How Can I Play Corporate and Private Events?

  • Makenzie Stokel
  • Co-Founder
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When it comes to making money as an indie artist, few gigs pay more than corporate and private events.  Yet many artists don't pursue them because they are usually pure 'cover' gigs and often require more formal attire. But many others would like to land these lucrative gigs but just don't know how to. 

In this video, Makenzie Stokel, cofounder of, talks about what it takes to be booked for corporate and private events and how you can get those gigs.


Tips And Info Makenzie Shares In This Video

Why These Gigs

Learn the benefits of playing corporate and private events over many club venues.

Things To Know

Learn some of the things you need to know before you take one of these gigs.

Live Video

Learn why it's important to have a great live video to pitch your act to these gigs.

What Works Well

Learn what corporate and private gigs usually look for in an artist.

Basic Rules

Learn some of the basic rules of playing these high-paying gigs.

Getting The Gigs

Learn how Makenzie's company can help you connect with corporate and private gigs.
About The EXPERT

Makenzie Stokel

When co-founders Makenzie Stokel and Channing Moreland met at Belmont University, both were already crazy about live music. It wasn’t long before the two were organizing everything from large house parties to small festivals. The music and live event part was really fun. The messy details, paperwork, and uncertainty when trying to book entertainment, not so much.

At moments like these, you can either fight or fix the system. So they got serious and formed what now is EVA. The company has grown and evolved so much over the years to fit the ever-changing industry and environment. What has remained constant for Makenzie and Channing is their primary goal of using technology to connect clients with high-quality entertainment. With the help of their incredible team, EVA continues to be a disruptive force for good.

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