Reviews and how popular they are
A survey in The Stage newspaper once revealed just how popular reviews were with readers of show business publications. Of course the overwhelming majority of reviews in The Stage reflect and cover the world of drama. We at UK Cabaret are different and in this issue you will find two huge review features.
If you want to read reviews of cabaret events up and down the country, we are happy to send reviewers along and cover them. We will cover any type of show, from gay cabaret to family holiday parks and everything in between.
Finding suitable reviewers is the hard part. People who can follow the basic tenets of reviewing are few and far between. As a show business publication, in my view as editor, a technical review should make distinctions between many similar types of cabaret artistes in what is an increasingly crowded and competitive market. Reviewers should also have no family or friend bias and be accurate and incisive. Do you fit the bill? If so, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Our list of subscribers is steadily growing and this issue contains extra advertising, which is the only way we can make this publication commercially viable. It is my intention to give this publication a whole year to see if the entertainment industry will get behind UK Cabaret and www.ukcabaret.com. The early indications are that we will be around long after our trial period ends.
At UK Cabaret and www.ukcabaret.com we are trying to help an atmosphere of positivity prevail. If you would like to take advantage of advertising or subscribing to a publication which unashamedly flies the flag for UK live entertainment, please get behind us soon.
In fact if you are an entertainment agent, you may wish to know that we are currently preparing to launch our new online entertainment agencies directory. We will list your business details absolutely free. Any agent subscribing to the print edition of UK Cabaret and www.ukcabaret.com can claim their place in the directory list. Take a look at Page 9 here ((agents directory online) and see how the agents directory works. I’m sure our agent readers will recognise this is a huge gesture of goodwill from us, but of course we hope that agents will encourage the acts they represent to advertise with us.
Mark Ritchie (managing editor) UK Cabaret and www.ukcabaret.com