Being a booking agent is no easy gig. You are met with unforseen challenges at any given moment that you're expected to solve with ease and professionalism all the while managing other tours and endless expectations. There is great reward when your artist's and their tours succeed - but there is no clear path or easy road to get there. Whether you're a booking agent yourself or an artist using or seeking to be represented, it's important to know and understand all the work that goes on behind the scenes.
Dylan Lott explores 5 potential pitfalls booking agents need to be aware of and how to handle them on MusicThinkTank.com. Have you shared similar experiences? Do you have pointers of your own? Join the conversation.
"When a show goes poorly, try to learn from it as best you can. Write down what went wrong somewhere and when you’re booking a tour, keep that document open to remind yourself. Don’t repeat mistakes; that’s true weakness."