It is now possible for Venue Managers and Artist Representatives to update itineraries for their artists and venues.
What does this mean?
Basically, this puts you in complete control of your data.
Once you are signed up and approved, you are free to add, update or delete any event that occurs at your venue or for an artist that you represent. Of course, you can still send us your large itineraries as spreadsheets, and we will import those for you, but if you just need to add a few shows or update an event, you no longer have to wait for us to get to it – you can simply update it yourself.
Another great advantage to managing your own tour dates is that they are guaranteed to show up on the website within an hour (and usually much faster), so you won’t have to wait for us to process them.
Additionally, when our public API is ready, you will be able to add a simple code snippet or widget to your website and automatically display all your events on your own site. This will be great for smaller venues, local radio stations, colleges etc. that do not have the time or resources to constantly update their sites – just add your events to Pollstar and we’ll feed them right back to you automatically!
Sounds great! How do I sign up?
Simply sign in with your paid Pollstar Pro account and click the Add Events link at the bottom of the home page.
We may need to contact you to verify that you are authorized to manage events, so you will need to enter your phone number, company name, job title and contact type. You may also leave a short comment if you feel it will assist us with verifying your identity and expediting your request.
Check back every few days and if you have been approved, you will be able to manage your events as described below.
How long will approval take?
Approval could take up to five business days. That said, this is a new service and we may experience an initial flood of requests, so be patient and we will get to you!
How do I use it?
First, make sure you are logged in, and then click on the Add Events link at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, navigate to one of your approved venues and click the “Edit Venue” button on that page.
If you are a venue manager, you will see a list of venues that you are approved to manage.
Click on one of the venues and you will be shown the list of events for that venue.
From here, you can:
Edit an Event
Click the pencil icon on the event to modify it.
Copy an Event
Click the “+” icon to duplicate the event on to the next available date. This is great if you have a run of shows at the same venue, with the same lineup. Simply enter the first date then copy it to the next day with a single click!
Delete an event
Click the X in the red circle to remove an event. Notice that the event is not removed from the list, but it is crossed through, indicating that it will be removed once the changes are posted to Pollstar.
Create a New Event
Click the “New Event” button to add a completely new event. Once you’re done, click “Post” to add the new event to the main event list on the previous page.
Save your changes
When you’re happy with your updates, click the “Send Updates to Pollstar” button – and that’s it!
Your dates should appear on the website within the next hour.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new feature, please don’t hesitate to contact Pollstar and let us know.
Please note that this feature is currently only available to paid subscribers.
We have to pay $500/year just to post our own dates on your website?
Currently, the service is only available to paid subscribers. However, in the very near future we will be allowing free subscribers to add tour dates as well. The only difference will be that free subscribers will not be able to delete or modify existing events – they will only be able to post new events.
So if I have a free account and used to add my own events, but haven’t in a long time, but now have a new venue and events to post, how do these get posted on pollstar? Or do I need a paid account now?
I’m trying to submit a date, but it says I’m not adding the date, but I am in the proper format. What am I doing wrong?
How do we post a Festival?
I am trying to add gigs to an artist and on some of them, it won’t take the venue, what should I do?
How do I add a new venue to your database?
It’s quite helpful for the venue, artist to supply itinerary sheets to Pollstar, but I’ve noticed that it can take some time for the shows and tour dates to appear on the website so users see it in real-time. At times there may be several delays even after the on sales. At https://www.vipticketscanada.ca you can find a quick and great reference for tour dates immediately.