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July 3, 2021

Growing A Live Career – Video

Singer with old microphone

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.

June 27, 2021

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

Have I basically got this right?

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.

May 14, 2021

Promoting a show and who should be doing it

Girl guitarist

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…

May 5, 2021

The importance of advancing a show

Indie girl singer

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.

April 29, 2021

How the money works in a small show

gig in a small venue

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.

March 30, 2021

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

Justice

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.

March 18, 2021

A Band A Day For March!

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

November 6, 2020

Introducing The Midnight Mango Lockdown Fund

Lockdown Songs

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.

October 29, 2020

How can we help to help ourselves?

As a booking agency in the music industry, It’s pretty tough to take on new staff at the moment. But it isn’t impossible. Different models of employment can provide help and support whilst at the same time invest in a company’s future growth.

September 22, 2020

Think small and make something happen!

Girl with magnifying glass

People who work in music are creative and they need to do creative things to keep it together. So be creative, make events happen, not just for the money – but for well-being as well.

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Reviews

Keith
2021-07-22
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Exactly as described and a very fine listen.
Ronnie McGrath
2021-07-15
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Excellent company to deal with. Straightforward, concise and totally professional. Without hesitation,I would definitely recommend to anyone that's interested in putting on live music events, to contact this company.
Sarah Nelsey
2021-07-14
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Fantastic service booking acts through Midnight Mango again! Lovely communication. As ever from Matt and Pip - thanks guys.x
Mike
2021-06-29
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Great Service Midnight Mango were very helpful throughout the planning of my event.
Nick Thompson
2021-06-23
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Prompt responses Prompt response, gig sorted very quickly. Thanks Conrad.
Laurie Reese
2021-06-23
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Highly recommended Always easy to deal with. Smooth experience from start to finish with any bookings.
customer
2021-06-16
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Great agents, great bands Every Midnight Mango agent we deal with is great to work with . The bands are always top notch - so much so that we have people who buy tickets not because they know the band but because ' it's a Midnight Mango band ' . So , in our venue they've become a trusted brand . Thank you Midnight Mango !
Mrs N Tufft
2021-06-04
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Highly recommended and the roster continues to grow! Dave Thompson
Deano Macmillan
2021-06-03
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Use this talent agent! You wont regret it. Midnight mango have been absolutely brilliant in supplying us with bands! Straight away the agents wanted to know as much as possible about our venue and then recommended us the perfect fits for our cliental and vibe! Communication is always slick and easy, Thank you Midnight mango!
Iain Kilgallon
2021-06-01
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First Class from start to finish. They treat people like they would like to be treated, very refreshing indeed and a joy to work with.