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Musical Talent Suggestions

Are you seeking musical talent, but do not know who you might be able to afford for your budget?

We will be glad to help.

Let's start with a basic understanding of price quoting.

Prices are typically discussed as "artist's fee" plus "all costs". For example, "$50,000 plus all costs, such as travel, lodging, local production, etc."  There are exceptions. However, this method of quoting an artist's fee is very common.

You will be asked to discuss artists in terms of the artist's fee - NOT in terms of your TOTAL budget.

For proper planning, if your "total" budget for the show is $75k, you will need to be looking for an act in the $40k-$50k range.

For a quick estimate of the extra costs associated with an artist, you might consider using the "50% rule".
This means, add an extra 50% to the artist's fee to arrive at an estimate for the extra costs.

For a $50k act, add an extra $25k to your talent-fee budget, to arrive at an estimate of $75k for the total cost of the show. This is strictly a rough estimate for determining a budget quickly. The actual total costs could very well be more, or less.

Now, you will need to complete and submit an information request form.

On the form, you will need to indicate your preferred music style or genre, such as "country" or "country-rock". Feel free to list more than one preference, such as "country, pop/rock, or alternative rock".

You will need to indicate your preferred price range for talent fee. A typical range might be one of the following: "$35k-$50k, $50-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$300k, $300k-$500k, etc." We refer to this as your "comfortable budget" range. It is not necessarily what you can afford, but what you are prepared to spend. Remember to have an extra/separate budget of 50% to cover the anticipated extra costs. We are unable to respond to requests that state "I have no budget" or "open" or "negotiable".

Once we receive your submitted information, we will send you a list of suggestions within this price range. Please be aware that we do ask that you provide the most accurate "budget" range when you submit your information. If your maximum budget indicated is only $35k, we will discuss ONLY names that are affordable for your indicated budget. Sorry, we will not be able to spend time discussing "A-list" major names just because you are curious, when your budget figure tells us you cannot afford them.

Budget minimum requirements will be clearly posted.

We do want and appreciate your business. Consider us part of your "team".

To get started, look for a link titled "Booking information" - located on most pages of this site.

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Booking information  For professional booking requests only. Thank you.

For serious booking requests only.


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