or electronic drums. Ri'chard's is a unique, upbeat dining room and music venue; the music volume must be mild to fit the room and the set list should include mostly mid/up-tempo fun tunes to echo the mood. Backing instruments are welcome but excessive equipment set up/take down time can adversely affect the mood.
If you do not receive an immediate reply please do not be discouraged; we receive many requests.
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