Behind the Agents Desk

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From Intern to Agent

With my 6 year Anniversary at Sleeping Giant just passing, I thought it would be cool to chat about how to turn your internship into a job. Here are a few tips and tricks to grab your employers attention! 1. Persistence – At the end of the day, I truly believe it’s your job to […]

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Getting Your Foot in the Door of the Music Industry

Being one of the newest members of Sleeping Giant Music, I’d love to touch on the subject of entering the Music industry and some helpful tips for people who are just starting out. It can be a very overwhelming process and these crucial points could make all the difference in getting yourself from point A […]

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Doing That Favor Or Damage Rate Integrity

In today’s Behind the Agents Desk, Freddie Harb discusses options on how to best handle decision making when it comes to favors. Sometimes an artists career or other opportunities can be damaged by making the wrong decision or giving someone that favor. For example, if an artist plays for an extremely cheap rate in a market […]

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Preferred Networking Events

Networking events in the music business are some of the most important events for folks in this industry to attend. They are typically the best place to gain additional contacts, set up meetings, and potentially meet new artists and industry leaders. These are also ideal places to mingle with consistent clients and discuss future business. […]

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Reaching Out To An Agency

In today’s “Behind the Agents Desk” series we would like to briefly talk about artist inquires. Sleeping Giant Music gets a lot of artist inquiries every day. While we do take phone calls, you will be redirected to our “Artist Submission” page on our website. But what is the first thing you should do before picking […]

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What We Look For When Hiring

In today’s “Behind the Agents Desk” series I thought I would take a different approach. We are currently hiring for multiple positions so I thought I’d give some insight to specific things we might be looking for. You might be thinking, I will only get hired if I went to college or had experience in […]

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The Art of Opening At the Club

This is always a very touchy topic when it comes to the electronic dance world. Which in my opinion is probably the one of the hardest tasks you can ask an artist. How to have a rocking set but not overstep your boundaries. It may come a shocker but the opener is there to “OPEN” […]

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The Agent Day to Day

While working as a full-time booking agent at Sleeping Giant for the past five years, people always ask me about my day to day, so I thought I’d give you a little insight on what I do. Our industry is always on the go and sometimes it is not black and white, so you gotta […]

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Travel Tips For the Touring Artist or Musician

In this edition of Behind the Agents Desk Troy Gilmore presents at a few tips on how to make travel easier and smoother for a touring DJ. As an agent for over ten years Troy has  worked with many artists with varying degrees of aggressive tour schedules. From artists that perform over 120 shows a […]

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Creating, Following, Ignoring or Staying Up On Trends in Music

There has always been a common discussion on the artists who create vs follow or stay up on trends. You might be questioning what I am talking about. Lets use an example, back in 2007 when the so called “EDM Bubble” burst onto the scene, some DJs stayed on the same path that they did, […]

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