Rules

RULES CONCERNING THE PREPARATION
OF INFORMATION REQUIRED
 FOR A PERSONAL PAGE ON THE WEB-SITE MUSAGENT.COM

 

It is recommended, for your benefit, that you strictly follow these rules. It makes it easier for our technical team and then will accelerate the preparation to open your personal page on our Site.

1.1 The Client is responsible for the preparation of all the information to be introduced on his/her personal page at his own costs in accordance to the requirements presented below. It is the responsibility of the Client to guarantee the content and reliability of this information as well as the compliance with copyright and property rights.

1.2 For the opening its personal page the Client should prepare the following information:

2.1.1 Biography in English (and in Russian if the Client wishes to have his/her personal page in the Russian version of the Site). The biography must be prepared as a Word file.. The size of the text should be between 1500 and 3000 characters, without counting spaces. It would be preferable to divide the biography section into :

Header (First name, Family name, Artistic Speciality ( soprano, cello, piano etc.), Place of Birth, Date of Birth (optional),
Education, Artistic Activities, Tours and Performances,
• Prizes and Rewards.

Please follow the next recommendations for preparing the Biography Word file:
1. Use f Arial Narrow font, size 12 and Left justified.
2. Separate headers from the text section with an blank line.
3. Start each paragraph from the first character position.

Biography file name must contain artist’s (or group) name as one word, followed by characters “-bio” and then “-e” – for English version, “-r” – for Russian version. (1)
Examples:
smith-bio-e.doc, trioelegia-bio-e – biography in English
smith-bio-r.doc, trioelegia-bio-r - biography in Russian

A sample of biography is attached below.

2.1.2 Repertoire in English (and in Russian if the Client wishes to have his/her personal page in the Russian version of the Site). The Repertoire must be prepared as Word file. The size of the text should not exceed 3000 characters, without counting spaces. : It would be preferable to divide the Repertoire section into :

• “Role (opera) ”,
• “Arias”, “Lieders”,
• “Songs” etc.
for singers
• “Solo”,
• “Concerts with orchestras”
for pianists, violinists. Cellists etc.

Please follow the next recommendations for preparing the Repertoire Word file:
1. Use the font Arial Narrow, size 12 and Left justified.
2. Separate headers from the text section with a blank line.
3. Start section paragraph from the first character position.
4. Each paragraph must be represented as a list of the works.
5. Each work starts with the composer’s last name (if first name is needed it must follow the family name), followed by the title of the work.
6. Please, don’t use any apostrophe in the work’s name.

Examples:
Verdi. Simon Boccanegra. Il la cherato spirito…. – correct work name
G.Verdi. Il la cherato spirito. Aida – incorrect work name
Rachmaninov S. Concerto No 2 for piano and orchestra – correct work’s name
S.Rachmaninov. Concerto No 2 for piano and orchestra – incorrect work’s name

The Repertoire’s file name must contain the artist’s (or group) name as one word, followed by the characters “-rep” and “-e” – for English version, “-r” – for Russian version.
Examples:
smith-rep-e.doc, trioelegia-rep-e – biography in English
smith-rep-r.doc, trioelegia-rep-r - biography in Russian

A sample of a repertoire file is attached below.

Please, do not use Word Tables for the presentation of Repertoire.

2.1.3 Одну официальную индивидуальную фотографию. Формат представления официального фото –JPEG, размер – не менее 600х900 (эквивалент 10х15 см). Имя файла официального фото следует представлять фамилией или названием Клиента латинскими буквами в одно слово.
Например:
ivanov.jpg, trioelegia.jpg

2.1.4 One official individual photo. Format : JPEG, size : minimum 400x500 pixels, 72 dpi. Official photo file name must be artist’s (or group) name.
Examples:
smith.jpg, trioelegia.jpg

2.1.5 In addition to the main photo of the Artist we can place on a personal page up to 6 additional photos – from performances, concerts, tour, taken in public with no personal photo with other person that could be subject to licensing. Photos format : Jpeg, minimum size 640480 pixels, 72 dpi. An additional photo name must start with its number (from 1 to 6) followed by the artist’s (or group) name.
Examples: 1-smith.jpg, 2-smith.jpg, 1-trioelegia.jpg etc.

It’s also recommended to supply with the additional photos a Word-file with titles of the photos and a numbered list of the titles. The number of the title must match the number of file name of the photo.
The name of a file for photos titles should start from with artist’s (or group) name followed
by “-photos”.
Examples: smith-photos.doc, trioelegia-photos.doc

A sample of the list of additional photos titles is shown below.

For the Russian version of the Site, one must also translate the photos titles list to Russian.

2.1.6 We can add on a personal page either audio or video files or both. We can accept up to 5 files of each type. A recommended duration for audio or video files should not be more than 5 minutes in total. For example, it could consist of two audio (video) files of 2.5 minutes each, or 5 audio (video) files of 1 minute each.

General limitation: the total size of all audio and video files must not exceed 15 megabytes.

Audio format Mpeg-3, video format – Adobe Flash FLV, screen size 400x300 pixels.

Audio and video files names must start with their number (from 1 to 5) followed by the artist’s (or group).
Examples:
1-smith.mp3, 2-smith.mp3, 1-trioelegia.mp3 etc.
1-smith.flv, 2-smith.flv, 1-trioelegia.flv, etc.

To each set of audio and video files should be attached a list of the titles of the works performed as Word file.
The name of this file should start with the name of the artist (or group) followed by “audio” -=(for audio files) and “video” (for video files).
Examples:
smith-audio.doc, trioelegia-audio.doc
smith-video.doc, trioelegia-video.doc

The title of a work should start with the same number as the corresponding audio or video file followed by the title of the work (see Repertoire).

If an artist (or group) wishes to be presented in the Russian version of the Site, titles of works must also be translated to Russian.

Samples of titles of some works are attached below.

2.1.7 We can also place a short press paragraph of articles related to the artist (or the group). Press-releases must be supplied to us as a Word file, not more then 2000 characters in length. The text of each press release must be followed by the source of the publication and date of the press review.

A sample of press review file is attached below.
Presentation of press reviews is not mandatory.

2.1.8 The Artist’s (or group) information (texts and photos) can be sent to us by Email: info@musagent.ru
But Audio and Video files should be sent to us by our FTP service. In this case, please, inform us by Email when your audio and video files are ready and we will send you detailed instruction how to transfer these files.

Notice :
1. Availability of the artist’s (or group) personal page on the Russian version of the Site is optional.
2. We can help you with the translation, if needed, from English into Russian with your texts of the English version of the Site. This service is charged at the rate of 12 Euro per page of text ( 1800 characters).