Welcome to IndieHint.com!
IndieHint is an ongoing project to collect and document everything we can in the vast world of entertainment. This site is a free online interactive database of industry professionals, venues, studios, companies and services in the various facets of the entertainment industry. Designed to be used by artists of all kinds (musicians, visual artists, actors/filmmakers etc...) our goal is to create a comprehensive resource to help educate, provide clarity and help eliminate the exploitation of professional artists.
Here's how it works: content on this site is created and maintained by...you! Users can create new articles or comment on and edit existing ones for everything from venues, studios and industry professionals to festivals, online services and many other categories. Everything on IndieHint is free to use and there are no membership fees or paid accounts. You don't have to have an account to browse the site, but you do need one to contribute, comment or edit anything.
This site was created to help today's independent artists and musicians navigate the increasingly crowded landscape of the music industry. More importantly, we are trying to help people share their past experiences with venues, producers, promoters, agents and festivals in order to help other artists make the right decisions, and avoid making the wrong ones.
Getting started! If you are just looking for information on something in the entertainment industry, feel free to browse the site at your leasure! If you have something to submit, or would to comment on or rate a post you will have to create an account first. After signing up you can also submit your own experiences with our handy submit form! If you would rather tell us what happened in person you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is still in its infancy, and will be undergoing some changes to its layout over the next little while. If you want to learn more, check out the F.A.Q. section (above). You can also contact us with any ideas, suggestions or questions you may have.
Want to know some more about IndieHint? Check out the frequently asked questions below.
1.) What is IndieHint.com?
This site is a part of an ongoing project to collect and document as much information about the entertainment industry as possible. Indiehint is a free online service that helps musicians, artists and industry professionals find the things they are looking for. On IndieHint you will find detailed, insider information on venues, promoters, booking agents, labels, producers, engineers, festivals and everything else in the music, entertainment and film industries.
2.) How does it work?
Content on this site is created, maintained and updated by users along with some help from administrators and moderators. Users can create new articles or comment on and edit existing ones for everything from venues, studios and industry professionals to festivals, online services and many other categories. Everything on IndieHint is free to use and there are no membership fees or paid accounts.
3.) How do I join/contribute?
Easy, just create an account and get started! IndieHint needs your stories and experiences to help illuminate the good and bad in the entertainment industry. Membership is free and you only need an account to contribute/post/comment (not to browse the site).
4.) I've recently had a bad experience with a venue, studio, industry professional or service, what should I do?
If money is involved, the first thing you should do is contact an entertainment or contract lawyer, especially if there is a potential breach in contract involved. Nothing will be more beneficial to you than a legal professional on your side, so do this first! Once you have done that you can share your experience here on IndieHint and hopefully spare someone else what you just had to go through!
5.) I would like to submit something but I am worried that I could be identified by the details of my experience.
No problem, you can be as detailed or as vague in your submissions as you like. Any bit of information helps, so whatever you feel comfortable saying is ok with us. Even a quick comment, rating or simple "I don't like X" can make a big difference.
6.) Why can I only submit for Canada/USA/English?
IndieHint is currently in an early development stage; we have every intention of expanding the site to other countries/languages but as of now only Canada and USA are supported. If you have something you would really like to send us feel free to do so at email@example.com and we will get back to you!
Questions, comments, criticisms? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the form below. Please check out the F.A.Q. section before you do, in case your question has already been addressed