If you’re a touring musician, it’s likely gigs are the lifeblood of your business. The AudioTheme Gigs module allows you to manage and share the details of those gigs: dates, times, venues, ticket pricing, tour information, and a brief description.
The Gigs → All Gigs screen provides an overview of your current and past gigs. You can even save potential gigs as drafts and publish them at a later date.
Select an individual gig to view and edit its details. The process of editing the details of a gig are essentially the same as adding a new gig. To view the elements of a gig, see Gigs → Add New.
Add New Gig
So you just booked a new gig; share the details with your fans using the Gigs → Add New screen. Oh, and congrats on the new gig!
The elements of a gig in AudioTheme include:
Is your gig part of a branded tour, showcase, or festival? Is it a special event or a benefit concert? Share that here (eg: SXSW Showcase).
What month/day/year is your gig?
What time do you take the stage?
Enter the venue where your gig is scheduled. If a venue is already in your database it will appear in a dropdown as you start typing.
Any time you add a new venue in AudioTheme, you’ll be asked to select a time zone. Time zones are represented by cities within them, so it may be necessary to search the list for the city closest to a venue. Time zones are important so time calculations can be performed and fans in other regions can subscribe to your gigs, especially for tours that span multiple states or even countries. To add or edit additional venue information, see Gigs → Venues.
Tip: Try adding venues on the “Add New Venue” screen before they’re needed when adding a gig. After you type the venue’s city, a dropdown should appear that will help auto-complete the time zone.
Enter a description of the gig to display within the list of gigs. Who’s the opening act, special guests, etc? Keep it short.
This is where you can enter a longer description or additional details.
Use the Add Media button to attach images, videos, or audio to the gig. Gig posters would be an example of potential media you might want to attach. Find out more about using the Add Media button in the WordPress Codex.
This is the module for sharing ticket information.
Does it cost money to attend your gig? Share that here so there aren’t any surprises.
- Tickets URL
If tickets can be purchased online, link it up.
Featured Image – If the author of your theme built in support for featured images, you can set those here. Find out more about setting featured images in the WordPress Codex.
When you’re done adding a gig, press the Publish button to make it available on your site. If you’re not ready to publish, or want to finish updating your gig later, press the Save Draft to privately save your progress. You can access your drafts at a later time through the Gigs → All Gigs screen.
The Gigs → Venues screen displays an overview of your venues. Think of it as a database or address book for all the venues where you have performed, will perform, or may potentially perform in the future.
Add New Venue
To add a new venue to your database, press the Add New button at the top of your screen next to the Venues title. You’ll be presented with an empty venue form to fill out.
The venue module allows you to manage the details of the venue. This information makes it easier for your fans to find out about the venue(s) where you perform.
Any time you add a new venue in AudioTheme, you’ll be asked to select a time zone. Time zones are represented by cities within them, so it may be necessary to search the list for the city closest to a venue. Time zones are important so time calculations can be performed and fans in other regions can subscribe to your gigs, especially for shows that span multiple states or even countries when touring.
The contact module allows you to privately store the contact information of the person you communicate with at the venue.
Store any relevant information about the venue in the notes module. Can’t remember the doorman’s name? Write it down here to refer to later. Maintaining a good relationship with a venue and its staff increases your chances of being invited back.
When you’re done adding a venue press the Add New Venue button to save the changes to your database.
To learn more about the Archive option, view Archive Setup.