FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Does Gorilla Music book any types of shows other than Battle of the Bands?
A: Yes, Gorilla Music puts on music festivals, showcase events, and local/regional headlining shows in cities all across the country.
Q: Does it cost us any money to play a show with Gorilla Music?
A: No, it will cost your band ABSOLUTELY NOTHING out of pocket to play on one of our shows.
Q: Is there a minimum number of tickets we have to sell?
A: No, there is no minimum number of tickets your band has to sell in order to perform.
Q: What gear do we need to bring to our show?
A: Bring your stage gear—guitars, amplifiers, drum kit, etc. All of the concert clubs we work with will have a P.A. system and microphones in place on the day of the show, so you don’t have to worry about that. If you have any more specific questions on the subject, please feel free to ask your Gorilla Music representative.
Q: What do we do with our ticket money and unsold tickets?
A: You turn both the ticket money and any unsold tickets in at check-in on the day of the show.
Q: When do we find out our time slot?
A: Timeslots are determined at check-in time on the day or the show once all bands and artists have turned in their ticket money and any unsold tickets they have left. In weeks up until the show, however, we’ll try to give you the best idea possible of when your band will play.
Q: How is a Battle of the Bands judged?
A: Judging for a Battle of the Bands is done after the last band has played on the night of the show. Judging is done based on crowd response and is orchestrated by the Gorilla Music representative running the show. If you have any further questions about the judging process, please ask your Gorilla Music representative.
Q: Are we allowed to play cover songs at a Battle of the Bands?
A: Yes, you are allowed to play cover songs at any of our shows. We do, however, encourage bands to play as many original songs as possible, but playing a cover song or two can be a great way to connect with the audience.
Q: A lot of our fans live out of town, is there any way they can buy tickets without us driving all over the place to sell them tickets?
A: It’s great to get out there and physically sell your tickets whenever you can; when you can actually put a ticket in a fan’s hand, he or she will be that much more likely to come to your show. There are plenty of instances though where certain fans, friends, or family members don’t get a chance to see you before your show to buy a ticket. That’s why we now offer online ticket sales for all Gorilla Music events. You can purchase your tickets at the Gorilla Music Online Tickets page.
Q: If we win a Battle, where/when do we get our recording time?
A: The list of studios we work with can be found at the Gorilla Music Studios page. If you don’t see your city on the list, it’s probably because we haven’t put the studio up on the page yet, so feel free to ask your Gorilla Music representative if you can’t find what you’re looking for. We’ll work with you and the studio to set the date(s) of when will be best for you to go into the studio.
Q: Are the Finals held on the same night as a first round Battle?
A: No, Finals rounds are NOT held on the same night as the first round Battle. The bands that advance to the Finals round will be contacted by their Gorilla Music representative shortly after the first round of the Battle to be booked on the Finals.
Q: I’m a manager and I work with several different bands/acts interested in playing a Battle of the Bands. Can I book more than one of them to a show?
A: We’re more than happy to book whichever bands you manage, but generally, we try not to book them on the same show.
Q: My friends’ band is playing a Battle. Can my band play on the show, too?
A: We discourage friends’ bands from playing on the same show, so as to not split your fan base; if you have separate fan bases, we can possibly put you on the same show. Regardless, if your band is interested in playing one of our shows, please submit your band for a Battle of the Bands.
Q: My band lost/damaged some of our tickets, what should we do?
A: Contact your Gorilla Music representative as soon as you can so we can and we’ll figure out together what the best course of action will be for your specific situation.
Q: My band has to cancel our show, what should we do?
A: Contact your Gorilla Music representative as soon as you can to fill us in on the situation. If possible, we can reschedule you to a different show.