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Music Business Conferences

Music Business Conferences

In this post we take a closer look at the Music Business Conference. They form an integral part of a typical booking agent’s calendar. They provide an opportunity for agents to meet with talent buyers face to face, show-case artists, learn from industry leaders and generally have a good time in a city somewhere else from the normal place of work. Fun it may be, but it is still very much work!
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Growing A Live Career – Video

Growing A Live Career – Video

English Folk Expo got in touch in touch and asked me to give a lecture entitled Growing A Live Career. Here is the video of the lecture. You can also watch it from inside the Folk Talk Academy portal. Where you can also download my slides.
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A recent history of the UK government and the live events industry…

A recent history of the UK government and the live events industry…

How I see the sequence of events that have led to yet another summer of live events being decimated. The difference this summer though, is that the reasons are largely down to incompetence and were therefore avoidable.
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Promoting a show and who should be doing it

Promoting a show and who should be doing it

An emerging band need to be great at self-promotion. It’s not enough to write great songs and deliver them with power and panache, they also have to be great at drawing attention to themselves – they need to make themselves fascinating, intriguing and mysterious. They need to promote their shows because frankly no one else is going to do it for them. Yet…
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The importance of advancing a show

The importance of advancing a show

Sometimes when a band get a new agent they automatically think everything will be advanced for them. It won't be, the band need to take responsibility for this or pay someone else to.
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How the money works in a small show

How the money works in a small show

Sometimes it can be hard to swallow how little money is due to the artist when the ticket price is low, even tho the artist has sold a decent number of tickets. In this blog post I explore how that can very easily happen.
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Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Contract Clause… and Pontins…

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Contract Clause… and Pontins…

In this blog post I address the impact of The Equality Act (2010) on our touring business and how we as agents need to protect our artists and their audiences from discrimination.
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A Band A Day For March!

A Band A Day For March!

In this blog post I update on progress with our Agent Freelancer Project at Midnight Mango
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Introducing The Midnight Mango Lockdown Fund

Introducing The Midnight Mango Lockdown Fund

We announce a new project called the MIDNIGHT MANGO LOCKDOWN FUND. With this fund, we will create freelance work opportunities for booking agents within our company. One of the ways we are raising capital for the project is through a crowdfunded project.
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Alan Bates
2021-12-01
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Quick and Efficient Ethan was excellent and very quick to respond. He also understood the flexibility of contract required for our bespoke event.
John Beverly
2021-11-23
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Undisclosed costs I was disappointed that the full cost of the show wasn’t disclosed up front. I.E. the rider cost which I found excessive for such a small show. But the agent did sort it out for me. John Beverly Krakatoa Aberdeen
Claire M
2021-11-22
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Very easy to deal with Very easy to deal with - will use again
Christina
2021-11-16
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Excellent Service The team are very responsive and easy to communicate with offering a great roster of talent. Well done!
Owen Branes
2021-08-19
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Always helpful and happy to work around… Always helpful and happy to work around any specific issues our end. Nothing is too much trouble date movement due to covid etc etc .
Edgar Coate
2021-08-11
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Amazing roster I've known Midnight Mango since the days when John Smith was an upcoming artist and their roster is now even more amazing and their professionalism is unmatched. Saw some amazing acts at Beautiful Days and Funke and the Two Tone Baby rocked the Bimble Inn with a bouncing crowd.
David Francis
2021-08-11
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Responsive and helpful Responsive and helpful. Thanks.
Ash
2021-08-10
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Big Up Midnight Mango! Pip has been a pleasure to deal with, prompt and friendly. We're big fans of so much of Midnight Mango's roster and would not hesitate to look to book further artists for our future events.
Moya Taylor
2021-07-30
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Really helpful with finding us… Really helpful with finding us fantastic artists at short notice. Will definitely use them again! Chickenstock Music Festival
Keith
2021-07-22
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Exactly as described and a very fine… Exactly as described and a very fine listen.