Some entertainers have their own contracts, but many do not, making it necessary for you to put everything down on paper and send it to the entertainer. Smokinghotproductions provides the best entertainers to make your party a hit.
There is an internet subscription service that lists thousands of entertainers, who their personal manager is (if any), and/or how to reach them. All entertainers are available to a full-service agent, rather than just a handful of acts that the agent has been able to put together.
When making your arrangements with entertainers make sure that you discuss everything:
- Location. Best to send the act a map.
- Date of performance.
- Time and duration of performance. Bands usually work 4 hours, with a 10-15 minute break each hour. Talk to them about their breaks and how much overtime will cost. Some bands supply recorded music during their breaks.
- Put the fee down in writing. I would hesitate to pay the act a deposit, although some entertainers and bands require it. I'm a licensed agent, so an act knows that once I send the contract their pay is guaranteed.
- Method of payment. Acts always expect to be paid in full following the performance. If any other arrangements are to be made, please not only discuss it with them, but put it in your letter of agreement.