booking fees (SEND VIA VENMO @BILLY-HALLS OR CASH APP $BASSMANBILLY)

performances at proud mary bbq, KINGS LANDING, & SLAINTE PUBLIC HOUSE - NEW as of MAY 1, 2024

  • SOLO PERFORMANCES - $15.00
  • DUO PERFORMANCES - $25.00
  • TRI0 PERFORMANCES - $35.00
  • BAND PERFORMANCES - $50.00

* THESE RATES ARE FIRM UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED UPON IN WRITING

     

ALL OTHER performances BOOKED BY IABMC - New as of MAY 1, 2024

  • ALL OTHER VENUES / FAIRS / FESTIVALS / ETC. WILL BE 10% OF THE AGREED UPON RATE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AGREED UPON IN WRITING.

 

WHY ARTISTS USE BOOKING & MANAGEMENT COMPANIES:

  1. Expertise and Contacts: Agencies have knowledge of the industry and have established contacts with promoters, venues, and other industry professionals, which can help in securing better opportunities.
  2. Time and Effort: Managing bookings can be time-consuming. Agencies take care of this, allowing artists to focus on their music and other creative endeavors.
  3. Negotiation Skills: Agencies are experienced in negotiating contracts and can secure better terms and fees for the artists.
  4. Legitimacy: Having a reputable booking agency can lend credibility to an artist and can attract better opportunities.
  5. Career Development: An experienced booking agent can provide valuable advice and guidance on career development and can help in shaping an artist’s career path.

WHY PROMOTERS/VENUES USE BOOKING AGENCIES:  

  1.  Access to Talent: It provides promoters and venues access to a roster of artists.
  2.  Efficiency: It’s more efficient to deal with an experienced agency than to negotiate with each artist individually.
  3.  Reliability: Agencies ensure that contractual obligations are fulfilled and can provide alternatives if any issues arise.
  4.  Market Knowledge: Agencies have insights into market trends and can provide advice on which artists would be the best fit for a specific event or venue.

CONCLUSION: 

  • While many artists manage to book shows independently, especially when they are starting, a music booking agency can play a crucial role as an artist’s career progresses, helping to secure more and better opportunities, manage logistical details, and provide strategic advice.