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CoA collecting applications for tips

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

The city’s Music and Entertainment Division will be taking applications next month for a new grant program dubbed “Tip the Band.” All local performing musicians are encouraged to apply to the new program, which aims to address affordability concerns for the community. According to a press release from the city, “Through the use of new technology – a digital tipping vessel – artists can collect digital tips from fans using a debit and/or credit card within seconds …. The Music & Entertainment Division will grant 10 local musicians or bands with one tipping vessel through a competitive application and panel review process. Grantees will utilize the vessels to collect digital tips at live performances for a six-month period, for all local and traveling shows. Selected musicians will be required to market and promote their use of the ‘Tip the Band’ program alongside a promotional campaign by the Music & Entertainment Division. Following a six-month evaluation period, and upon submitting a final report, the band may continue utilizing the vessel to collect tips.” Applications should be submitted by May 31 and selected artists will be announced on June 14. More information and applications can be found on the city’s website.

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