posted by Claire Maillot
We understand the agent sometimes has difficulty addressing all details on the show advance. I can ensure the sending of an email to prompt the client directly to check these through. However, I am sure you understand that to ensure all arrangements run smoothly on the day of the event, the finer details must be outlined in writing so that everything is clear and known to all parties.
As you are the agent in charge of bookings, we can ensure that you are cc'ed into all communications. We are more than happy for you to explain these details to the client as part of your agency duties.
This prevents any unwanted surprises on the day. Due to the complications of hiring venues etc., we appreciate that not all details are possible to check off in advance, but we do try to check through as many as we can before the day to iron out any remaining issues so that the event can run as smoothly as possible.
Read this article and this article to understand why we devised a show advance in the first place (2014/2015), and this article to illustrate what can happen as a result of a contract not already being in place.
Show Advance - Rory Jazz (Manchester) - 16/07/2017
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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.
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