Do you have a manager, agent or representative who helps you sign or close deals? Why or why not? If you do have one, how did you find them and how did you know they were the right one for you? These are some of the questions we asked some very talented folks from the community and we’ve shared their responses below.
We currently have a booking agent however we have worked with some management teams and labels in the past. We just got signed to a label that was looking promising early 2020 just before the shut down and that arrangement fell apart as a result of the ripple effects of Covid-19 when the entertainment industry took a hit. We met them through getting noticed playing live shows in Colorado. They decided to work with us because of the unique niche as a world music/reggae band. Our upbeat highlife style combined with the roots reggae feel has given that unique brand. Read more>>
As far as my team goes, I’ve actually got a lot of people I work with consistently. It starts with production; many times I’ve worked with producers like BUNKERBOY, Dara Jt, Andre Palace, NORTH, and etc. From there, I record then shoot stems to my main mix engineer AC. He then shoots the mix to my guy Calvin Venus of TONECRAFTERS for final mastering. Once we’ve got the completed song, we go into the design/branding phase. I usually work with my go to photographers CapturedbyJacob or Carlos Rodriguez. Once we’ve got that covered, if the song calls for a video I sit down with my videographer Christopher Jaime and get to work. Read more>>
I love sharing the story of how I found my publisher. Because it is a story that illustrates the synchronicities and alignments that happen in our lives when we live from a place of trust and co-creation with the Universe. Back in 2014 I had created many Sacred Geometry images that were based on large concepts that are at the foundation of our lives. These concepts help us understand and create the reality that we are in. Concepts like Healing, Time, Multidimensionality, Romantic Love, Honesty, and Connection, to just name a few. Because I had so many of these images, a friend of mine suggested that I’d find an agent that could help me find a publisher to create an oracle deck with them. Read more>>
I recently signed with Ann Rose at Prospect Literary last October after parting ways with my previous agent. I originally met her via Twitter during the #pitmad Twitter pitch last September. She was one of the agents that liked a pitch for a middle grade monster graphic novel project that I was working on. After sending out queries to all of the interested agents, I got a full manuscript request and then an interview with another agent, who extended an offer to represent me. Per industry etiquette, I notified all of the other agents who hadn’t already sent me rejections that I got an “offer to represent” and if they wanted to see a full manuscript to let me know within two weeks. Read more>>
Gary John Miller
I have agents in different markets mainly for acting opportunities. I met my first agents at Big Fish Talent about 5 years ago after booking one of my very first commercials and a feature film. My dad had shared the commercial on his facebook page and one of his friends saw it and after chatting with me over coffee he recommended me to an agency. I decided to work with them because I wanted to book more paying gigs and elevate my knowledge of the entertainment industry. I think they decided to work with me because I was trained but I also had a natural way of being myself. Read more>>