Welcome Musicians

Welcome To Need Music Agency

Are you looking for more gigs?

Would you like someone to take the hassle out of booking gigs?

If you take performing seriously then we may be interested in adding you to our growing roster. We hire great-sounding musicians who are also professional, reliable and easy to work with. This enables us to give the client the best possible service and thus grow our business.

Please not e we only work with cover artists - if you play originals then this is not for you.

If you are a smiley and smartly-presented musician who is always early for their gig and knows how to engage with an audience then we are definitely interested!

If we like what we hear we will add you to the website so we can pitch you to prospective clients. Easy as that.

How To Apply

If this sounds like you please send the following information to musicians@needmusic.co.uk

  1. Act name and location.
  2. A recent photo of your act.
  3. Most importantly - a recent live performance video of your act. This needs to be in the form of a Youtube link.

We aim to respond within 7 days.

Musician Terms

Contracts:

We do not sign contracts with our artists. However, we do expect you to adhere to the terms below.

Performance

When you are booked for a gig please note down all the info you are given. Not just start and end times, but also about what type of music the event/venue is expecting. Feel free to ask at time of booking so you are well prepared to entertain the crowd.

Cancellations:

From time to time gigs are cancelled last minute which is frustrating for us all. If this happens we will do our best to get you a replacement gig, however this is subject to availability and isn't guaranteed.

Payment:

Payments are different for each venue. Some are cash pick up, others are by bank transfer and can take up to 30 days. Please check at the time of booking so you know when to expect payment.

Confirmation:

You must contact us on the week of your gig to confirm that this is going ahead. Usually Need Music will be in contact to confirm also, however due to the sheer volume of gigs happening at any one time, its easier for you to drop us a quick message.

Fees

As an agency representing musicians for live performance we take a small percentage of the total gig fee, typically between 5-15%.

Whenever we offer you a gig the payment amount will be exactly what you get - there are no hidden fees.

Lateness:

We expect you to be punctual. You should always be at a venue at least 30 minutes before the start time, set up and ready to play.  Lateness not only has a detrimental affect on your reputation as a reliable artist, but it slashes your chances of being rebooked for the same venue.  It also reflects badly on our company reputation.

Sickness:

This is uncontrollable, but if you need to cancel your gig you must give us as much notice as possible, we'll then be in a position to find a suitable replacement or notify the venue. If nobody turns up at the venue they could cancel all future gigs which effects us all.