Don’t get caught in a sticky situation. Having an artist booking contract is a smart idea for artists who gig frequently. Tara B shares what she learned through her own experiences.

Do you have an artist booking contract? Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned so it’s always a good idea to have a clear and concise contract and/or invoice that will protect you if needed. For more information from what to charge to how to negotiate, attend Tara B’s FREE 4 Days to Book Like A Boss Training that starts on February 20th. Get 4 days of videos and training for accountability, community with the other indie musicians that are in the training.

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Advice for your artist booking contract:

  • Send PDFs (or similar read-only format)
  • Before you book: check with artists who perform at venue to make sure there are no issues
  • Get deposits – explain why – if you lose the gig close to the date, you can’t always reschedule it right away
  • Have a detailed invoice (name everything out so it’s clear)
  • Itemize charges on invoice (food, travel, time, housing etc)
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate a venue’s contract
  • Ask questions
  • Clarify who check should be written to
  • Address advertising: venue, artist or combination

The advice in the podcast is only the tip of the iceberg. To learn more, check out Tara’s FREE online training, 4 Days to Book Like A Boss. You’ll take away valuable information to put into play when booking your next gig.

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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic