Destination management company…a glorified version of an event company. The difference? DMCs do EVERYTHING–get airline tickets, bus tickets, find hotels/rooms, plan meetings, hire caterers or make reservations at restaurants, plan excursion trips for traveling corporate folks, and their minions.
Often we hear of reasons why destination management companies don’t work with entertainment agents, but those reasons are often not well thought out or well based. Most of the time an Entertainment Agent, such as DavidLevinEnt.com is effective at finding the right band for the right event at the right price, when the DMC might otherwise have a hard time finding entertainment. Let’s go over a few reasons why DMCs should be glad to work with an entertainment agent.
1 – Agents have access to many cover bands who would be perfect for their events.
With a broad selection of cover bands and entertainers to choose from, an entertainment agent is your BEST choice for finding the RIGHT cover band or entertainment for your event. Entertainment Agents know who the best bands in America are and have worked with them for many years.
2 – Agents already have contracts with cover bands with solid ethical behaviors.
Meaning they show up. Seriously, have you ever had an event in place, your entertainment scheduled, and at the last minute, they no-show? Embarrassing. An agent already has a relationship with the band and they know they can count on their bands. Plus, they have contracts that assure them and you that payment is absolute, and showing up is required. There’s no missing the event because you can’t get there, or you forgot, or you double-booked, the entertainment agent makes absolutely certain the band shows up. Entertainment Agents have working relationships with their groups based/built on trust.
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3 – Agents know what details need to be covered in the planning of the event.
Whether or not the band needs an outside soundman to be on call for their performance, or they bring their own. The entertainment agent can provide all the details necessary for your event to make sure it flows naturally, without chaos or disruption. The vast majority of entertainers have needs on sight that are missed without the oversight of an entertainment agent to supervise and provide for those needs.
4 – Agents have VAST experience with various show bands available.
Years of experience with good or great bands have taught us to weather the storms and be prepared for whatever is needed, to prevent any problems that might arise. As with any business there are boom times, and rough times, but with the music and entertainment industry the need for stable, well-experienced, event planning requires knowledge of overcoming the struggles that happen during any time. An entertainment agent is capable of bridging the gap between the event and the entertainment to assure both that all bases are covered, all contracts complete, and both will achieve the intended result of their efforts.
5 – Agents are aware of changes that affect bands and events.
Let’s get real here… If the star of the show is expecting a baby and the baby is due the day before your big event, you’ll want a different band to be scheduled. The Entertainment Agent will be aware of these details and realize the expectant mom can’t fly during the last month, or the day after delivery – and will plan accordingly, providing you with a band that doesn’t have a scheduling issue. This is just one simple problem averted by having an entertainment agent that checks over all the details and confirms details for the best outcome.
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6 – Agents understand travel details that might affect the cost of your entertainment choices.
A band that requires transportation for members, equipment, and detail personnel might be out of your budget, but the same kind of band who has experience working with local sound and lighting, rented equipment, and other options can be more easily accommodated. Your agent will be aware of these differences, the approximate cost of providing them, and all the details needed to get the show on the stage.
7 – Agents know the best cover bands available in Las Vegas and beyond.
A destination management company handles all the details to get your band in place, on time, with all the right equipment. But more… We put the right band at your location.
You’ll want our Las Vegas Corporate Entertainment selections ready and waiting for your next event.
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