Frequently Asked Questions

Updated information for Thousands of venues looking to book independent musicians. We remove venues that have closed down and add venues not yet listed. These occur each year

What is Top Left Booking?

Top Left Booking is the fastest way for musicians to find venues in their area, book national tours, and secure gigs anywhere in the United States. (A lot like google maps, but for music booking!)

Who uses Top Left Booking?

Bands, solo musicians, managers, & independent booking agents. Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Hip Hop, Acoustic, Songwriters, DJs, Blues, Pop, Cover bands, or any other music genre!

Does it work on my phone?

Of course!

How Do I Get Paid?

Artists negotiate their own payments with the venues and promoters. This $ amount can be anything an artist and venue agree upon together. That could be a door %, donation based, a flat guarantee with a % of doors, a % of the bar, or something else. These are just some possible payment scenarios because every show is different.

Why Should I Use Top Left Booking?

We are the only platform connecting musicians to venues on an interactive map. You can locate venues in real time, based on your location, customize routings, get directions, reach out for show bookings, and so much more, all in just a few clicks!

Does Top Left take a percent?

Never. You keep 100% of each and every show.

How much will it cost me?

We have yearly and monthly options available. You can get started for as little as $39.99, check out more details on our Pricing Plans

I’m not ready to do a full tour, but I want to search for shows locally and maybe some nearby States, can you help?

Yup ?

Is Top Left hard to use?

Not at all, in fact, you probably already know how to use it! If you’ve used Google Maps, you have used Top Left Booking. Just instead of typing “McDonald’s,” you might search “Venue,” “Boston,” “College,” or maybe “All Ages.”

What kind of venues are there?

Music Venues, Festivals, Nightclubs, Colleges (maybe yours!), Coffee Shops, Bars, Theatres, Breweries, Wineries, Restaurants, Promoters, or anywhere else you can land a gig!

Do I have to sign a contract?

Never. Plans are monthly or yearly. You can cancel at any time.

I play with a band, but I’m also a solo performer. Does this matter?

Nope! We have performance spaces for anyone. Whether you are performing solo sets, duos, trios, larger groups or full bands.

What payments are accepted?

Paypal, Stripe, VISA, Mastercard, American Express.

Are the venues pay-to-play?

Less than 4% of our resources are pay-to-play. Listen, we don’t like the idea of pay-to-play either, so we made this a huge focus when building Top Left.

Venues close down a lot, how do I know that these venues are active?

Every 3 months we do a full system update. We remove venues that have closed down and add venues not yet listed. These occur each year on: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.

Should I attach my song when I email a venue?

We don’t recommend it. Promoter and venue owners prefer links 99% of the time. Usually, if they want attachments, they will specify so under their booking requirements.

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