Artists FAQs

Do Artists get paid?

💸 Yes! We pay all artists for performing. We believe in fairness and the right to be both recognized and (financially) rewarded for your work.

How much do Artists get paid?

💰 Every artist receives a minimum paid the same flat fee, $400. We compare that to a fee for a support slot at a club show or house party and try to be equal or higher wherever possible. Some artists headlining a show are paid more.

How can I perform at a show?

🎤 If you’re interested in performing, we’d love to hear from you! You signup here; then, once our team verifies your account, you’ll start getting offers to perform.

How do I check the status of my application?

⏰ You can check your status in Your Dashboard. If it's in review, we mark it as 'pending.' Check out our active cities to find out where we're currently accepting applications. If we're not in your town yet, you can still apply! We're growing this thing as fast as we can 🙂

How do you decide who gets approved?

✅ Our artist-support team reviews applications. Please try to include a live video of you performing your music in a stripped-back setup — as most events are also stripped-back. If you do, it helps our team envision how your set will work at a real WithOthers show.

Does it have to be music?

💃 Definitely not! We want each show lineup to feature performers that vary in genre and sound. Some of our favorite performances have been spoken word, poetry, and even dance. We consider any and all applicable performance styles.

What does a “stripped-back” set mean?

🔈 Our event venues are best suited for more intimate experiences. WithOthers provides limited audio equipment, but instruments + amps are on you. If you plan to use drums, please plan to bring a stripped-back kit (i.e. cocktail kit) or other reduced percussion.

You can expect WithOthers to provide the items below at every show:

  • 2x PA speakers + stands
  • 10-channel mixer
  • 3x vocal mics + stands
  • 1x instrument mic + stand
  • Associated cabling for items listed above
  • 1x audio engineer to advance the event and run sound on the night
How should I prepare for my set?

👩‍🎤 We’ll send you a few emails in advance of your show with all of the advancing details you’ll need, including location, load-in times, and other info. We'll also connect you to your w/Crew for the night, who can help with any questions you have.

Be prepared to perform 4-5 songs for 20-25 minutes. The most successful performances usually also include:

  • Be personal, be human. This event is about the cause and the work. But it's also about you and your music. Don't be afraid to give audiences the stories behind your songs and what they mean to you.
  • Audience participation: Get them singing, get them clapping. There are no sidelines at a WithOthers show, and everyone is ready to join in.
  • A cover song: Performing a reinterpretation of a song the audience already knows and loves will help warm them up to your set extra quickly.
  • It's going to feel a little weird at first: Ever had 200 people sat silently watching you play? Yeah, it sounds odd. Trust us; you're going to love it. Everyone in that audience wants you to do great, and you will. So there's no need to be nervous, but if you feel those butterflies a little, it's normal.

Most of all, remember to have fun! WithOthers shows are a safe space for people to come together and enjoy the feeling of real community.

Will my performance be filmed?

📸 While we don't typically record performances, we do photograph them. There is a professional Photographer at every show to capture your performance. You'll get access to the photos afterward via Event Management.

Can I play more than once?

🎸 Totally! In fact, it's encouraged. As long as you've set yourself as available in your schedule, you can continue to expect new offers to perform.

Can I sell my merch?

👕 Absolutely! You keep 100% of what you make. Our Crew can help you set up. Make sure to let the MC know what you want them to mention when they introduce you.

When will I find out the location of my show?

🗺 Go to Event Management. All the details you need are there. We will add more information as it gets closer to your Event Date.

We’ll also send you a message to kick off Event Advancing. Keep an eye out; this will come 7 days out from the Event Date at the latest. This is when we connect you to your Crew for the show to get you all sorted with equipment setup.

When will I get paid?

💵 We’ll email you within 48 hours of your performance for you to claim your payment. We process payments through Stripe.

What happens if I need to cancel my show?

❌ Life happens sometimes, and you need to cancel. We hope this doesn't happen, but if it does, please do so in your event dashboard as soon as possible, so it doesn't jeopardize the event. Regular cancellations will mean you’re less likely to receive offers in the future.

How do I Request an Event?

Headline Artists are able to Request Events.

How do I become a Headline Artist?

Headline Artists are identified by WithOthers based on a number of factors. We will notify you if you have been selected.