Promoters work with artists (or their agents) and venues on to arrange a show. They liaise with bands and agents to agree on a date for a performance and negotiate a deal. They book a venue and promote the upcoming gig. They make sure everything the band needs is in place and set up soundcheck times and the running order of the show. Some promoters work freelance, but they may also be tied to a single venue or festival.
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- Develop an artistic network
Generate awareness of a show or event through public relations initiatives. Develop a network of music industry contacts to spread the word about upcoming shows.
- Plan events
Plan programmes, agendas, budgets, and services of an event according to customers' requirements.
- Promote event
Generate interest in an event by carrying out promotion actions, such as placing ads or distributing flyers
- Confer with event staff
Communicate with staff members at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
- Solicit event publicity
Design advertisement and publicity campaign for upcoming events or exhibitions; attract sponsors.
- Arrange event needs
Ensure that event needs such as audio-visual equipment, displays or transportation are met.
- Adapt to artists' creative demands
Work with artists, striving to understand the creative vision and adapting to it. Make full use of your talents and skills to reach the best possible result.
- Plan self-organisation
Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.
- Promote music
Promote music and participate in media interviews and other promotional activities.
- Select musical performers
Organise auditions and select performers for musical performances.
- Manage contracts
Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.
- Manage relationships with artists
Develop relationships with artists new to the gallery, and extend existing relationships with established artists.
- Adapt communication style according to recipient
Adapt communication style to that of the recipient of the message in order to create a rapport.
- Match venues with performers
Ensure the venue is appropriate for the needs of the performing artist.
Optional knowledge and skillsselect event providers obtain concert funding direct event administrative details stay up-to-date with music and video releases music literature
Source: Sisyphus ODB