How To Discover New Music

How To Discover New Music

It’s easy to get in a rut with your music listening – going back to the same tried and true artists, albums, and playlists. It’s important to think beyond who is getting the most plays on your personal Spotify, especially when thinking about who you want to book...
What is Billing for Concerts?

What is Billing for Concerts?

When planning a live entertainment event, you may be asked about something called “billing.” Contrary to how it may sound, it has nothing to do with a financial bill or the fee you are paying the artist, but instead it is actually referring to the way you...
How to Book a Celebrity

How to Book a Celebrity

Looking to make a big impact on the audience at your next event? Hoping to drive more traffic to your tradeshow booth? Wanting a big name celebrity at your next event but have no idea where to start? You are not alone, but before you start “booking a famous person” to...
I Should Have Used a Middle Agent

I Should Have Used a Middle Agent

University staff and graduate student advisors, this one goes out to you. A little about me:  I got my Masters of Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (Student Affairs Focus) from Portland State University in 2014 and took my first job out of Graduate School...
How To Review & Edit an Entertainment Contract & Rider

How To Review & Edit an Entertainment Contract & Rider

Entertainment contracts can be daunting with legal jargon, unfamiliar terminology, riders filled with technical equipment you’ve never heard of before, and confusing payment terms. Where do you even start? How do you protect yourself and your venue? Although there are...
What is a Hard Ticket Event? What is a Soft Ticket Event?

What is a Hard Ticket Event? What is a Soft Ticket Event?

Entertainment industry terminology can be daunting. Two terms that industry folks often throw around without explaining to buyers is “hard ticket” vs “soft ticket” events. Let’s break down the two types of events and give a little context: What is a Hard Ticket Event?...