Do you want to know how to start a talent booking business? If you do, you’ve come to the right place. With that said, continue to read on to find out how to do it, and then you can decide whether or not you want to start your talent booking business.
1. Research Rules And Regulations
The first thing you need to do is find out what the rules, regulations, and laws are in regards to opening a talent booking agency in the area you want to operate in. There may be laws and regulations you have to follow, such as needing to obtain a license or business permit, and you may be required to get bonded. Different areas have different laws, so do a little research on what you have to do to get your talent booking business up and running.
2. The Type Of Talent You Want
“You also need to figure out what type of talent you want to represent and book.” says Jennifer Shaw of Noteable Entertainment. “Many agencies tend to stick with serving one or two kinds of talent, such as models and actors or celebrity appearances and musicians. We represent various talents from comedians to musicians. The choice is up to you whether you want to represent one type of talent, two types of talent or many different kinds of talent. Once you figure out the kind of talent you want to serve, you can work on recruiting talent, which is rather easy to do.” Noteable has a list of musicians they represent at http://noteable.net/entertainment/music.
3. Draft Contracts
You want to develop talent agency contracts, and you should have an entertainment attorney do this for you. Also, you will want to be able to customize arrangements for bookings and be able to modify contracts if need be, and this is why hiring an attorney is important. A good entertainment attorney will provide you with sensible advice and explain to you what the most standard contracts types there are. By hiring an entertainment lawyer, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor, and you’ll make things a lot easier on yourself.
4. Contact Venues
Once you have decided on the talent you want to represent and you’ve recruited talent, drafted contracts and have complied with laws, rules and regulations; then you can start contacting venues. You can use the internet to locate venues that may be interested in booking the kind of talent you represent, and you can use the telephone directory to gather numbers of venues. Make sure you create marketing materials to send out to potential customers and make sure you maintain regular contact with those who decide to become your customer. If you recruit enough talent, and you provide excellent customer service, and you reach venues on a regular basis, then you will be successful.
That is general information about starting a talent booking business. You may feel overwhelmed, but starting a talent booking business isn’t as difficult as you may think it is. With that said, all you have to do now is decide whether or not starting a talent booking business is right for you.