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March 29, 2022

Developing Your Roster (Part 2)

4 principles

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.

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.

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…

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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October 30, 2020

Lockdown Songs

Lockdown Songs

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.

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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Matt Caines
2022-04-07
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Sarah is brilliant to deal with ! Sarah is brilliant to deal with !
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2022-04-05
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2022-03-16
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The team at Midnight Mango are always a… The team at Midnight Mango are always a pleasure to do business with. I have worked with them for around 10 years now and their bands are just the best! They are the agency I recommend...the best in the business! Karen Burrows, Arts Programmer, SKDC Arts Centres
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2022-02-28
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2022-02-21
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2022-01-30
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