posted by Claire Maillot
We run a show advance in the run-up to the event. This document details all of the finer details and arrangements, which we update as we go along to ensure that we are clear on everything. Most of these are simply standard details we check for every event, so not all may apply to all events. We encourage clients to take a look and let me know if there is anything that they wish to add/amend. If we are unsure on some of the details, we check nearer to the time, if preferred.
The following articles explain why we've implemented a show advance and the circumstances from which it has arisen.
What details could/should be checked in the run-up to the event?
An example of a client not addressing all of the points in the show advance, and not getting the most out of their booking.
Gig confirmation re: 09/08/2014
How the "Show Advance" originally came about.
Gig confirmation re: 16/08/2014
What happens if the vocalist cancels?
Gig confirmation re: 23/08/2014
Why is it important for the producer to communicate musicians' feedback to the manager?
Gig detail confirmation PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE
Why is it important to contract events in advance?
Show Advance - Latin Explosion - 22/12/2016
Why is it important to make all stipulations at the point of enquiry and not subsequent to the point of contract?
Show Advance - Diáspora - 25/02/2017
This thread explores the understanding that venues/promoters are assumed to have regarding band riders. It's trying to find a way of implicitly stipulating these requirements without being overly meticulous.
Show Advance - Rory Jazz (Manchester) - 16/07/2017
Why is it important to iron out any remaining issues so that the event can run as smoothly as possible?
An example of a show advance being carried out verbally, thereby spawning knock-on implications and problems on the day.
Red & Black Music was set up in 2012 to stop musicians cancelling.
Red & Black Music has been running a journal since 2012 for the purposes of evaluation and future development. It documents internal struggles faced by musicians and music leaders in an honest and transparent way - and evidences breaches of communication and accountability both on the artist side and the client side, in an open access format.
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Rory comes from a musical background having trained at the RNCM and worked with musicians since 2009.
Claire comes from a publishing background, having worked as a digital editor in the books industry, and proofreader in the marketing industry in London.
Jo comes from a hospitality & tourism background, having managed staff at prestigious venues throughout UK, Italy and China since 2009.
A category naming and shaming unreliable musicians to watch out for.
A category reporting unscrupulous venues and traders.
A category exploring the issues faced working via agents and promoters.
Event Diary #1
Event Diary #2
Freedom of Speech
Less Talk More Action
Productions vs. Bands
Unresolved Queries 1
Unresolved Queries 2
What happened to Diaspora Collective?