Your band is ready to start playing out and you realize you need something to give to venues, agents and others to help you promote your career. You are ready for a promo package. This being said it is very important that artists understand that a professional press kit is a must for the band that truly wants to be considered proficient. In many cases, it is the first thing the agent or vender sees about your band. Continue reading to find out more.
Most artists who are truly in tuned with the music industry know that the music manager’s job is to promote the artist’s career in all ways and at all times. However, in some cases as time goes by many expectations by the artist for their artist manager or artist management team may seem to fall short of the artist’s goals. Is it artist management failing to do their jobs or is it something entirely different? Read below for some insight you as a musical artist may not have thought about before.
Sooner or later as a musician who wants a career in the music business you are going to need a booking agent. What is a booking agent? A person whom finds the band a job, or arranges and sets up tour dates. The booking agent may also handle arrangements related to venue management. (Also known as a talent agent, a booking agent may act as liaison between the act and venue operators.) Another part of their job could entail ensuring that contractual obligations are met for both you as a musical artist and the venue.
Your time has arrived and you have received an offer of a recording contract. Although many artists are not business-minded, the recording industry is a business so you as an artist need to know how it works.Let’s take a look at some very important things to consider when making this important negotiation.