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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between agent, manager, and producer?
The agent represents the artist. His job is booking live performance engagements and securing the best price and performance situation possible for his client. The agent is paid by the artist.

The manager represents the artist, and is the central clearing house for all business pertaining to his client. This includes working with the agent, the record label, the PR company, and radio. The manager is paid by the artist.

The producer represents the event or facility and maintains close working relationships with the artists’ agents and managers to secure the best possible price and performance for the event. The producer is paid by the event or facility.

How much lead time is needed to book a headline artist for my event?
With the exception of a few artists, who are in demand well in advance, the general rule of thumb is 8 to 10 months prior to your event. We have produced shows with as little as three month lead time and as much as one year out.

Who is available for our event?
Once you put one of the Winterset professionals on your team, and we have determined your date, music genre and budget, we will compile a customized list of artists that are available on your date, within your budget, and are appropriate for your event. We will advise you of our recommendations and along with your input and knowledge of your demographics assist you in making the right choice for your audience.

Where do we find staging, sound and lighting equipment?
The artists have particular requirements that are necessary to present their show in the most professional manner. If you don't already have a working relationship with a company that provides these services, we will make recommendations and get bids for your approval.

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