Spring-Is-In-The-Air Sunday, A Future @Davidarchie/LadyV Collaboration? Understanding the Booking Agent, It’s about Everything and More, Springing Forward

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Screencap from Angels, from the Realms of Glory MV, Waterlogue edit from me.

 

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More collaboration on the way!

LadyV let her followers know that more music with David was in the works

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To which fans had a favourable response!

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What does a booking agent do?

Yesterday, GrammyJ posted on FOD comments that David had recently signed with Windish Agency, as listed on his official site.  Windish also represents Lorde, Richard Marx, Dragonette and Lindsey Buckhingham, to name a few (source). Here is the comment with this information posted again by many on twitter:  GrammyJ’s comment here

So, what does this mean?  To understand the role of a booking agent more, I did a bit of research.  Here is one of the best, simplest articles that explains what the Windish Agency may be doing in the future:

Booking agents are described as middlemen:  they work in the middle ground between artists their fans. They help the artists land live gigs where they can build their fan base.

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Booking Agents for Bands

The main responsibility of a rock band is to make music, not spend all day on the phone trying to book the next gig. That’s why many musicians hire booking agents, also known as talent agents. A booking agent is half employment agent and half salesman. It’s the booking agent’s job to find work for his clients by convincing club owners that the band will generate ticket sales.

A booking agent negotiates with promoters on behalf of the band and the band’s manager. Promoters are the people in charge of booking acts at a concert venue. The booking agent not only reserves concert dates at clubs, but negotiates the band’s fee or percentage of the ticket sales.

A booking agent spends his day in constant communication with managers, promoters, theaters, clubs and artists, booking gigs six months to a year ahead. In many cases, the agent is trying to assemble a regional, national or international concert tour for a band. This requires careful scheduling and routing to ensure that the band can get to every venue on time.

Not only does a booking agent have to book gigs for her existing stable of artists, but she has to be constantly on the lookout for new talent. She might receive tips from friends in the recording industry or from the bands she already represents. She’ll spend hours listening to CDs of new artists and browsing MySpace Facebook pages. In the end, she has to trust her musical instinct to figure out which bands have the best chance of making it big.

Booking agents can either be independent or work for a larger talent agency. For an up-and-coming band, there’s a distinct advantage to being signed by a booking agent at a large talent agency [source:Wavra]. Let’s say your booking agent works for the William Morris Agency, which also represents The Killers and Snoop Dogg. It’s much easier to land an opening spot for one of these big-name acts if your agents share an office.

At a talent agency, bookers are often assigned a specific region of the country or part of the world. They get to know all of the major concert venues in that area and establish relationships with the promoters. So when it’s time to schedule a major tour for one of the agency’s clients, the booker can go straight to the promoters and start reserving dates.

Nearly half of all states in the United States require a special license to be a booking agent, but the strictest regulations are in California and New York [source: Agent Association]. In California, booking agents fall under the legal umbrella of talent agents. They’re required to get a license from the Labor Commissioner, submit standard contracts for approval and are forbidden from charging more than 20 percent commission (10 percent when working with union talent) [source: Agent Association].

Many booking agents pride themselves on doing more than just booking dates for a band. They see themselves as part of an artist’s team — manager, lawyer, agent — looking out for the interests of the band and helping it develop a successful career path.

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Ending with Everything and More

Written by David Archuleta, Victoria Horn (LadyV), and Matt Squire, here is a beautiful performance from Boo Radleigh at the Ponds Teen Concert in Indonesia in 2011.

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Did you Spring Forward?

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Enjoy your (shortened) Sunday.  I’ll be back tomorrow!

 

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31 Responses to Spring-Is-In-The-Air Sunday, A Future @Davidarchie/LadyV Collaboration? Understanding the Booking Agent, It’s about Everything and More, Springing Forward

  1. jeani/ut says:

    Booking agent and Spring. Lovely

  2. angelbymyside says:

    Thanks Pastel for today’s Sunday post! 😀

    Good morning everyone!

    Excited about the booking agent and the new music that’s on it’s way! : D

  3. Grammyj says:

    I was happy that I checked the OS contact page yesterday so I could spread the good news that David has signed with a booking agent. When looking at his page on the Windish website he actually has 3 booking agents listed and the territories he is wanting to tour is all over the world. Looks like he’s ready to get back to touring hopefully soon.

  4. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Sunday!

    Thanks Pastel for the Spring-Is-In-The-Air post! GREAT NEWS! David has a booking agent…can shows be on the calendar ? New collaboration and music too! SEEING in print a NEW album coming in 2015….ECSTATIC!

  5. Marylee~NCGirl says:

    GoodMorn y’all! Thanks ML for your Sunday post! I found the article describing the role of a booking agent extremely enlightening. Needless to say, I joined all the Archies in the happy dancing party yesterday when the news came out! It appears that David has been busy behind the scenes, taking his time and planning out his future.

    Way to GO, David! 🙂

  6. kimk says:

    good morning Archies!!

    yes it is a very Happy Archie Sunday!!! 😀

    Pastel thank you!! I love this post I love that it finally feels like David is getting around to doing music again!! 🙂

  7. kimk says:

    Blank Space ‏@Freaking_Blank 33m33 minutes ago
    Do you like pokemon cause i wanna get a peek-at-
    chu @davidarchie

    😀

  8. Anne-Marie says:

    Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Enjoyed reading the article on booking agents…thanks Pastel for posting that. Getting excited over all the possible places David will tour to! Praying somewhere in New York is one of them! Lol. (Pa or Ohio is great too!) Yesterday’s news was just so dang fabulous!! 🙂

    Enjoy your day folks!! 🙂

  9. Jhen says:

    Glad David have a booking agent now that could help him to look for gigs soon. It is not enough that you only have manager in this kind of business. I guess David is serious to come back in the music business since he got a booking agent and he still working with songwriters. Maybe this year we could see some direction in his career. Hopefully, he could be back to the concert scene.

  10. Candy says:

    Happy Spring Forward Sunday! Daylight Savings time is one of my favorite holidays!
    So much to celebrate today…# 1 on the list is Davids new music to be released in 2015! *Happy Dance* Plus the days will become longer, warmer and the snow will all finally melt! And SPRING, oh glorious Spring will be here in just a couple of weeks!
    Thanks Pastel for the Always “Blooming” with goodies post!

  11. Alwaysafan says:

    Isn’t the lead pic screencapped from the Nativity video not the Glorious video? Cool picture:)

  12. nora says:

    Evening, just a quick question, since David has a new Booking Agency, will Kari still be his tour manager? I really hope so, because she is awesome, would hate if she was not there for David, and us.

    • Grammyj says:

      Yes, she can still be David’s tour manager. The booking agent doesn’t provide the tour manager.

    • Anne-Marie says:

      Hi Nora!
      Don’t know for sure but I don’t see why Kari wouldn’t be his tour manager. Kari doesn’t set up/arrange where David will be performing (cities, countries, etc). Unless certain booking agencies have their own tour managers? I can’t imagine Kari not being a part of David’s team. They seem to have such a great working relationship as well as having a nice friendship to boot. 🙂

  13. kimk says:

    Pastel @pastelpastel · 2h 2 hours ago
    Is it just me, or is @davidarchie OS looking a little different this Sunday? Spring cleaning maybe! 🙂 http://davidarchuleta.com/home/

  14. Jani says:

    It occurs to me every now and then how funny it is that we (thanks to archu ninjas!:)) know about some of Davids’ ‘doings’ long before he says anything about them. He probably knows this, too. Ha, maybe thinks “no need to tweet my plans, they’ve already figured them out”, lol. I love, love hearing from him, but it’s kind of fun speculating, and sleuthing, too. Guess if he told us more we wouldn’t need to do that, right?
    Just ramblin’……have a great night everyone!

  15. kimk says:

    Salamahafifi ‏@Salamahafifi 5m5 minutes ago
    I like the picture of @DavidArchie on the @ginaorr website http://www.orrigami.com/

  16. kimk says:

    Jennie b ‏@Jennieb618 22m22 minutes ago
    @DavidArchie My best friend got cheated on by her fiancé & called off the wedding. Any great advice you can share to help cheer her up?

    ãbįgåïł ‏@alvondohre 3h3 hours ago
    did David Archuleta die or something

    Samantha 🙂 ‏@MsBallroomNinja 3h3 hours ago
    So when I was writing the word “Dance” I realized the way I wrote the “D” was exactly how @DavidArchie does his!
    https://twitter.com/MsBallroomNinja/status/574696010720677890/photo/1

  17. Miss Vicki DA@2014 says:

    Hey everybody…..It’s been like Spring here in Virginia today almost 70 degrees!!!! Spent a lot of time outside today….so so ready for warm weather…..and David’s new album coming this year and the possibility of concerts……Hey Jani…..it is sort of funny that fans seem to know David’s every move…..You’re right….he doesn’t need to really tell us anything because his fans are such good ninja detectives!!!!!…… Miss Vicki

  18. Mary Dee says:

    EAM is one of my all-time favorite love songs!! I wish I could hear David sing it live 🙂 among other songs I wish to hear David sing live.

  19. Mary Dee says:

    I am sad about Archie Radio closing down 🙁 I hope they resume broadcast/streaming David’s music when he releases the new album.

  20. Janel aka Nellie says:

    1:30 AM insomnia post. Pastel has the Monday thread up already. Very informative!

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