NOTE that adding content to the site such as event listings, music profiles, including event posters, remains ABSOLUTELY FREE, while event ads start at just $30.
LiveVan.com is a niche site with top tier advertising currently available in 3 sizes:
- 728X90 (Top & Bottom Standard Leaderboard)
- 300x250 (Big Box/Medium Rectangle)
- 300x600 (Half Page)
TARGET AUDIENCE: See current website demographics below.)
These ads may run "network wide", also covering our LiveVictoria.com property.
Contact us directly for more information on these premium spaces.
Native Poster/Event advertising opportunities are also available at "Contributor" rates, as listed below. Purchases may be made most easily while uploading your posters to your own event listings.
Now in its 12th year, LiveVan.com remains Vancouver's most reputable community driven concert calendar. Integrated with extensive local music directories and constantly expanding historical archives, LiveVan.com has become a preferred online resource for musicians, promoters and fans of all genres.
LiveVan.com is currently home to:
The Vancouver Band & Ensemble Directory (3,000+ bands),
The Vancouver Musicians Directory,
The Vancouver Music Service & Resource Directory,
The Vancouver Poster Gallery,
The Vancouver Poster Archive (8,000+ Posters),
The LiveMusicVancouver Photo Gallery,
and The LiveMusicVancouver Video Gallery
With users spending an average of 15 minutes on the site generating over 20 page views per visit as they view the resulting compilation of listings, LiveVan.com is an effective place to reach the Lower Mainland's most informed and influential music fans.
There are currently 2 advertising areas available to CONTRIBUTORS to LiveVan.com:
- Directly in our Live Music Calendar Listings - in this panel (a special flat charge for Live Music Event ads only)
- In our Rotating Ad Panel on the right → → → → →
- contact us to discuss a rate in order to feature your Event or Business ad
How to purchase: Either select a package to purchase online as you list your show, or use the information below to determine your preferences and then call or e-mail us to work out an advertising plan to suit your needs. (Click for payment options.)
Our mandate is in support of the Live Music Community and as such we offer discounted rates that apply strictly to contributors of our Live Music Events listings. Posters appear directly beneath their corresponding show listings and run in the rotating ad frame, creating advance hype.Live Music / Poster Contributor Rates
Plan Poster in Live
Light Rotation Yes 1 week $30 (fluctuating listings)
+ 100,000+ (sidebar)
Medium Rotation Yes 3 weeks $50 (fluctuating listings)
+ 300,000+ (sidebar)
Heavy Rotation Yes 1 month+ $100 (fluctuating listings)
+ 450,000+ (sidebar)
Bulk Rate (contact us) ~
Our low monthly rates provide contributors' businesses with maximum capacity exposure to our viewers in the lower regions of our rotating ad frame.
Business Contributor Rates
Length 12 Months 6 Months 3 Months 1 Month Monthly Rate $112.50 $120 $134 $150 Total Savings $450 $180 $48
See below for payment options.
Live Music Listings ad space
- This is fixed space within our Live Music Calendar listings, on the home page of the site. The area is set aside strictly for Event Advertising.
- These ads appear directly below their corresponding event listings which provide far more extensive details on the show than a graphic ad alone ever can. Information most often includes artist bio's, website & social media links, maps to venues, band rosters, audio, (video & articles to come) - and almost all this info already resides on the site.
- Event listings are generally shown in order of date and may be viewed by scrolling ahead or various searches. As the date of the event approaches, the ad will move to the top where it becomes constantly visible on the main page of the site and guaranteed to be seen by virtually every visitor.
- The dimensions of this space fit ads up to 280 x 440 pixels
- In an effort to keep our advertising affordable to independent musicians and businesses who sustain our live music community, we offer up this space for Live Music Event Advertising only at a flat rate. This is exceptional value, as ads shown here get the immediate attention of everyone landing on our front page and skimming ahead in our events calendar.
Rotating Ad Panel space
- The 2nd advertising area currently available is in our Rotating Ad Panel, found to the right of our event listings and directories.
- These ads may be graphic, html or even flash animation. (Custom ad design is also available.)
- We offer click-through advertising for business ads in this area. This means that these ads can carry a user through to your own website, or open to an e-mail window poised to send directly to you. It can even open to a custom built page containing further information.
* Event ads are automatically set up to "click through" to detailed event information as outlined in "Listings Ad Space" section above.
- Ads here may include Event advertising, Product advertising, Service advertising and more.
- Info in this panel may be targeted to specific demographics based on the genres of music the viewer has custom selected.
- The dimensions of this space fit ads up to 280 x 440 pixels or taller.
- Our custom ad-throttling system may spread your ad views out evenly from the day you start your ad campaign, to the day of the event or the day you wish to end your ad run, or weight it otherwise.
Self-Serve Advertising - Event Advertising you control yourself* This an optional feature. You may choose to send your ads to us, so that we can handle all the technical details for you.
LiveVan.com features an ad system, which puts control of how much or little your Event Ad runs, in your own hands. Here's how it works:
- After purchasing advertising credit, the amount is placed into your LiveVan.com user account.
- You log into your account, load your own event ads into the system, and decide how much exposure you want to give them by assigning whatever amount of credit you wish to each separate ad.
- After we approve the show listings the ads to go live to the site.
- Each time you run an ad, credit is deducted from your LiveVan.com user account.
- All of this is done through your web browser and requires no special technical knowledge
There are several payment options to choose from:
- Interac Email Money Transfer If you have online banking that supports Interac Email Money Transfers then simply use that feature to transfer payment to the email of your billing contact (listed below). A receipt will be prepared and, unless otherwise specified, credit will be deposited into the sender's LiveVan.com user account.
- Mail You can simply mail a cheque to us. Please call or e-mail us, specifying the amount of credit you wish to purchase & your contact info, so that we can prepare an invoice showing our mailing address, and anticipate your payment. Please make the cheque out directly to The Indivision Network, or to your billing contact (listed below).
- Paypal You can pay instantly online with a credit card or your paypal account. You may purchase your ad online while uploading your poster, or call or e-mail us specifying amount of credit you wish to purchase & your contact info so that we can prepare an invoice making this payment option available to you.
- Custom Arrangement Feel free to contact us to make an alternate payment arrangement which may be more convenient for you.
With our rapidly growing, targeted live music audience, and our low rates and cost per impression, LiveVan.com is the perfect place to advertise your business or events.
For more information, contact: