My First Live performance | Live performance Promoters


As I mentioned, I began my live performance promoters enterprise in 1982. I used to be pissed off with the dearth of concert events in our space.

My first live performance as a live performance promoter was a memorable one. A good friend who was actually into blues music wished me to deliver a younger, new artist from Austin, Texas, to Kansas Metropolis. He had heard the artist play in a membership in Austin a number of months earlier. We acquired collectively and determined to attempt to do the present as a partnership. To make a really lengthy story brief, we someway managed to search out the right cellphone numbers for the artist’s agent. We advised the agent we wished to e book a live performance with the artist, and thus the method was began.

Regardless that we have been rookies within the enterprise,

the nationwide agent wished his artist to carry out in our metropolis so he may begin constructing a nationwide following exterior of Austin, Texas. We agreed to pay the artist the value the agent wished for the present. We didn’t negotiate with the agent just because we didn’t know we may. I imagine the fee was $1,250 plus two resort rooms. We now had the date!

Each of us then did all the selling of the live performance…..we booked the corridor the place the present was to be carried out, ordered tickets, did the media (all the issues that we’ll train you in our live performance promoters course) and moved by means of what we thought the method was till the day we had the live performance. It was certainly an thrilling evening! We didn’t promote the corridor out, however we did promote 440 tickets at $8.00 every (bear in mind 1982 ticket costs). Even with our inexperience (leading to many errors), after we paid all of the bills, we profited $950, which we break up between us.

We additionally acquired to hang around with some nice new pals with whom we’ve stayed involved and executed enterprise over time. Sure, there’s loyalty on this enterprise. The live performance was a unprecedented occasion for us. Not solely was it our first, as a live performance promoter, however the artist who carried out confirmed glimpses of the celebrity he was to develop into just some years later… his identify…

Stevie Ray Vaughan.


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