So you’re planning an event or party and want to have live music? It’s important to get right as your musician will have a huge impact on the vibe and success of the day. This is an art, but it has some science to it as well, here are some tips/tricks for getting this right.
- Work with professionals. As in all things, you get what you pay for. Pro musicians charge higher but are almost always worth it. They have a track record of great gigs and understand how rooms and crowds work. You may find a hidden gem who comes cheap but it’s risky.
- Ask Questions. Ask whatever questions you need to up front before making the booking, you need an alignment of understanding and expectations between you and the artist before the day to make sure things go smoothly on the day.
- Get It In Writing. Contracts are always best in writing and signed by all parties. This will help keep things clear and open and make sure the day runs to plan.
- Work With An Agent. Agents will do most of the leg work for you and have access to artists you are likely not to find on your own. A good agent will fully understand your event and needs and make sure the artist is the perfect choice for it.
We hope that helps and if you have any further questions about booking live musicians please do not hesitate to contact us!