Subscribing as a Performer, Artist, or Author

Who can subscribe to BPN?

Local musicians, artists, writers, and others who perform or create specifically for children, parents, or families can subscribe to BPN and post announcements about their events and programs for one year. 

Examples: Children's musicians, children's authors, and individual performers and creators such as character actors, storytellers, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon artists, and comedians.

NOTE:  If you are looking to interview parents or kids for your book, article, film, TV, or other media, please instead see Research & Reporter Queries.

How much does it cost to subscribe?

You have two options:

  1. Small business subscription ($75): This subscription is for small one-person businesses and it lets you post announcements  every 30 days about your performances or workshops or classes you offer. These posts are published on our website in listings such as "Kid-Friendly Events"  and "Classes for Kids" and are also included in the weekly newsletter mailed to all subscribers. You will have a profile page on BPN that you can update, that displays information about your business and your current posts. Parents who subscribe to BPN can post reviews of you on your profile page. Your business will be included in any relevant listings such as "Musical Performance" or "Party Performers". For more information about business subscriptions, see Subscribing as a Small Business. You can subscribe here under "Classes, Camps, Schools" and choose the $75 subscription.
  2. One-time event ($35): If you only want to post about one event, such as a performance or a book reading, and you don't want a profile page on the BPN website, purchase this subscription.  Your post will be published for 30 days in one of our listings such as "Kid-Friendly Events" and will be included in one newsletter mailed to subscribers. Your subscription will expire after that.  Subscribe here under "Tutors, Teachers & Performers" and include a brief note about what you want to post.  We'll send you instructions for posting your announcement when we process your subscription.  

What are the benefits of subscribing as a small business?

  • Ability to post every 30 days to the Announcements and Events listings on our website for one year. Posts are available to the public, and new posts are included in the weekly Announcements newsletter mailed to subscribers (50,000 subscribers as of Spring 2024.)
  • profile page on our website that you can edit, that contains information about your business and a link to your own website.  Parents who subscribe to BPN can post reviews of you directly to your profile page. Your profile page will be included in BPN's listings, in the category for your business's type of activity, such as "Story Tellers."   

Posting about classes, camps or tutoring

Classes & Camps: If you are mainly interested in publicizing a class or camp that you operate, you should subscribe as a class/camp. The fee is $75-$250, based on the maximum number of participants you can accommodate at once. This subscription includes a  profile page on BPN and you can post announcements about upcoming classes. See the FAQ for Camps, Classes, Teams & Groups and Subscribe here under "Classes, Camps, Schools"

Tutor/Teacher: If you are mainly interested in one-on-one tutoring or teaching, you can instead purchase the $35 tutor subscription, which lets you be listed in the Tutor/Teacher Listing under as many subjects as you offer, such as "Piano" and "Guitar."  This subscription does not include a profile page and it does not let you post announcements and events. For more information see Tutor & Teacher Businesses.