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Social Media: Which Platforms To Utilize

When it comes to social media, there are many questions, but only one indisputable answer. Social media is a necessity and can’t be ignored. Whether you are an entertainment booking agency, or a musician, or even a small business, social media is the quickest way and reach your fans and/or consumers. With an ever changing […]

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What To Look For In A Lawyer

One of the most important things I would stress when dealing with legal matters is talking to a professional lawyer. Although lawyers may be expensive they really can save you from major complications down the road. We were lucky enough years ago to find a solid entertainment lawyer that was willing to work with us […]

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Live Event Safety & Security

In the wake of the tragedies at BPM Festival as well as other recent incidents at various nightclubs and events in 2016, I wanted to take a look at the topic of safety and security at events and briefly outline a few key suggestions to make sure the events you are traveling to are safe. […]

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DJs, Are You Prepared For Disaster?

Accidents do happen and all DJs should take the necessary steps to make sure you avoid all unexpected issues. Having your music and files on an external hard drive could be the key to getting back up and running if you’re having technical issues. Also, having spare USBs ready to play can be essential when […]

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From DJ, to Agent. A Peek Behind the Curtains

So, you’re a DJ or music producer and you think you have the “industry” alllll figured out, or you might just be frustrated with where you’re at in your career, or don’t understand why certain things are not happening for you that you feel you’ve earned, and maybe even, you’re not getting the attention you […]

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What an Agent Looks For In an Up and Coming Artist

This is a question that a lot of agents have received on a regular basis. How can I be on your roster? Every up and coming producer / DJ wants to be given a chance, wants to be on an agency, wants to play the great venues, and of course, have those nice fees that […]

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Breaking Down the Music Recording Process

Studio Quality vs. Home Studio Quality A lot of artists are spending time at their home studios recording, mixing and mastering. While this is can be efficient and more cost effective, the most important aspect that people forget is sound quality. All Electronic or “In-the-Box” While it may not be necessary to go into a […]

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Exploring the Role of a Tour Manager

In this edition of Behind the Agents Desk, I wanted to discuss the role of a Tour Manager. During my time in the music business there are several questions that consistently come up when discussing roles and responsibilities of various members of an artist’s “team”. One such question is what is the role of a […]

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How Are You Pitching to A&R?

As an artist, one of the most difficult tasks is to get record labels and booking agencies to take a chance on you and give you a shot. You may believe that your talent and product has was it takes but unfortunately, the harsh reality is not everyone will feel the same. When you pitch […]

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Tools Of The Trade

The booking business is a people based business, It’s all about representing the best interest of your talent, prospecting, establishing relationships with new clients, and maintaining lasting relationships. Whether you are an artist trying to get your brand to take off, or an aspiring individual hoping to work in the business of music, some basic […]

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