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Music In Play: The USA’s Best Booking Agents For Indie Bands

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Mary Woodcock

4.4.2018

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Our friends at The Music Development Agency, a fast-growing resource for the music community to learn, share, inform and be informed about topics relevant to today’s music scene, have given us the rundown of some of the best booking agents for indie bands looking to make a splash across the pond. In the competitive market of music partnerships, sensational booking agents do more than just schedule shows. They can help with light and sound formulation, social media advice and even morale boosts! Fed up of searching for ‘music booking agents near me?’ Don’t worry, in this article, we will take a look at some outstanding booking agents for your indie act.

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What Is A Music Booking Agent?

A booking agent in music helps to book gigs, tours, performances and so on for artists. They work with artists, bands, singer-songwriters and so on to secure them performance opportunities, and act on their behalf. They also negotiate contracts and liaise with promoters about upcoming gig or tour opportunities. For more information on what booking agents do, check out our article: What Is A Music Booking Agent?

Degy Entertainment

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Degy Entertainment specialises in booking within the college campuses, corporate, college, sports, festivals, private events and military booking fields. They book singer/songwriters, alternative, indie and coffee house artists for live concerts and faddy events such as roller raves, paint parties and dance parties. Degy also has both a music roster and comedy roster, and has offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida.

It is super easy to get in touch, as they have a very helpful contact page on their website.

Fata Booking

Based out of Philadelphia, PA, FATA creates an individual music partnership with their clients. This boutique booking agency and management firm was founded in 1996 by Eva Alexiou-Reo, and the company has been instrumental in growing the careers of artists such as Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Elliott, Hot Water Music, Teenage Riot, and many more! If you are an indie artist hoping for consideration, submit music and a bio on their website. As they receive a lot of submissions, you can expect to wait around 6 to 8 weeks for a response.

Fleming Artists

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Representing artists with a more “folksy” sound, Fleming Artists books cosy coffee houses and leafy outdoor locales for acts that “have something to say through their art.” Fleming Artists focuses on nurturing and sustaining long-term relationships with their clients, and on building international performing careers.

Fleming Artists was founded in 1979 by Jim Fleming, and takes care of domestic and international performers within countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and England. Performances booked by Fleming Artists include venues from intimate rooms to large outdoor amphitheaters. Their philosophy is to represent artists who have something to say through their art, and who aspire to achieve the highest level of artistry. 

You can get in touch with Fleming Artists through the contact section of their website.

UTA Music

United Talent Agency is a global talent and literary agency representing many artists in various areas of media, including music,  film, television, digital, broadcast news, theatre,, video games, books, and live entertainment. UTA can also provide corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2018, UTA acquired Circle Talent Agency, and UTA’s music division represents acts such as Guns N’ Roses, Muse, Post Malone, G-Eazy, Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Paramore, Die Antwoord, 21 Savage, Lauryn Hill and many more.

To get in touch, either give them a call or drop them an email (both are on their website).

Fleet Team Booking

Based in Chicago, Fleet Team has been booking North American tours for bands since 2002. Fleet Team represents punk, indie rock and hip-hop artists. It books clients at universities like NYU, Notre Dame and Duke, and festivals such as Coastella, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

The team isn’t actively seeking submissions, but you can still get in touch and check out their booking agent info – you never know!

Monqui Events

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Since 1983, Monqui have been  “importing fine live music”. Monqui’s clients perform indie rock, alternative, pop and country. Their artists include Ray LaMontagne, La Roux, Passenger and Nils Frahm, and work with venues such as Temple Theater, Crystal Ballroom and Les Schwab Amphitheater.

You can send questions, comments or press kits to the team on their contact page.

Ozark Talent

Representing artists of all styles, this Kansas-based agency accepts unsolicited submissions and can be reached at ozarktalent@gmail.com.

Pacific Talent

Pacific Talent has been representing West Coast artists since 1975. The agency started out by booking bands into area nightclubs, and has since diversified into providing entertainment for festivals, corporate events, conventions, fundraisers and special events. Pacific represents jazz, blues, indie rock and R&B artists. Their roster includes a wide variety of talent, including dance bands, eclectic musical groups and unique stage productions. They are accepting unsolicited material and can be reached at andy@pacifictalent.com.

Sparks Entertainment, LLC

Based in Garnet Valley, PA, this agency represents all genres. They specialise in auditory and visual production as well as decor and power management.

The contact person is Brian at SparksEntertaniment78@gmail.com.

Final Thoughts

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We hope that you enjoyed our list of the best US booking agents for indie bands! Connecting with a well-established booking agent is always a wise decision, and their representation will upgrade your band’s prestige while freeing you up to spend more time filling the world with magnificent music. Booking agents have contacts and networking expertise, and could open up a lot of doors that could truly benefit your band. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch now!

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