Re: Working with a booking agent
- From: MegaSwing <MegaSwing@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 08:48:28 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 4, 4:48 pm, "js" <noth...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'd worry less about the specific covering, and more about covering your
Add a guarantee for outdoor gigs, period. ideally, something like "in the
even of inclement weather band will be paid x% of the total, (with "x"
ideally being 100%). The Band Representative will have the final authority
on performing during inclement weather conditions.
Event agrees to provide all support needed for the performance of a live
music group, including adequate grounded power outlets, functional lighting,
tents or coverings, space heaters or fans if outdoors. Representative
reserves the right to refuse to perform until any support issues have been
rectified to Representatives satisfaction."
Something like that. Obviously, this will all be up for negotiation, but you
should AT LEAST get a significant percentage of your nut for showing up to
the gig, and you should also get it if you feel the weather is too
bad/dangerous for you to play in.
I've been burned by that outdoors bullshit more times than I can count, so
I'm a real stickler for guarantees on those gig now.
"JoeSpareBedroom" <newstr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"JimmyM" <m...@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:44:22 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"
beMy band has found a booking agent who's got contacts outside of the area
where it's convenient for us to knock on doors for gigs, but where we'd
OK with traveling for work if the situation warrants it. We've come up
three requirements for the arrangement with the agent:
- We must review all contracts before signing, if the agent is the party
being asked to sign on behalf of the band.
Won't happen. But it does help if one guy can take gigs on behalf of
the band without contacting them first. I've lost a few gigs that way
until I wised up.
I agree, and I should've been more clear. When I book gigs, I don't haveto
consult with the rest of the band unless I'm unsure about someone's
schedule, or there's something highly unusual about the gig, like the time
we were asked to play on Mars with no tent.
- We'll provide a list of venues where we already have business
relationships, and the agent cannot "work" those venues.
Shouldn't be a problem.
- We've been asked to play some outdoor situations where absolutely no
preparations had been made (or even thought about) for bad weather. So,
need to discuss basic requirements so you don't waste your time with
Definitely require covering on outdoor gigs.
I agree, so it was fun to have a conversation this past summer withsomeone
arranging an outdoor festival, and who told me that "Generally, rain hasnot
been an issue in past years." Yeah. Generally.- Hide quoted text -
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A band I used to be in had a sliding scale for gig day compensation,
basically culminating in 'if the band starts its first song, payment
in full is required'. I forget what the different levels of
commitment were, but you get the picture. The only way no money would
change hands was if the gig was cancelled before anyone left home.
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