How to join

We are currently not accepting applications.

Application process and set up

  1. Complete the screening application form We'll ask for the same details you see on any performer's profile, which will be used to populate your website profile page if you join. Note - the link is hosted by e-commerce accountants, our accountants who have kindly hosted our form!

  2. We'll review the videos you submit and will get in touch in 1-5 working days to invite you to our vetting interview / sound check Here we'll check your sound set up (i.e. ask you to perform a song or portion of a song) and help you optimise your settings in zoom. We'll have a chat to check you are comfortable with hosting private concerts, and answer any questions you might have.

  3. We'll then provide you a login for our booking software. You sync your calendar, set your booking rules, and confirm you are happy with your website profile.

  4. Go live! You're profile is then live and you can be booked. After the trial period (see below), we will add your profile to the main website.

Costs

The platform is free for you to use, and fulfils the following purposes:

  • Get booked for gigs

  • Diary management / calendar software with two-way sync

  • Handles communication, reminders, feedback

  • Let's you receive tips and reviews

  • Provides a search engine optimised page for your profile you can share freely

Payment

You keep 80% of any gig fees paid and 100% of any tips paid. We make payment direct to your account in your local currency on a weekly basis.

Tax implications: The income you receive from Lockdown Presents is income that is not taxed at source. You will need to declare it on your tax return.

Trial period

We are interested in ensuring that the musicians on Lockdown Presents meet a certain high standard, partly because this is core to what we do: connecting people with trusted, vetted, professional musicians, and partly because there is a cost we bear for each musician we have on the platform.

During your first month you will be bookable for people who visit your profile directly, i.e. those visitors you have driven to your profile page on the site yourself.

The reason for this is so that existing performers who have already been vetted and have demonstrated that they can deliver a great concert continue to enjoy whatever organic traffic we can generate.

During the trial period, this means that the bookings you will receive be those through your network based on your own marketing activities. This ensures that existing site visitors will see only vetted and gig experienced musicians.

Assuming you are able to perform at least three gigs during your trial period, with no negative feedback and at least one positive bit of feedback, and that you enjoyed it, you will become a full member. During the trial period payment terms are the same as anyone else.