How Do Booking Agents Work And How Do I Attract One?

  • Vinny Ribas
  • CEO - Indie Connect
    Former Booking Agent
  • Founder of Cartne
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It's possible for any decent artist to find and book gigs for themselves. However, it can be both frustrating and time consuming. That's why many artists seek out one or more booking agents to work with. They already have the relationships with the venues so the process is much less difficult and complicated. 

In this video from 2019, former booking agent and NV State Fair Entertainment Director,  Vinny Ribas explains how booking agents work, what they look for in an act and how to choose and attract the right one.


Tips And Advice Vinny Shares In These 3 Videos

Kinds Of Gigs

Learn the various kids of gigs agents book and which ones are best for you.


Some agents want to represent you exclusively.  Learn the limitations & benefits.

What Agents Look For

Learn what agents look for in the acts they choose to represent.


Learn what to look for when shopping for the right booking agent(s) for your act.

Booking Events

Find out about the many artist showcases held at industy events. Agents thrive there.

Finding Agents

Find out the best way to find and approach potential booking agents.


About The EXPERT

Vinny Ribas

Vinny is an artist manager and consultant. He is the founder of Indie Connect and Cartne. He is also a co-author of the #1 best seller, ‘LEVERAGE: Achieve a Lot with the Little You’ve Got’ and author of  ‘CEO Secrets‘, He has hundreds of published business and music industry articles, books and eBooks.

In his 55+ years in the business, Vinny has also been a full-time performing artist, a booking agent, the Entertainment Director of the NV State Fair, a producer, a studio owner, a band leader and a songwriter (to name a few).

Outside of the music business, Vinny is an executive coach, strategic business consultant and business plan writer. He advises entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to set their businesses up to grow without limits. This includes clarifying and solidifying their plans and strategies. He helps develop their complete and accurate business plans and assist in implementing them.

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