Behind the Agents Desk

Behind the Agent's Desk

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 […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

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” […]

Tags:
Behind the Agent's Desk

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 […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

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 […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

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, […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

Amsterdam Dance Event Edition

Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE I’m sure everyone of you out there has heard about ADE. This is one of those trips / conferences that should be on everyone’s agenda that is in the electronic music industry. I myself put off attending it for one reason or another throughout the years but I will never […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

What Is Your 2018 Game Plan?

We all know the saying, “new year, new me.” As we are in full swing into the new year, it might be best to start coming up with a game plan to make 2018 the best year yet! Whether you are an agent or an artist, consider these things to help get your year off […]

Tags:
Behind The Agent's Desk

Are CDs Still Relevant In the DJ World?

In the world of USB sticks, and SD Cards, many may think the CD has now become somewhat irrelevant in the DJ world. However, there are a select few DJs that still hang onto the history of the CD as a valuable tool. Here are a few reasons why some DJs continue to use or […]

Tags:
Behind The Agent's Desk

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 […]

Tags:
Behind The Agents Desk | Blog Series

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 […]

Tags: