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Posted in: Short Weeklys on September 15, 2017 by Ashley MacDonald

We’re actively expanding into Europe over the coming months. In addition to making our festival & live event management software more widely available, we’ll also be traveling across Europe this fall. Our amazingly awesome Account Executive, Mark Sparrow will be making stops at several festivals and conferences throughout the continent. Here’s the rundown of where he’s going to be: Reeperbahn Festival; September 20-23, 2017 (Hamburg, Germany) *Including a corporate speaking session on Thursday, September 21st at 2pm International Festival Forum;…

Posted in: Short Weeklys Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on April 28, 2014 by Natasha

You’ve finally made it! Your artist applications are closed, booking agents have been called home, artist contracts are signed, and your headliners are announced. Congratulations! After months of carefully curating your festival/event, your big picture is painted and at this stage of your festival planning you are now ready to starting thinking about advancing artists and getting down to the nitty gritty details. Although not all music major festivals advance their talent the same way, here are six common pro-tips of…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on January 15, 2014 by Natasha

Update: Since this announcement in January, 2014, Marcato has once again given it’s website a fresh new design to better reflect our ever evolving product offering! Exciting times! We’re pretty gosh darn excited in the office today as we’re finally ready to officially announce the launch of our brand new website design at www.marcatofestival.com. Take a few minutes to browse through the new layout; there are many new pages that have been added which we hope you will really enjoy.…

Posted in: Short Weeklys Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on January 10, 2014 by Natasha

Old posters piled up in the corner, cans of RedBull on your vacant desk, and a sense of accomplishment hanging in the air… The day after production weekend has come and it’s now time for a well deserved break away from laptops, phone calls, ticket sales, and anything that even resembles a crowd, am I right?  Not if you’re on the payroll of Reykjavik’s Iceland Airwaves festival, says Grimur Atlason, Festival Manager of the now world famous weekend-long event, renowned…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on December 19, 2013 by Natasha

Two redeye flights, a massive party, and a suitcase full of fine British tea later… we’re back from the UK Festival Awards! Last week we had the pleasure of serving as the 2013 UK Festival Awards’ “Official Technology Partner,” where we met with a fantastic representation of festival management professionals across the United Kingdom and made some great new friends! Presenting to a room full of people who eat, breathe, and sleep music festivals is a pretty special thing for…

Posted in: Short Weeklys What's App? News from the app and the office on November 29, 2013 by Natasha

The festival management industry has experienced a major revolution with the introduction of specialized festival management software over the past five years.  This high tech approach to streamlining collaboration and oversight continues to attract festivals of all sizes, ranging from town-based organizations to producers of the industry’s biggest events, like California’s Goldenvoice (Coachella, Stagecoach) and the Country Music Association (CMA Fan Fest). Those adopting purpose built, web-based festival management tools are abandoning disjointed information and unanchored communication for advanced “online,…

Posted in: Short Weeklys What's App? News from the app and the office on November 13, 2012 by allie

Two weeks ago Marcato was the lucky recipient of the Export Achievement Award at the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. This is such an honour to us as we’ve worked so hard as a company for our clients. We are proud to say that we work with amazing festivals and organizations all over the world from this little slice of paradise in Cape Breton. Here is a picture of CEO Darren Gallop accepting the award from Nova Scotia…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on August 27, 2012 by natasha

We have put together some of the feedback we have gotten from clients over the years to give you the top 5 reasons festivals love using Marcato Festival! 1. Keeps Data Pure and Centralized “Before Marcato if we had to change an artist’s name it would need to be changed in 9 places, communicated to everyone in the office and updated on the website. Now, I change it once and it’s reflected everywhere.” – Dave Mahalik (Celtic Colours International Festival)…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on July 31, 2012 by allie

Yes, it’s true! This upcoming weekend is one of the busiest festival weekends of the summer. We have some fantastically fabulous clients whose biggest days of the year are about to start. We thought we’d share some of these festivals with you. If you are lucky enough to be in the vicinity of one, you should definitely go check them out! First on the list is Osheaga 2012. This is one of the craziest (and best) festivals that I’ve ever had the…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on July 18, 2012 by morgan

The fine folks at the POP Montréal festival have just launched a brand spankin’ new website, and with the help of the talented developers at Toronto-based company, Jet Cooper, they have done a great job integrating our web feeds directly into the site, meaning all of the events, artist and venue listings are being powered by their Marcato account. This is definitely one of the slickest website integration jobs we’ve seen so far! Way to go, guys! Check out this year’s crazy lineup,…

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