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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
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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.

August 9, 2020

Cap In Hand!

Piggy Bank

I posted to Facebook on my phone about applying to Arts Council England for a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund – it wasn’t going to be an official blog post but the reaction was so overwhelming and generous that I went ahead and posted here as well… as follows…

August 1, 2020

What happened to my job at the agency?

Time Bomb

Booking agents may have thought their jobs were safe until the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – yet many agencies are making redundancies now in August 2020. Why is it they can’t foot the bill now and keep all their staff employed until the scheme ends?

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Reviews

Richard Gray
2021-05-03
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After my original intended band fell through Ewan very kindly sent an email round his compatriots and Louise put me in touch with Cable Street Collective. All done very helpfully and efficiently. Thank you. Rich Jeffreys Woodstock
John
2021-04-22
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Professional service, good variety of artistes, good communication
Mr. M. Paice
2021-04-15
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Great friendly and open communication. Flexible and efficient organisation. Greatly reduced the stress of booking the band for my event.
Sarah Lacey
2021-04-13
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Oustanding agents, friendly knowledgeable and professional!
Pedro Galhoz
2021-03-15
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Nice artists, nice people! Simple as that.
Jase Hawker
2021-03-10
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Mark Bale
2021-03-10
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An approachable agency team that are pleasure to deal with.
Ross
2021-03-04
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Ian and Matt were very understanding and helpful when rearranging our wedding due to COVID-19. Also reassured us regarding T&C’s which was very useful. Quick to reply to correspondence. I would happily recommend Midnight Mango to friends.
FFF Promotions
2021-03-03
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Midnight Mango are always a pleasure to deal with and will always work hard to get the right acts booked for your event. I tend to consider acts from their roster before anywhere else because I know it’ll be an easy ride.
Jim Driscoll
2021-03-02
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