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#1 2013-06-25 00:58:48

bulldog
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Concert and Music Festival Promoters should keep promises

The following is by Author Hal Davidson on how not to promote music concerts and music festivals:   http://www.concert-promotions.com/authorsNote.html

"This decline in concert promoter ethics is not a modern phenomena. the concert and festival business has never been filled with altruistic people. But with increased population meaning more bad promoters, a decreasing interest in doing things right, progressively polarized population, modern liability and an increasingly aggressive and angry society, just in the last 5 years,

Unfortunately for the state of promoter ethics, or lack of it, I’ve met more bad operators than in the previous 30 years. In between some great successes in the last 5 years.

What is the most disturbing factor is the eerie absence of any industry publication articles, facts, statements about the complete breakdown of ethics in the live entertainment presentation business. The industry rags have a hard time detailing the wrongs. Ignoring it is condoning the behavior. With this kind of modern uncaring attitude toward unethical behavior and ignoring the facts, you don’t have to wonder how we got to this point.

The only way to enforce your rights is to use a lawyer and seek legal justice. Another way is to post the information on the web stating the absolute facts and sticking to the truth. This is why promoters need to keep daily logs… for future use.

Just reading the entire book, making notes along the way, and then doing what it says, is key to using the promoting technology offered and staying honest. Selecting what you like from the book and ignoring the components you don’t like is a design for disaster. School yourself and get better everyday.

If you want to be a professional: just do what you can everyday to:

Answer your phone no matter who’s calling after the second ring.
Call phone messages back the same day.
Answer emails completely and don’t use all caps, Learn to insert a complete email signature with your name, company or position, city, phone, web address and any other legal qualifier you may want to include so that the email “is intended only for the reader”.
Show up on time or a few minutes early. Reconfirm appts. the day before. Call ahead of the appt. time if running late.
Meet deadlines and admit when you are having difficulty.
Start telling the truth and stop inflating numbers.
Reach out to help someone every day. Say more compliments.
If you enter into a verbal or written agreement, you must enthusiastically fulfill your end of the deal. Lying is not a way to deal with your responsibilities. You are to support the other side, not ignore, delay, hurt or subvert the authority of the other party.
Pay bills when due.
Get into the details.
Learn or fix what you are bad at.
Watch the cost sheet changing it daily if necessary. "

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#2 2013-06-27 09:54:52

Blueline
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Registered: 2008-06-25
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Re: Concert and Music Festival Promoters should keep promises

I can think of at least one local promoter that should seriously read this article and take it heart.

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#3 2013-07-03 19:32:08

bulldog
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Re: Concert and Music Festival Promoters should keep promises

I can think of another group too who exagerate attendance and don't fullfill promises...........

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