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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 music 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 boosts of morale. Below are some outstanding booking agents for your indie act.

Degy Entertainment

This agency specializes in booking for college campuses. They book singer/songwriters, alternative, indie and coffee house artists for live concerts and faddy events such as roller raves, paints parties and dance parties.

Fata Booking

Based out of Philadelphia, PA, FATA creates an individual music partnership with their clients. They have been instrumental in growing the careers of Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria and Hot Water Music. If you are an indie artist hoping for consideration, submit music and a bio on their website.

Fleming Artists

Representing artists with a more “folksy” sound, Fleming Artists books cozy 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.

Circle Talent Agency

Welcoming new agents and artists, Circle Talent Agency can be contacted via their website. The agency specializes in stage production and social media to help their artists’ careers take flight. They form music partnerships with artists of all styles, and the contact person is Kevin Gimble, owner/agent, on their website.

Fleet Team Booking

Fleet Team represents punk, indie rock and hip-hop artists. It books clients at universities like NYU, Notre Dame and Duke, and festivals such Coastella, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza.

Monqui Events

Monqui’s clients perform indie rock, alternative, pop and country. They “import fine live music” from artists such as Ray LaMontagna and Nils Frahm.

Ozark Talent

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

Pacific Talent

This agency represents jazz, blues, indie rock and R& B artists. They are accepting unsolicited material and can be reached at andy@pacifictalent.com. Pacific has been an agent of music partnership since 1975.

Sparks Entertainment, LLC

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

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

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.


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