The first-time entertainment buyer may feel like he's in a foreign country, with
unfamiliar language and customs.
Contract language for the buyer of services, meaning YOU when you hire a band.
Contract language for the business selling you the services. This may be the
band itself, their agent, or a contractor.
The band's hired representative who handles their business deals. His
relationship to you is basically "salesman."
Union terminology for a role somewhat similar to an agent. To you, he's still a
booking: One agent books a
band through another agent, who is actually the one authorized to represent the
band. Both get paid out of your pocket, one way or another.
representation: Only one
agency is authorized to represent the band. Cooperative booking may allow
other agencies access to the band.
band: A band which handles
all its own bookings. Sometimes refers to a band which handles some
of its own bookings.
music: A performance in
which the band takes no breaks, or in some way provides non-stop music for the
Any extension of the performance time specified in the original contract. Hourly
rates might be higher for overtime.
fee: Money paid to an
individual or company for successfully steering a customer to a particular
seller. Also called "referral fee" or "kickback."