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March 29, 2022

Developing Your Roster (Part 4)

Winning

A roster should develop its own identity. Talent buyers will remember good rosters and the agents that run them. This will make it easier for the agent to develop their network.

Developing Your Roster (Part 1)

Agent goals

A good roster will have an identity of its own. It will form a cohesive group of artists and the agent will become known for the artists they work with. This will make the agent’s work less chaotic and reduce the number of talent buyers they need to work with.

October 4, 2021

Show Deals – An Overview

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What it says on the tin! In this post we go through the five most common types of deals that music booking agents strike with promoters. Agents need to know when to use each type of deal and understand what they mean for their artists’ income.

September 13, 2021

What we do and what we don’t do

Job description

Different agencies offer differing degrees of service to the artists that they represent. 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.

July 19, 2021

The Payment Schedule

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When we make an agreement between the artists and the purchaser then both parties agree that a show will take place on a certain day in the future. If that show doesn’t happen, then a day is missed in the artists diary – this results in significant loss of potential earnings for the artist – and by extension the agency as well. A well considered Payment Schedule can reduce the likelihood of cancellation and assure payment where shows are cancelled.

May 5, 2021

The importance of advancing a show

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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.

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

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 23, 2020

Agent Freelancer Platform

The Agent Freelancer Platform is designed to help experienced agents who have found their work disrupted by the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are looking for agents who want an agency that provides the backroom services and support they need to get on with representing their roster of artists.

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