(Ding! Dong! It's Musicians' Union shark time... Due to recent wedding client expectations and wider feedback from the team of musicians, we've updated our performance fees for commercial bookings across all of our productions so that they are closer to the Musicians' Union National Gig Rates April 2018 (see below).
Red & Black Music has traditionally paid moderate fees in comparison to other artists, productions and labels to keep ourselves competitive and accessible to promoters. Given the high calibre of musicians we're booking and the increased expectations required (in particular for weddings) we've deemed it necessary to address these fees.
Unfortunately, this update will mean that the commercial fees will increase for the most part.
We've finally ditched the tapered fees structure that's been in place since 2010 so that the fee for performing solo becomes the same as the fee for performing as part of a larger lineup.
However, we've implemented a number of related conditions and costs which will hopefully ease this radical transition and change things for the better.
Many thanks for your patience,
And apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Claire Maillot & Rory Duffy
& Latin Bands For Hire
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PLEASE NOTE: the band is no longer offering discounts for the north-west of the UK. From henceforth, all bookings will be quoted from London / SW1A. Please email email@example.com until further notice.
Several changes coming to Diáspora this summer.
Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the band is going under the management of DIASPORA COLLECTIVE, a brand new ‘umbrella’ company that will manage and promote the band DIÁSPORA and other projects.
Secondly, we will soon be offering a London band to reduce costs for bookings in southern areas of the UK.
Thirdly, due to the imminent demise of iWeb / MobileMe :-( our old website is due to expire and a new website for both DIÁSPORA (band) and DIASPORA COLLECTIVE (management) will be launched. However, this site will remain at the same address www.diasporamusic.co.uk There may be periods when the site is down for maintenance (around end of September / beginning of October). If you require any information/material during this time then please email us!
DIASPORA COLLECTIVE will be launched at its new home www.diasporacollective.co.uk in the early autumn.
Please note our new email address for bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
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