Hello SmallsLIVE Musicians:
Thanks to everyone on this email list for registering.  I hope all of you have been able to get into the new website and have a password, etc.  If you're still having a problem please hit me back.
A few things -
1) Please start reviewing your content.  It's really important that you "tag" the musicians who are on your gigs.  If you see a show where you were on the gig but were not tagged let me know or better yet, hit up the leader of the gig.  Anyone that's the "leader" can tag other musician on the show.  FYI - anyone can be tagged as a "leader" and a show can be all "leaders" if it's a collective thing.
If you are not tagged on the show then you will not receive the royalties for that show - if you want to get paid then please make sure you're tagged.
Also - if you have shows coming up, please go ahead and put your musicians on the show.  It's super-easy.  If you have any problems, let me know.  There may be cases where a musician is not yet in the database - if this happens let me know and I'll add them.
Also, if you haven't already (most of you have), please read over the legal agreement.  This is not some kind of binding contract - it's an agreement between Smalls and you and was written by musicians to clarify our relationship.  Take the time to read it, you'll find it very fair and it explains the payout of royalties.
If you have any problems, discover bugs or anything, hit me back ASAP.  We're working hard to work out all of the kinks.
Below is the instructions for using the artist dashboard.
All Artists that perform at Smalls will have access to their Artist Dashboard.  It is from this part of the site that Artists will be able to access their public profiles (bios, photos) as well as their shows.   Artist tagged, as “leaders” will have the right to download those shows for their personal use as well as edit (tag) who was on a show and to give other artists “leader” status for those gigs.
Dashboard –
This page gives you information about how much attention your media has gotten for the current month in both “minutes” and “plays”.  It is the “minutes” that determines your payout ratio at the end of a pay period.  It also shows you your “most viewed events (video)” and “most listened to events (audio)”.   It will also show you any upcoming events that have you tagged on it.  If you are the “leader” than you can edit the event.
Metrics –
This page gives you information performance information on your media as well as the entire Archive as a whole.  You’ll see your top 10 performing events (in rank of popularity), the current payout date and the your history of payouts from the launch of the site.
My Events –
From this page you can see all of the events that you have been “tagged” on as either a “leader” or “sideperson”.  There are a series of filters you can apply at the top of the page in order to view your data (i.e. Only the shows that you are a “leader”, or only the video, etc).
If you are the “leader” of a gig then you will be able to click the “Event Details/Edit” button.  This will take you to the specific page for that event.  As a “leader” you will have the right to download from this page the video or audio (if they exist).  From this page you will also be able to tag other artists to the show.  This is important because if there is a musician who was on a show but not tagged to the date then they will not get credit when that show is viewed.  It is important to review your shows and make sure your sidepeople got tagged for your shows.   You may also choose to tag your sidepersons as “leaders” – everyone on a show can be a “leader”.   By conveying “leader” status to a musician will give them the right to edit and download the show.  It also gives them an ownership in the master of the recording (see the legal agreement).
“Leaders” may also choose to make a certain show either “Published” or “Private”.  If a show is “Public” it will be available to SmallsLIVE subscribers and will get credit as people listen to or view the show.  If it is “private” then it will only be available to the musicians who are tagged on that show and will not generate any revenue.  If you make any changes to this page be sure to click “Save Event” at the bottom of the page to lock in the changes or they will be lost.
Edit Public Profile
It is from this page that you can edit your bio, photo, instrument played, your personal website, etc.  This is the profile that the public will see if they search you in the archive.
This is the SmallsLIVE Artist Agreement, which pertains to your participation in the revenue share.  It is synopsized on the left and you can download a copy for your personal records or use.  You must click the “I Agree” button before we can begin including you in the payouts from the revenue share.
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