Frequently Asked Questions
1) How Do I submit a demo to Indie Montreal?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any demos. You should include all contact info, links and pertinent project info including past shows and future show plans. Please do not attach any audio files to the email: we prefer download or streaming audio links. You are welcome to follow up on your submission by email, but please be aware that, because of the high volume of requests we receive, it may take a while to respond to your email.
2) I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN FOR AN ACT YOU ARE PRESENTING. HOW CAN I MAKE THAT happen?
You are welcome to drop us a line. The best way to go about this is to send us a submission by email to email@example.com (see Question 1). Please note that the headliner’s management or agent generally has final approval on opening acts. There can be a lot of competition for these spots and we ask that you keep this in mind when emailing us.
3) I PURCHASED A TICKET ONLINE AND AM NOT SURE WHERE OR HOW TO PICK IT UP.
For all of our ticketing, we go through thepointofsale.com (lepointdevente.com in French). For technical support, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve purchased an e-ticket, have had your ticket sent to you by mail or have purchased a ticket at one of our physical points of sale, you just need to bring your ticket / e-ticket with you on the night of the show. If you’ve chosen to pick up your ticket at the door, you just need to bring your electronic receipt and a piece of ID: we’ll have you sign in at the door.
4) CAN YOU LIST MY SHOW?
We do not list outside events, unfortunately, only those we are presenting or those affiliated with our artists.
5) how do we become one of “your artists”?
If you’re looking for a publicist or booking agent, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com to discuss further. Just a heads up: it’s very tough for us to take on booking clients that don’t already have some sort of notoriety around the Province of Quebec. If you’re a new band, you might want to start by asking about publicity.
6) CAN YOU COVEr my show?
We are an artist development company and not a media outlet. Press Relations is one of the services we offer and you should always feel free to get in touch if you’re looking for a publicist. But, we will not preview, review or otherwise cover your show on our site.
7) I have an internship to do for school and am interested in doing it with indie montreal. Do you guys hire interns?
Yes! We are always open to hiring new interns and thus encourage you to send us your CV and cover letter. It’s important to note that our internships generally last 4-6 months (sometimes longer). We’re rarely able to accommodate an observational internship or placement that lasts only 2 or 3 weeks, unfortunately. We also receive a lot of internship requests and tend to hire people who already have some experience in the music industry and/or in the field in which they’re applying (i.e. communications, production, marketing, etc.). If you’re just starting out and want to pursue a budding interest in the music business, we suggest reaching out about joining our street team – firstname.lastname@example.org.
8) I work for a blog or media outlet and want to get accredited for one or more of your shows.
Great! We love supporting local media and new blogs whenever possible. We would encourage you to reach out to email@example.com, giving us at least one week’s lead time before your deadline. Just a warning: we’re usually not the only ones who have to sign off on media passes and photo accreditation, so we can’t promise that we’ll always be able to give you what you’re looking for.
9) What’s the difference between a concert promoter and a booking agency?
A booking agency will book your band into venues around their territory. This often involves a middleman called a promoter, who will book the show from the booking agent and will take on the production, promotion and financial responsibility for the concert. So, as a concert promoter, we “buy” certain shows and as a booking agency we “sell” certain shows. If you’re interested in working with us and are confused about how to approach us with regard to your touring carrer, don’t worry about it. You can always ask us any questions you may have.