Choosing the Right Booking Agent may be the Key to Career Advancement

Atlanta, Georgia – April 14, 2014 – Performing is critical to both the financial well-being and career direction of a musician or television personality.
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ATLANTA - April 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Whether well-known or aspiring, choosing the right gigs could mean the difference between success and hardship. “It is important to know your 5 to 10 year plan as a musician.” Says Career Planning Expert, Miah Derulo. “If you know where you would like to be 5 years from now, you are able to better plan which gigs, interviews, appearances etcetera, are going to benefit your career. One wrong move could be career suicide.”

For this reason, hiring a booking agency to help find and secure the right gigs is one of the most important decisions an aspiring artist or actor will make for themselves and their career. This ensures a solid flow of work based on a specific career path. A booking agent’s most valued assets are the knowledge of music, ability to market and sell acts, and the Rolodex of contacts throughout the music industry. A good booking agent is in the know of what is happening with all types of gigs, and knows where to put acts so that they can make the most money.

Costly? Not even. Booking agencies vary in policy and rates. Booking agents normally charge from 10 to 15% of each show that they book. Consider how many promotional packages would have to be manually sent out, and how many cold calls would have to be made, just to continue to have gigs to play. It will quickly become evident that really good booking agents can be worth their weight in gold.

It’s important to make sure your agent works for you first. “We really value the relationships we have with our clients. Says Krysia Simone, Manager of the Twelve Club Booking Agency based in Atlanta, GA, “Above all, we want to know that the client understands that we are working to help them achieve their goals of commercial success. We’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep clients happy and financially secure through their paid engagements. We truly look out for the artist first.”

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