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All You Need To Know About The Impact Of The Pallet Lifter

The festival industry is well known for large events such as Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds with millions from across the UK making the trip every year. However a lesser known fact is that there is an army of production staff and event staff working extremely hard to ensure the event is successful. Part of the reason for this is their use of the pallet lifter which we will look at further.

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What Is The Pallet Lifter?

The pallet lifter is a tool which is regularly used by production teams to move heavy goods and equipment across different festival sites. Normally they are used within warehouse environments but can also be used outside them. Pallet lifters can be used to lift goods which would normally require several people to lift. A Pallet lifter is normally operated by just one person and are simple to use and manoeuvre supplies/equipment. They are normally used to transport heavy goods short distances.

Why Is It Used At Festivals?

There are a number of different reasons as to why pallet lifters are used at festivals. One of the main reasons is it frees up more staff to do other roles. Another reason why it is used at festivals is it is lightweight and mobile allowing for equipment to be moved quickly and effectively to where it is needed. This sort of equipment is essential at festivals as there is often a quick turnover after each artist performs and their equipment is moved on and off stage and into their vehicles. They are also cost effective which allows for several to be used at one event.

Advantages Of The Pallet Lifter

  • Can be used to navigate small narrow areas with ease thanks to its compact design
  • Can lift in some cases over a tonne of goods or equipment that needs moved
  • Requires very little training to operate and only requires one operator
  • Compared to its alternatives it is fairly affordable for most events companies
  • requires very little maintenance

Alternatives To The Pallet Lifter

As well as the Pallet Lifter there are a number of alternative forms of equipment which can be used in a festival environment in order to move goods and ensure that the festival runs effectively. One of the most popular alternatives to the pallet lifter is the forklift truck. The forklift truck has a number of different unique capabilities and traits that set it apart.

  • Can lift weights over 3 tonnes
  • Requires one operator
  • Requires a driver that has sat a training course and holds a certificate allowing them to operate the forklift
  • The forklift is much larger than the pallet lifter and costs significantly more to purchase
  • The forklift typically requires regular maintenance in order remain in working order

Conclusions

Overall there are a number of different conclusions which can be drawn. The pallet lifter is one of the most affordable and efficient ways in which workers at festivals can carry out their roles moving supplies etc. To conclude pallet lifters are an excellent tool which can be utilised well at events and large festivals.


Reasons for Buying Golf Buggies in Scotland

Golf buggies in Scotland have a huge market. Scotland has an abundance of countryside, as well as golf courses and a whole manner of outdoor areas that could benefit from the use of a golf buggy, including movie and music video sets.

Reasons That You May Opt for Buying Golf Buggies in Scotland

Golf buggies in Scotland are no longer just for on the golf course, there are many reasons that you choose to get a golf buggy. This is due to them being so versatile, with the ability to be used for a lot of different reasons. These are just some of the many reasons that so many people opt to buy a golf buggy.

Cruise for Less

Gold buggies in Scotland give you far more mobility for less, not only are they cheaper than other vehicles upfront, they are also cheaper to run as they require less fuel and still get decent mileage. You can also get battery powered and even solar powered golf buggies in Scotland, making them even more cost effective.

Make Great Work Vehicles

Golf buggies in Scotland can make excellent work vehicles as they can be used on a number of different types of terrain. Golf buggies are often used in the film and entertainment industry to get from one side of the set to another, they can also be used for a number of different music industries, including;

  • Stables and equestrian centres
  • Campgrounds
  • Parks
  • Schools and colleges
  • Country clubs
  • Retirement communities
  • Landscapers
  • Hospitals
  • Military bases
  • Hotels
  • And, of course, golf courses

Adventure Vehicles

Although golf buggies in Scotland can be used off road, they aren’t designed for it. With a few alterations, however, they can make excellent off road vehicles that are perfect for adventures. New tyres, a lift kit and any additional features that you can think of have the potential to be added and transform a regular golf buggy into the ultimate off road vehicle.

You Own a Large Property

If you own a large property with a lot of land in Scotland, then gold buggies could benefit you. Whether you need to move objects or materials from one side of your property or another or you just want to make getting around a little easier, you should consider investing in golf buggies in Scotland.

Affordable

Even if the price of golf buggies in Scotland is too much for you to pay for upfront, there are multiple companies that offer payment plans to help you split the payment and help make a golf buggy a lot more affordable.


Reasons That Your Music Marketing Might Not Be Working

If you are just getting started out in the music industry or have been at it for ages with nothing doing well for you so far, then you may be in need of some tips in music marketing. Here are some of the reasons that your music marketing strategy may not be working.

You’re Only Using Social Media

Social media has many benefits, especially in the music industry. This doesn’t mean that should be your only form of advertising your music. Social media allows you to interact with fans on a more personal level, strengthening the bond and trust that your followers have with you. It’s also a great chance to promote new music to a very specific audience.

The let down with social media is that it’s not always the best platform to use for getting new people interested in your music and brand. Many people will ignore social media ads altogether and keep scrolling and whilst there is a chance of a post going viral and helping you gain exposure, it’s a pretty slim chance at that. Even great content can sometimes go unnoticed.

You should brand out a little more and get in contact with some traditional sources of advertising to find out what you can make work with your budget and remember, every little helps.

Another important note to take away from this is that not all communication should be done through social media. If you are getting in contact with business associates, labels, promoters or journalists, then contacting them through either call or email is far more professional. You also need to take into consideration that their inboxes on social media will likely already be flooded with wannabe musicians, so your message may be overlooked in the sea of spam.

You’re Ignoring Outsiders and Freelancers

Of course, everyone wants to get that feature article with a major music publication, however, this may not always be achievable. Even if you have a large number of followers it still might not be enough to secure that spot.

It’s essential to aim high but in the music industry especially, you need to build stepping stones in order to get where you want to be. In this industry nothing is handed to you, so if you see an opportunity, even if it’s not as glamourous as you’d hoped, take it.

Reaching out to smaller bloggers and publications is a great way to get your name out there. These bloggers will usually focus on a niche type of music, which means that their followers may all be a part of your target audience if you choose the right bloggers. These blogs may have a smaller reach but they have a far more targeted audience, which could end up meaning that more people take an interest in what you have to offer.

You Are Paying for Fake Followers, Likes and Views

It is easy to lie online, everyone knows that by now. Whether it’s fake news or fake views, there can be a lot of deception out there. Avoid websites that claim to be able to increase your followers drastically in a short space of time. These will most likely be fake accounts, which isn’t going to do anything for your brand.

Many record labels will expect artists to have a real following of fans and they are experts at weeding out the fake accounts. But let’s be honest, that’s not that difficult to spot if the account has hundreds of thousands of followers but posts are only getting 10 likes and a couple of comments.  You risk tarnishing your name as a professional before you’ve even started out and it looks incredibly desperate.


Eco-Songwriter Randy Todd plays Los Angeles

Santa Monica’s newest home for musicians and music lovers is The Trip. Westside LA has long been a place to hear great performances, and venues like the Brig, Hinano’s, the Bistro and the Red Garter have kept that magic happening. Now The Trip, formerly the Bitter Redhead via Nocturnal Bar, is poised to take over as the hottest stage in town.

Coming up on Monday, 12/15 at 8:30pm see Randy Todd, veteran L.A. singer/songwriter, do his amazing acoustic set of inspired and socially conscious originals, followed by a night of melodic improvisation, favorite covers played with a new twist, and exciting guitar work from some of the rising musical stars of Los Angeles.

Show up early and enjoy the fine wines, microbrews, and sake specials, and see the host of the Monday Night Acoustic Jam, Dan O’Sullivan, kick off the excitement with his own unique style. If you wanna sound like him, then checkout the superior singing method. Otherwise stick around for a Green Music performance by local legend and eco-activist Randy Todd. The night will end with some crazy jams featuring talented special guests, so don’t miss it. For the World!

The Trip is located at 2101 Lincoln, at Grant, in Santa Monica. Doors at 8pm, music starts promptly at 8:30. a suggested donation of $5 goes directly to supporting more music in the community!


Eco-Musician

The Green Movement involves artists from every nation and walk of life, all committed to helping preserve our environmental heritage from the ravages of apathy, greed, and ignorance. Through Music, we can heal. Through songs, we can communicate on an emotional level that is unique to sound, it’s ability to make us feel something – especially when that feeling is loving this world and everything on it. Clean water, clean air, climate change, and biodiversity are some of the most urgent issueswe will ever face, and every second counts when rainforest species and countless medicines and miracles of the natural world are vanishing as we breathe, and the world gets closer to irrevocable widespread devastation brought about by environmental chain reactions.

We’ve all seen the world going crazy, storms, earthquakes, terrorists, greenhouse gasses, and more, some of which is just out of our control. But some of it is in our control and we can take steps, with purpose, to heal the damage unthinking generations have inflicted on this planet and begin to reverse the tide that could sweep us all into oblivion.

Watch the frogs. They are an indicator species, like salamanders, and these ‘keystone species’ let us know – like the canary in the coalmine – that something is going wrong and it’s time for immediate action. With the climate changing, many species of amphibians are dying off altogether, and many others losing drastic numbers of their kind, as molds and fungis attack their sensitive skins and they can no longer survive in a warming ecosystem.

Biodiversity could save us from countless diseases – known and unencountered yet – not to mention interspecies collapse on a world-threatening scale. Albert Einstein, the vegetarian, once said that the human race would have seven years to survive if the bees disappeared. And what’s been happening? Hive after hive has been found ravaged by mites now able to attack the bees, or abandoned by bees no longer able to navigate back to their home.

We need to grab the wheel, push the scarecrow out of the drivers seat and turn this gas-guzzler around. It’s time for those with the wisdom, the creativity, and the love to see the path that we call walk together, to help us head down it. Music will heal us, guide us, and save us from those parts of ourselves that grow jaded, anxious, depressed, resigned, and angry. So Eco-Musician is dedicated to that fighting spirit which lives in each of our souls and wants there to be a heaven on earth, and we the shepherds of Eden.