MusicNSW & AIM Present: Book It In! The Ins & Outs of Booking Agents - MusicNSW

Are you a musician looking to expand your audience and increase your performance opportunities? Book It In! The Ins & Outs of Booking Agents is a free workshop which will teach you how booking agents work, how they can benefit your music career, what strategies they employ to increase an artist’s fan base, plus they will discuss tips and tricks on how to negotiate terms and agreements with promoters and venue bookers.

Our speakers will also be sharing their stories about artists and bands they have worked with, providing an informative discussion which will interest any aspiring booking agent.

DATE: Wednesday 26th March
TIME: 6.30-8.30pm
VENUE: Australian Institute Of Music (John Painter Hall)
PRICE: All ages and FREE! Simply RSVP to by 12pm Wednesday 25th March.

Topics include:

  • At what point in your career do you need a booking agent?
  • How do you find and approach a booking agent?
  • How can a booking agent boost your audience?
  • What is the difference between a booking agent and a manager?
  • Can you sustain a successful music career without a booking agent?
  • How do you become a booking agent?

Panelists for “Book It In: The Ins & Outs of Booking Agents” are:

Andy Gumley (Village Sounds) 

For the past three years Andy has been an Agent at one of the country’s leading boutique domestic booking agencies, Village Sounds. Working alongside some of Australia’s most exciting artists including Vance Joy, Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats, Violent Soho and Palms, just to name a few, Andy is responsible for booking his artists national tours, securing major festival plays and scouting the agencies new talent. Village Sounds has offices in Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.

Daniel Sant (The Harbour Agency)

Daniel Sant’s career in music began with a degree in Audio Technology. After deciding he wanted to have a more defining role in an artist’s career, he changed his path within the music industry, leading him to The Harbour Agency’s front door. Daniel has been with The Harbour Agency since 2008 and has been an agent for the last 5 years. Daniel currently works with a large and diverse range of artists which includes Lorde, Missy Higgins, Oliver Tank, Gossling, Papa vs Pretty, Deep Sea Arcade, Tigertown, The Superjesus, The Griswolds, Little May, sleepmakeswaves and more.

Rebecca Young (Artist Voice)

Artist Voice is one of Australasia’s leading talent agencies and represents the best in local and international live music, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and Auckland. Rebecca is a booking agent at Artist Voice and since joining in early 2011, has signed the likes of Chet Faker, D.D Dumbo, Hermitude, Husky, Meg Mac, Snakadaktal, The Rubens, The Trouble with Templeton and more.

Rob Giovannoni (Select)

Rob Giovannoni has over 20 years experience in the music industry. Rob has worked with Severed Heads, Itch E & Scratch E, Custard, Sidewinder, Swervedriver (UK), Aphex Twin (UK) and with companies such as Trading Post Agency, Hype and Underground Promotions. Successfully promoted club nights such as Underground Radio, Bleach & P*A*S*H. Currently he is the Co-Director of Select Music Agency, booking acts such as Ball Park Music, Bluejuice, The Jungle Giants, Dustin Tebbutt amongst others. He is also the Co- Director of Select Touring, working with acts like Crystal Castles and Public Enemy.

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