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The Seven Questions You Need To Ask Before You Enter Into Contract With Musicians.

Below are the seven basic questions someone hiring a live band for their holiday party, will need to ask before entering into a contract with musicians.

  1. What is the date of the performance and day of the week? *Remember December and New Year’s costs are at least are 2 times what you might pay on an off Season event.
  2. What are the start and end times of the performance(s)?
  3. How many musicians are you hiring?
  4. Where will the performance(s) be held?
  5. What is the music for or what style of music do you expect to hear?
  6. How do you expect the musician(s) to dress?
  7. Will you be feeding the band? (Did you tell the caterer?

A Real Life Example to Consider:

A guy calls up the musician’s union to get a quote on hiring a five-piece band for New Years Eve The representative at the musician’s union quotes $6800.00 The man on the phone sounds irritated and asks “for musicians, really? I was expecting a couple hundred bucks”. The representative at the union pauses for a moment then replies. “Tell you what, you call up the local plumbers and steamfitters union and ask them what it would cost to have 5 journeyman plumbers out to your house to work for 4 hours on New Year’s Eve night and I’ll get you a band that will work for half that.” The man on the phone says, “Point taken.”

 

Tips For Hiring Live Music & Bands For Holiday Parties

When You Hire a Musicians for Holiday or Christmas Work Parties, There Are a Few Things to Take Into Consideration. Be Proactive – You should book holiday parties for December and New Year’s Eve at least four months out or you may find yourself booking a Garage Band Pricing & Budgeting – December costs for… Continue Reading

When and Why You Need Event Insurance

  Event planners are often puzzled over whether to purchase event insurance, and if they do, exactly what they need to insure. Whether it’s an intimate cocktail party or a black-tie benefit, an indoor or outdoor event, a passive or interactive experience, some things are always out of your control. We have researched and dug… Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right Entertainment for Your Event

    We all know entertainers can make or break events. Choosing the right entertainment is c-r-i-t-i-c-a-l if you want to illicit that “WOW” response from your clients and guests! Whether using an agency or hiring on your own, there are a few factors to consider when investing in and choosing appropriate and effective entertainers… Continue Reading

How to Pick the Right Band for your Wedding

A wedding reception is known for two things: the food and the music. How can you pick the right band for your wedding reception? Most people plan their wedding festivities months in advance. During that time, ask around to find out the names of bands friends, family members or co-workers recommend. Check out band websites.… Continue Reading

Picking the Right Band for Your Corporate or Charity Event

How do you pick the right band for your corporate or charity event? First things first: consider your audience and their median age. A group of senior citizens is going to have a different musical taste than soccer moms or teenagers. Different genres lend themselves well to certain groups of people. For instance, hip-hop and… Continue Reading

Why You Should Start Planning Your Christmas or New Year’s Party Early

Why You Should Start Planning Your Christmas or New Year’s Party Early

CK Entertainment is getting ready for the holiday season. December and January are two party-centric months, as Christmas and New Year’s means many people want to have a great time, and CK Entertainment helps make that happen. Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday parties and how professionals can help facilitate them… Continue Reading

How to Spice Up the Entertainment at Your Next Event

CK Entertainment has some good ideas to spice up the entertainment at your party or event this summer. First things first: you need good music playing when you’ve got people gathered together. Music is one of the rare universal things we all can appreciate in some way. Have you ever noticed music has the ability… Continue Reading