Booking Agents - Tips for searching Booking Agents
Our Booking Agent section covers agencies representing original bands and artists, booking them decent gigs across the circuit and festival slots. We also list agents who specialise in booking tribute and covers acts & bands for corporate events, weddings and private functions. Once you read through the info provided in our listings, it should be very clear which are which so you can make contact with the type of agency best suited to you.
Tips for contacting Booking Agents
Although you may be playing original music, some bands make a lot of money from performing at weddings and other events, so it can be worth considering as a side project to fund your own music. Booking agents Alive Network wrote this blog about how you can support your original music career through playing covers weddings and parties: http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/education/blog/369
Before getting in touch with Booking Agents we strongly suggest that you take 10 minutes or so to look at the website and/or social media profiles and read our listing details thoroughly to ensure the promoter in question caters for your style of music. Also, make sure you double check the info in our listing about how they prefer to receive music submissions so it has the best chance to being heard.
What’s in a Booking Agent listing?
• Contact details
• Social media profiles (where applicable)
• Contact name(s)
• Genres they specialise in
• Details of types of opportunities they can book you for
• Where you can submit demos and what format they prefer to receive
NB. Please note The Unsigned Guide can only publish the contact details and information that each individual company gives us permission to make publicly available so the level of detail in some listings can vary. We do our best to encourage companies and individuals listed to give as much info as possible to make sure the listings are helpful to you.
Further reading & advice
Follow the links below to documents & articles that we think can further help you covering how to best approach agents, plus mastering a great biog to send out:
Top 5 mistakes bands make in their biogs http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/510
The Unsigned Guide’s Top Tips for Approaching Music Companies http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/331
BPI Music Industry Maps http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/316