That is easy.
You can call and speak to an agent directly and they can answer questions you might have about an artist. You can also click "find out more" and fill out the booking inquiry form. An agent will contact you to discuss your questions.
Every artist is different, but in general the answer is no. There are many factors that go into this decision. Mainly it is due to time constraints. The artist generally arrives the day of the engagement and this doesn't allow for enough rehearsal with the house band. If the artist isn't comfortable with the band, it is difficult for them to minister effectively.
Occassionally, there are instances where the Artist will use the house band. Once contracts have been issued, You can speak to the manager and discuss this further.
The term "Plus expenses" refers to those expenses the sponsor is responsible for in addition to the artist honorarium. These expenses can include the artist travel (local and round trip), meals or per diem, and the lodging in conjunction with the event.
There are instances where the artist is willing to do a flat honorarium with the sponsor and take care of their own expenses. This fee usually has the expenses rolled into honorarium.
The process of booking an artist is pretty straight forward.
1. Decide upon a particular artist for the concert or appearance.
2. An offer is created with the details of the program and presented to the artist management for consideration.
3. Management confirms the date and contracts are issued.
4. Contract documents are reviewed, signed and sent back to the agency for counter-signature by artist management.
5. Fully executed contracts are sent to the sponsor.
The Technical Rider is a document that the artist uses to outline those items needed to make the concert or event run smoothly. These items are broken down into sections. Most have general needs and technical needs. Management for the artist can go over the technical rider and discuss what items can be substituted. If attached, the technical rider is part of the original contract. Technical Riders are available to review by contacting your agent.
Yes, they will.
We can put you in touch with the correct person to set this up. Each artist is different, some use a publicist, some use their label, and others use their manager to coordinate these. Under no circumstances can you confirm an artist to do an interview without first consulting management.