Remember to submit your requests fo corporate underwriting for your events well before the holidays and for sure, before the end of the year. If you wait longer, your request will go unconsidered for another year.
Don’t forget to mention all the perqs we have coached you about! Mention those in your proposal, as well.
I often use this photo as our Facebook profile photo, because not only is it a great shot of me and George, both- but WHY it was so great. Late 1990s, unseasonably cool weather at a California winery in the summer– and George was just the nicest, fun guy to work with. I expected a dry show and it was anything but– he was SO entertaining! It was a great gig.
I check email WAY too much, no matter what day or night or time. If there is something I can do immediately, consider it done.
BUT, the agencies, managers, tour managers, PR staff and ARTISTS are not available 24/7. So if you advertise that you are never closed, then what do you do say on THIS date, the day after Christmas? The staff and artist are wanting their time off. The industry (except those actively touring during the break) is all but closed until the first full business day of the next year. So what is that “24/7″ booking company going to do then? Annoy the hell out of people who don’t want to be bothered now, and maybe they will lose the booking or at the very least, create a little animosity that lasts throughout production and the show itself.
Best to chose someone like us (TARTAN TALENT) who knows the business for many many years (since 1991) and understands industry protocols and niceties.
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS!
When we talk, we’ll establish a budget for you (unless you’re experienced and already know the amount).
You tell me your wish list genres, and I will send you custom lists of who you can afford within that genre. i.e. R&B to 25K or Comedy to 5K, etc. Of course Pop to 1 million would be great too– we can do it all!
With every show we produce, we get great feedback. This is because of two big reasons. ONE: Our experience/knowledge/being fast on our feet (from 1991) and our extensive contacts; and TWO: our deep desire to make all parties (audience, artist, client) as happy as possible.