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The Long Report - Part 2: Booking Agents

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Jen Long Jen Long | 18:06 UK time, Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Welcome to part two of our run of weekly 'Long Reports'. If you missed the first one, you can still listen to it here. We talked all about managers (what they do, how to get one etc) and I wrote a really hilarious introduction, which I won't reiterate here.

Instead, let's get into this week's report. We're talking about booking agents: what is a booking agent? How do bands find one? That sort of thing. We spoke to Chris Myhill from The Agency Group and got loads of stellar advice from the likes of The Blackout, Bright Light Bright Light, Kids in Glass Houses and Pulled Apart By Horses.

Plus, we'll give you some advice on booking your own shows - for instance, don't drive from London to Glasgow and back for a £30 fee, don't believe a promoter who offers to post you a cheque; the regular stuff.

One thing I will reiterate is that these reports are just a very brief look at a very big subject, so do check out the advice section of this website for more wise words from agents Naomi Palmer (Toddla T) and Emma Banks (Creative Artists Agency).

Jen Long is Broadcast Assistant for BBC Introducing in Wales with Bethan Elfyn.

The Long Report - Part 1: Managers



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