There are four basic principles to developing an ideal roster. Follow these in conjunction with your working goals and you’ll get to where you want to be faster.
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.
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.
An emerging band need to be great at self-promotion. It’s not enough to write great songs and deliver them. They also need to be great at drawing attention to themselves. They need to promote their shows because frankly, no one else is going to do it for them. Yet…
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.
In this blog post I update on progress with our Agent Freelancer Project at
International booking agency Midnight Mango announces its first album release LOCKDOWN SONGS. The highly collectable new album will be used to raise money to help booking agents back to work.
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.
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…
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?