Do artists/entertainment suppliers have to pay to create an account?
It's completely free to create a Muso account. This includes your Muso profile, calendar and access to booking tools.
How does Muso make money?
Muso charges a 15% commission for new gigs that are booked on Muso. We do not take commission if an artist has/is already played at an existing venue that starts using Muso.
Muso has just been adopted by a venue that I play at, what does that change?
It essentially changes nothing about the nature of the gig. We do not take commission on gigs that have a pre-existing relationship. The only thing that changes is your booking will now be managed through Muso, giving you access to automated invoicing, payment and booking tools.
How does Muso make live music easier?
Muso is built to make the admin side of live music gig bookings easy. All your gigs are organised in one central place with all the event detail at your fingertips, including equipment and contact details. The gig offer is agreed upfront and locked in and payment is automated. No more generating invoices and chasing payment.
How does payment work on Muso?
Payment on Muso is completely automated and secure. An invoice is automatically raised for the supplier and sent to the hirer at the completion of the event; Muso ensures it is paid. Artists can expect payment of the agreed amount in their account 1-2 business days after payment has been made to Muso.
Payment on Muso is guaranteed and secure, and all payments are pre-authorised, meaning there are no nasty surprises when the payment comes through. You receive the whole amount of what was expected, on time, every time, without the admin.
Does Muso directly pay the artist/supplier or is it the venue owner?
The venue pays Muso, Muso pays the artist/supplier. This is done to ensure that the payment liability falls on Muso and guarantees payment for the artist. By doing this Muso incurs the financial risk on behalf of the artist/supplier to ensure they gets paid on time every time.
Is Muso secure?
How much can I expect to get paid?
The minimum hourly fee on Muso is $75 per hour. Hirers cannot enter budgets into booking requests for less than that rate. We find however, that the average is approx $100 per hour for musicians. Average gig budgets on Muso are $300, usually for a 3 hour booking.
What do I need to do when it's tax time?
Muso stores all of your payment information within your profile. You can export your payment data when preparing for tax time to keep an accurate track of your earnings for the year. If you have an ABN and are registered for GST, make sure to add these details to your profile when creating it to avoid withholding GST on payments made to you.
What is the gig feed?
The gig feed is Muso’s premium gig hub. When venues on Muso list their gigs and events they display on the Muso gig feed - think of it like a newsfeed for gigs. Gigs are limited so we do not grant gig feed permission to all Muso's.
How do I get access to the gig feed?
The Muso team looks at every single artist profile created on Muso. The profiles that are full of content and up to standard are given access to the gig feed based on demand for their artist type. We also assess artists on stage readiness to ensure that artists who have access to the gig feed are able to play live comfortably.
What community initiatives does Muso offer?
Muso is so much more than an app. By joining Muso you're joining a large community of artists who are in the same stage of their career as you. Our community Facebook group (Side Stage) offers access to exclusive industry Q&A’s, panels and workshops.