Different agencies offer different services. So when an artist joins an agency, whether it is for the first time or from another agency, it is really important that they understand what services the agency offers and what the artist and their management need to organise themselves.
When an agent starts working with an artist it is a relationship that may continue for decades. It’s super important that we make every effort to make the right decision in advance to avoid wasting a lot of time.
Once you have identified who you want to work with. The agent will need to sell their services, it’s a big decision for any artist so be prepared. And be prepared for a grilling!
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.
Bringing a team together around an artist can be a tricky thing to do. Agents at Midnight Mango get a broad training in many aspects of the Music Industry so they can help introduce artists to the people they need to know.
A booking agency must issue its artists with their Terms of Business (Terms And Conditions) before they can charge them a fee. This must be agreed in writing… There are some things that must be included and others that the agency may choose to include.