A booking agent is someone that has a responsibility of booking gigs for you. They primarily market you to various promoters to try to get you on the bill. They also negotiate the contract on behalf of you as well. In this article, we will be going over some more of the responsibilities a booking agent has, and we will be going over some of the primary benefits of having one.
More Responsibilities of a Booking Agent:
1. Liaise With Promoters To Book Shows.
The primary responsibility of a booking agent is to market you to various promoters and venues to get you on the bill for a show. Mostly they are finding you gigs and work.
2. Convince Venue Owners You Can Pull In a Crowd.
Another thing that they are going to do is convince the venue owners and promoters that you are going to be an excellent addition to the bill because you will be able to bring them more business. The more people you can bring, the better the chances of you getting booked for a gig.
Another responsibility of a booking agent is the negotiation of a gig. They mostly negotiate on behalf of you as an artist, and they try to get you the best possible deal on everything.
4. Organize Travel and Accommodation.
Another thing that they are going to do for you is organized travel and accommodation. Their responsibility is to get you the best possible deals on travel and accommodations which is going to ensure that you have a smooth experience performing at the gig and traveling to and from.
5. Get You High On The Bill.
They also have a desire to get you as high on the bill as possible because they want you to get paid the most. The higher on the bill you are, the more money you are going to make.
Benefits Of Hiring An Agent:
1. Completely Focus On Music.
The primary benefit that you will get from hiring one is the fact that you are going to be able to focus completely on music and not have to worry about finding jobs, getting paid, or doing anything else.
2. Better Gigs.
Another benefit is they likely have relationships with promoters and venue owners/operators which means better gigs for you in the long run.