Tips For Booking

Hiring the right musical artist can be challenging. Here are some helpful tips for planning the perfect musical accompaniment for your special event:

1. What is the process of hiring a band?
Every event is different and the Australian Jazz Agency treats each client’s needs differently. We begin by discussing the type of music you’re looking for, the type of event, the nature of your guests and audience, and your budget. Based these criteria, we will make recommendations on several appropriate artists. The Australian Jazz Agency will answer your questions, offer advice, and guide you through the entire process. Once you've decided on a band, we will negotiate with the band to get YOU the best price. Once a price is agreed upon, we issue contracts. You’ll sign and return the contracts along with an advance deposit. Once the artist has returned the contracts a completed copy is mailed to you and the show is officially booked.

2. How far in advance should I book a band?
Generally 1 to 3 months in advance. Book early for weddings and holiday parties, 6 to 12 months is a good guide line. As with most things, the sooner the better. Waiting longer generally means that fewer acts will be available. However, last minute situations do arise, and we often set up shows with just a few days notice.

3. Why should I work with an agency to hire a band?
There are several advantages to using a talent agency. An agency will offer you a wider variety of acts than you can find on your own. Also, we have years of experience helping clients pick the perfect band for their event and we only work with proven dependable acts. In addition, each show is guaranteed with professional contracts which reduces miscommunication and virtually eliminates cancellations. Some buyers express a concern that working with an agency means they will pay more for the band; while we do earn commission on each show, we tend to get bands at better prices because we deal with them regularly and know how much they typically get paid (as opposed to what they will quote to an inexperienced buyer. This actually saves you money in the end.

4. Still have a question? Contact us....

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