Play it safe!
In the best case your event will be well-visited. But when people party wild a lot of accidents can happen – and you might pay millions for compensation!
You can protect yourself by covering insurance. UltraMixer recommends a festival insurance which includes damages to a person or equipment as well as costs of cancellation and abandonment. So if one of your guests gets hurt, for example by falling over a cable and destroys the lighting system withal you can prevent high costs.
Don’t forget music licensing!
Also keep in mind that you might need a music license. The legal regulations differ from country to country, but normally you have to announce the use of music at public events to a Performing Rights Organization like ASCAP, BMI or SESAC in the USA or PRS and PPL in the UK. They will charge a certain fee. If you fail to inform them it will be expensive! You’ll find further information on respective homepages and in our blog post about this topic.
Furthermore you can get additional support by UltraMixer’s playlist-function. Your played songs can be exported as cvs-files and transmitted to the Performing Rights Organization easily.