Revamping and Updating Your Host Listing

Dear Music Traveler Hosts,

We hope you’re all well and hanging in there. We understand that most of you are artists or owners of businesses relying on making money through only renting spaces. We are all in the same boat due to COVID-19.

There is hope. Although events have been canceled for now, the whole industry will come back and continue the same projects when everything is over. This will lead to more business for all of you, as everyone has to eventually practice TOGETHER again.

We will use this time wisely until bookings are safe again to update our system and we would love to also make your space on Music Traveler more appealing. The experience from the last two years has shown that well displayed and clean rooms have been booked a lot more than others.

This is why we want to help you get your room ready to be on the highest level possible.

For this, we have written this to guide you through it. We will also send one tip each week, emphasizing each aspect of what you can do to make your room the most attractive one on Music Traveler!

To start we would like to emphasize the importance of professional pictures and what they show. We would recommend posting AT LEAST 3 pictures but 5 is the absolute golden number.

Set the scene  Clean the instruments, tidy up and remove clutter to make your space look pleasant and inviting.

Set the scene Clean the instruments, tidy up and remove clutter to make your space look pleasant and inviting.

Prepare the instruments for a photo session  If your room has a piano, open the lid for both the top and keyboard. A cello, double bass or violin? Take them out of their cases and show them off!

Prepare the instruments for a photo session If your room has a piano, open the lid for both the top and keyboard. A cello, double bass or violin? Take them out of their cases and show them off!

Make it bright  Take photos during the day (preferably a sunny one), open the curtains and turn on all the lights to make your space as bright as possible. Avoid using flash, as this will often result in unnatural looking pictures.

Make it bright Take photos during the day (preferably a sunny one), open the curtains and turn on all the lights to make your space as bright as possible. Avoid using flash, as this will often result in unnatural looking pictures.

Add a variety of photos  Make sure to add photos of both the instruments close-up as well as with their surroundings, to help guests imagine the size and feel of the space.

Add a variety of photos Make sure to add photos of both the instruments close-up as well as with their surroundings, to help guests imagine the size and feel of the space.

Resolution matters  Make sure your photos are at least 1024 by 683 pixels. To make your photos stand out we recommend 1920x1080.

Resolution matters Make sure your photos are at least 1024 by 683 pixels. To make your photos stand out we recommend 1920x1080.

Take your photos in landscape format  Photos in search results are all displayed in landscape format. Portrait photos will be cropped and won't showcase your space very well.

Take your photos in landscape format Photos in search results are all displayed in landscape format. Portrait photos will be cropped and won't showcase your space very well.

Don’t post pictures of yourself  It might happen that the love of your life will book your room for a practice session, but unfortunately, we are NOT a dating website - we are trying to get bookings for your room and not for you 😉

Don’t post pictures of yourself It might happen that the love of your life will book your room for a practice session, but unfortunately, we are NOT a dating website - we are trying to get bookings for your room and not for you 😉

Here are some good examples of host listings:

Stay safe during these troubling times!

Love from the Music Traveler team.