From: Essence Music
This is a follow-up post from our original Event Diary #1.
In 2015, one of our agents was added to our weekly Event Diary following on from them Bcc'ing all artists requesting them to update them on their summer availability. 2 years later, the same agent requested to be removed from our weekly Event Diary, but didn't acknowledge or address any of the points in the email: that this was a consequentiality.
We are left guessing as to why this is the case. It may be that the agent is too "busy" to manage their workload, and is struggling to keep on top of emails. Alternatively, it may be that the agent is trying to be polite by not acknowledging or addressing these points, and, somewhere in the hazy background, may be offended by the content of our informative communications. However, in not communicating why, we are again left to speculate. What's the alternative?
Read below for the full story.
Read further to understand why "Thought for the week" is now a regular fixture as part of our Event Diary.
Quoting Provisional Availability
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Just a reminder to all certified musicians of productions: Please keep me updated on availability at all times, ahead of any enquiries/quotations.
There's been too many incidents where I quoted provisional availability for the client's date, only to be told later that the musicians are not available, and these absences or replacements have been negatively noticed by clients. It benefits us all to avoid these 'unhappy client' situations.
Once a production is live, all certified musicians need to keep me updated on your availability continuously. You can do this on a weekly or monthly basis, however you prefer, or link me up to your online calendar so I can check when quoting availability to clients.
Note: I only send offers out to you if the client responds favourably to a quotation; many inconclusive enquiries you won’t hear anything about. Please do let me know if you want to sign up to advance notifications (an email notifying you that an enquiry has been received and quoted for). This will result in you receiving more emails, but it will provide you with more notice and may help you remember non-availability dates that you need to update me on. (You can turn these on or off at any point.)
Event Diary 26/10/2015
From: "Essence Music Agency"
When we receive an enquiry, we issue 2 pieces of information:
Note: I only chase enquiries if we have pencilled it into our diary. If you prefer not to receive "chase emails": please let me know and I'll keep this in mind for future enquiries. Unfortunately, we won't be able to notify you if a date has been filled by another enquirer if we haven't pencilled your enquiry into our diary. Alternatively, you can check our availability anytime via our live Event Diary.
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