MetropolitanZoom
MetropolitanZoom

FORWARD-THINKING PERFORMING ARTISTS

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How to Apply for Our Virtual Nightclub Productions

Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

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Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

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Career Changing Webinars for Our Changing World

Be Heard. Be Seen. Join Our Weekly Virtual Open Mics

Master Classes by Leaders in Nightclub Entertainment

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Master Classes by Leaders in Nightclub Entertainment

Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

Master Classes by Leaders in Nightclub Entertainment

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Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

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What Our Performers are Saying

Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

Get Your Act Together with EPKs, Auditions, and Wisdom Sessions

OPEN MICS

MetZoom Jazz & Cabaret Open Mic

Are you a Jazz Singer or Musician?  Maybe you work the clubs and sing the Great American Songbook.  Well, congratulations!  You're in the right place.  Join our regularly scheduled Open Mics for up-and-coming and working artists and entertainers.  Free to participate through the end of June, 2020 at 8pm ET..  

NY Hysterical Society Comedy Open Mic

"Is this thing on?"  Yes, it's on!!  The NY Hysterical Society Open Mics are up and running again and they're on a live video platform.  Get your head in the 'cloud' and sign up to test out your new material.  

What's the benefit of joining an online video conference Open Mic?  There are three things that you can't get at a real life Open Mic.

  • No one can throw a tomato at you 
  • You'll hear a variety of local styles from different parts of the U.S. and some parts of the world from the comics who join in
  • Networking and booking opportunities from fellow comics and bookers from other geographic markets


Sign up today for this month's Open Mics and you'll immediately get an email loaded with great tips and tricks on getting your best foot forward on live video streaming platforms.

If you think you've got musical talent and want to share it with the world, join our weekly open mic.  Who knows, you might get discovered. 

WEBINARS

Webinar 1: Live Video Performance Made Simple

Webinar 3: Promote & Monetize Your Live Video Performance

Webinar 2: Sound, Lights, Camera, Background, Action

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At this webinar, you will learn the basics of producing a virtual show and why virtual venue performances are outperforming in-person, real-world shows


Tue June 16,, 2020 at 8pm (EST) | $14.95

Length: Approximately 1hr 45min

Webinar 2: Sound, Lights, Camera, Background, Action

Webinar 3: Promote & Monetize Your Live Video Performance

Webinar 2: Sound, Lights, Camera, Background, Action

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At this webinar, you will learn how to produce like a pro with the most cost-effective gear you need to simulate a real-world venue


Tue June 2, 2020 at 8pm (EST) | $14.95

Length: Approximately 1hr 45min

Webinar 3: Promote & Monetize Your Live Video Performance

Webinar 3: Promote & Monetize Your Live Video Performance

Webinar 3: Promote & Monetize Your Live Video Performance

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At this webinar, you will learn how to promote and monetize your online shows with proven nuts and bolts and using best online marketing practices.


Tue June 9, 2020 at 8pm (EST)  $14.95

Length: Approximately 1hr 45min

MASTER CLASSES

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

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 Tired of winging it on stage when performing jazz, cabaret or comedy shows and want to learn core basics:

  • How to organize and time your show
  • What to do with your hands
  • How to use the microphone and stand
  • How to use the entire stage
  • How to be in the moment
  • How to rock a small stage
  • when to move and stay in one place
  • How to deal with disruptive audience members, distractions or technical issues
  • How look your audience in the eyes
  • who to thank at the end of shows
  • How to be interesting without moving around a lot


At this class, you'll learn how to set up the perfect framework within which you can express your artistic self. From beginners who feel unsure about everything on stage, to intermediate performers who feel comfortable on stage but would like to learn a framework that takes their performance to the next level.
Private and Group Classes Available with Professional Performing Artists, Directors, and Producers.
 

Branding, Marketing, Promoting Your Live Performance Career

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

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In this master class, you will learn the core science and psychology of branding and the understanding of what makes a fan become loyal.  With emphasis on social media, the principles are the same as real world branding amd marketing.  Learn best practices and etiquette with fan relations and ticket and merchandise sales. 


Top social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are today's best way to build your brand and get an audience. Learn to utilize the unique features of social media back-end business tools.  Learn how to use the analytics tracker for better ad targeting and building a database to target your niche audience. This class shows you how to marketing your entertainment business like a professional.


At this master class, you'll learn how to post a behind-the-scenes video on all the social media platforms, promote your shows, virtual and real, and understanding the branding principles. 


Learn how to create an email broadcast and how to get your targets to open your emails.

Emails and newsletters are by far the most impactful event marketing strategies, as you're advertising and providing value to an audience who is already engaged and likely to make a ticket purchase.  


Learn how to contact past attendees from the record of past ticket purchasers and how to set up a discounted ticket for fan loyalty.

Learn Stand Up Comedy Basics

Stage Etiquette & Rules for Big and Small Stage Performances

Learn Stand Up Comedy Basics

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Who this course is for?

  • Anyone who wants to improve his or her public speaking!
  • Curious individuals who want to learn a new skill!
  • A funny person who wants to be a comedian!


This masterclass is a beginner's class for anyone who wants to improve public speaking skills and if you  want to try stand up comedy for fun or as a career.  In this live interactive webinar classroom, you'll learn how to write and deliver jokes using a basic formula to make your own thoughts and stories hilarious.  


You'll have opportunities to perform to the other students to test out the skills you learned in this class.


You'll learn:

  • Basic Joke Formula and Philosophy of what makes an audience laugh
  • Learn about the process of developing material
  • Learn timing and delivery to maximize audience attention
  • Stage time at online Open Mics or Live Stage Open Mics
  • Conquer the fear of public speaking
  • Spice up your our public speaking skills 
  • Understanding the psyche of an audience
  • How to promote your brand of humor and get gigs


  Private and Group Classes Available with Professional Performing Artists, Directors, and Producers.  


GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND HIT THE GROUND RUNNING!

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

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 MetropolitanZoom is a unique digital network hub offering performing arts service that utilizes emerging video conferencing platforms to facilitate live music and comedy shows for private, fundraising, and corporate events. Innovative solutions for our rapidly changing world and new realities impacting consumer and governmental demands for social gathering protocols is our most important consideration.


For the entertainment industry, we present talent showcases on a monthly schedule. For the performing artists, we offer webinars and open mics.  For consumers, we offer complete entertainment and marketing packages.  



Performing Arts Industry Showcase Enrollment


We offer affordable and conveniently scheduled talent showcases for multidisciplinary industry representatives.  Performing artists are given the opportunity to meet, greet and showcase their acts to our production, venue, and agency partners.  This is truly a unique opportunity to impress members of the entertainment industry and possibly secure work for future dates.

Video EPK Creation

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

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Typically, a demo reel should range between 60 and 90 seconds.  Keep in mind that not every agent, producer or venue booker is going to watch your entire reel. Your goal should be to capture the attention of the viewer in the first 20 seconds.


A video reel is a live interactive brochure of a collection of materials that you send journalists, agents, bookers, and other industry professionals when pursuing gigs, press coverage, management deal, etc. 

Your final product includes a free "How to effectively send your EPK to agents, producers and bookers Newsletter."


The following information is needed to make a great video reel (EPK)


  • Top 5 credits (ex. Carnegie Hall, HBO, Awards)
  • Branding position message (ex. Cleanest comic in New York)
  • Best live performance video in MP4 format (5-60 minutes) 
  • 5 good action photos, 1 studio
  • Critic reviews (3-6)
  • Booking contact info


Basic Package 60-90 seconds video reel EPK starts at $250. (3-Day Turnaround)

Monthly Live Wisdom & Energy Sessions

Live Video Interviews, Auditions and Showcases.

Monthly Live Wisdom & Energy Sessions

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YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AND PRODUCTION BUSINESS IS WAITING FOR A LEADER TO SHOW UP!  What if you could really improve your business growth by participating in a process that is guaranteed to help change the way You think, change the actions you take, change the feelings you have – and as an end result have a busy gig and production schedule?  


Spend a day with Bernie Furshpan and become the missing leader of your business right now!  By attending these intense and interactive personal and business growth conclave designed to draw out your inner leader.  Insights gained will dramatically increase your growth and move you along a journey toward happiness and security. These are some of the changes we've seen with private and group consultations:


  •  Change of inner dialog
  • Reprogrammed outdated beliefs
  • Farewell to procrastination
  • Put in the work, get what you deserve
  • Book more event and gigs
  • Target your ideal gig opportunities
  • Modernize your online and live productions
  • Understand the power of great pitches


OUR PERFORMING ARTISTS SPEAK OUT

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A New Way of Looking at this Performance World

The webinar gave us more than just a lot of excellent information. Bernie was able to invite us (artists) to consider a new paradigm, a new way of looking at this performance world that we are now a part of–whether we like it or not. He is a very inspiring and genuine speaker. And has the knowledge and business track-record to back it up. I would highly recommend the webinars he offers to artists who are sincerely looking for a new (professional) way to connect with their audiences.  


- Emile Pandolfi, Twenty nine albums and 500 million streams on Pandora 

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Detail your services

Your seminar last eve was totally INTERGALACTIC and FANTASTIC. Your light shines so bright and I can see the NEW sense of hope you brought to your present and potential performing artists. You are doing God's work and you are right on time! You are truly "Out of this world" terrific!


- Randi Chenkin, Randirobics

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My Audience and I are Back Together Again!

What I find so exciting about live performance, in any venue, is the opportunity to connect and interact with my audience, something I had missed.  MetropolitanZoom addressed this and I was able to see everyone in front of me; see their faces and bodies react, wave, applaud, blow kisses, or if I pointed them out or said something to them, as I was singing, and when a song ended, made it feel as real as if they were sitting right there in the same room with me, which actually, they were.  This brilliant platform will certainly flourish now and in the future and have a positive, global impact by bringing people, that otherwise could not come together.


~ Sara Zahn, Jazz Singer/Songwriter

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Paradigm Shift

"I thought the webinar was fantastic!! It's definitely scary times and you made me feel a lot better knowing that my music career is not going to stop, it's just going to change!! I look forward to the next webinars!!"

~ Lydia Sabosto, Music Director, Pianis

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Before and After

BEFORE: Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, determined, hopeful.

DURING: Feeling focused, competent, enthusiastic, productive.

AFTER: Feeling engaged, strategically positioned, confident, successful.

Bernie taught me to ask better questions and demonstrated a work ethic that helped me get on track with new tools and goals.   My future is brighter than ever.

~ Janelle Allbritton, Jazz Singer