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How Are You Structuring Your Deals? Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:15:15 +0000 Many artists are curious on how they can break out of their market and start traveling more. One of the biggest issues I see is the way certain artists structure their deals. I’ve decided for my “Behind the Agents Desk” post today to briefly discuss the pros and cons of each type of deal you might face while touring:

1. Trades – Trades follow the common philosophy as I scratch your back you scratch mine and can help get an artist into another market. Trades work best with DJs that can give them their slot and vice versa.

PRO – Can get a young DJ into a new market.
CON – Fee’s are usually local rates and no expenses included.

2. All In – All in deals are short for “All Inclusive” and are usually a good way to get started for younger talent. All in deals do not include any expenses so all of that will be paid for by the artist.

PRO – Usually negotiated at a much higher fee to include some of the expenses.
CON – Artist bears cost of flights, hotels, ground, meals and any other expenses incurred while on the road. Some artists stay with friends to make it cheaper, which removes privacy.

3. Fee + Hotel – Landed – “Landed” usually refers to the artist flying himself to the respective city and the purchaser covering the cost of the performance, a hotel room and ground service for the artist.

PRO – Artist does not have to cover all of the expenses. Driving if the destination is close enough can save on flight costs.
CON – Fee is lower and artist still has to cover cost of the flight. Flight can be expensive so always check flights before accepting the show.

4. Fee + Flight/Hotel/Ground/Meals – The king of all deals. This covers the artist in every which way. Artists must be in demand and commanding high fee’s for these types of deals to be offered.

PRO – Artist pays for nothing.
CON – There really is no CON about this type of deal other than your travel time!

Hopefully that gives some newer artists some insight to a few of the different deal structures we encounter!

Freddie Harb

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The Groove Cruise Los Angeles 2014 Recap Video Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:08:39 +0000 The official Groove Cruise Los Angeles 2014 Recap Video is out! Watch and relive all the madness and music that changed over 15,000 lives on this epic oceanic experience. SGM artists Scooter & Lavelle, Donald Glaude and Kristina Sky all took part in the insanity and played shows throughout the 4-day cruise. Grab your beach attire and get ready, as we set sail and reembark on the unforgettable weekend from Groove Cruise Los Angeles 2014. The Groove Cruise started in 2004 and each year generates enthusiasts from all over the world who love dance music, dance parties and most importantly, love to have a good time. The amenity packed cruise ship sails from LA and Miami each year for a 3-4 day mind-altering, high energy experience where attendees get to listen to and interact with their favorite music artists daily. Make sure you’re prepared as Groove Cruise LA 2015 will be here before you even know it!

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Dynamix on The Layover Show Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:58:46 +0000 VH1′s Master of the Mix, DJ Dynamix recently blessed us with a live set on The Layover Show on Traklife Radio. Head over to his Soundcloud and listen as he tears it up on the 1′s and 2′s with two very eclectic sets. Also tune in as Dynamix sits down for an interview in between his sets to discuss some of his experiences and inspirations being a DJ. You do not want to miss this!

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Shoe Scene Symphony Wins At Turntable Lab Remix Contest Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:08:54 +0000 A BIG congratulations to Shoe Scene Symphony for winning the Realized Award at the 2nd Annual Turntable Lab Remix Contest! They were able to capture the award with their thoughtful and well-executed remake of the Janet Jackson favorite, “Go Deep.” You can check out their remix and grab your copy on LegitMix now. For a full list of the contest winners, visit the Turntable Lab website. Congrats again guys!

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George Acosta Crosses Over 500 Episodes of his “Lost World” Podcast Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:43:07 +0000 Last month, George Acosta crossed over 500 episodes of his “Lost World” podcast with its 505th episode. These podcasts have gained a great following and have only risen in popularity with episodes reaching up to 100,000 plays. Head over to George’s Soundcloud now and check out the latest episodes if you’re in the need of some awesome tunes!

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Put Your Customers First Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:46:09 +0000 Here in San Diego we have recently seen a lot of venues close, re-open, close, open and close again, one after the other. For this Behind the Agent’s Desk I would like to share with you a quote that I came across the other day. It relates more to live venues but the concept can be applied to clubs and bars just the same. Bringing in a constant flow of customers is vital to the success or downfall of any venue. Make sure you are putting your customers first. What are their wants and needs when they are checking out your city’s nightlife?

“The best thing about running a club is that you realize it’s not about YOU, it’s about the immediate community and what their needs and likes are. If you had your own record label or own management company or own blog, you could dictate an agenda that spoke to you and your tastes. When you book a club, it’s almost satisfying to be able to let your friends and acquaintances have their bands and friends play (as long as they draw some drinking customers), despite what you may think of the band’s music… If talent buyers booked bands they loved, my guess is, there would be five shows a year at each club, not enough for anyone to be truly happy. The No. 1 thing that talent buyers want to know is: can you bring a ton of thirsty people to come see you play a show on a Monday night? If I don’t personally love them as much as Midlake or Phoenix or Charlotte Gainsbourg, it can certainly be forgiven, all bands have merit for the most part.”

-Jack “Skippy” McFadden, the head talent buyer at Union Hall and the Bell House in Brooklyn

Madison Quartiano
Operations Manager

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D Miles Interview with Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:28:07 +0000 NoticeWorthy recently sat down with nationally acclaimed DJ D Miles for a one on one interview. Read along as he drops some fun facts about himself and his career. If you want to get the inside scoop and know more about one of Las Vegas’ hottest DJs, head over to the NoticeWorthy website and read up on the interview now!

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Shoe Scene Symphony Releases New Mix + Bootleg Pack After Reaching 10K Facebook Likes Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:17:12 +0000 To show their appreciation, Shoe Scene Symphony recently dropped a new mix + bootleg pack after reaching 10K likes on their official Facebook page. The mix features tracks played on their sets, and some of their own remixes, edits and mashups. Download your own copy on Mixcloud today!

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D Miles Launches A New Website Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:29:14 +0000 Make sure to check out the brand new website from the one and only D Miles! Stay up to date with the latest news, music and upcoming shows from one of Las Vegas’ hottest resident DJs!

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