How do you find a music promoter/agent/manager.

How do you find a music promoter/agent/manager.

Been trying to organise a trad music tour of Europe, finding it very difficult to find help!! Anybody got any useful information??

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You could contact everybody on facebook that you know tours frequently, maybe music similar to what you are thinking whether its John McSherry, Brian Finnegan, Lunasa, Solas, or bands like The Fureys, etc, etc someone is bound to get back to you and maybe recommend a promoter or a agent.

Else you could do a search on Trad festivals in Europe (Celtic Connections) go on to their websites and drop them an email with your enquiry.

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My friend John Roberts (The Barking Spider) is an Agent and Promoter - and he lives in Ireland!

Contact:

Tel: +353 (87) 133 0954

email (best): spiderpromos@aol.com

mail:
Clounlaheen East, Mullagh,
Milltown Malbay
County Clare
Ireland

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Here’s a list of some familiar bands and musicians and their artist representative contact information. Contacting the reps directly is bound to be more effective than contacting their artists on Facebook and hoping for a response.
http://www.tradcentre.com/dialup/bands.html

But before you contact anyone: how long has your group been performing together? Do you have a solid, rehearsed performance? A track record of performances? A DVD of performance highlights? A web site with video clips, review and recommendation quotes? Since you’re just starting out, you don’t need (and won’t have) a history of big venue, high profile performances — small festivals, freebie pub and bar gigs, etc. are fine. However, you do need something so that prospective representatives can see and hear how spectacularly marketable you are. If all you can do is *tell* a prospective representative that you may be unknown but you’re really, really good, you have wasted their time and your.

Fortunately, much of what you need to show off to managers can be accomplished with home computers and software. While you’re waiting on your big break, use this promotional material to promote yourself, maybe book a short tour on your own.

Keep at it, play good music, and have fun. Best wishes!

Re: How do you find a music promoter/agent/manager.

Maybe post a request for horror stories of promoters to avoid too.