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The Benefits of a Cruise Liner
Bands and single acts have made a fantastic living entertaining in hotels and on Luxury Liners. Without saying your act needs to be polished. Your repertoire should cover a variety of popular songs easily recognized from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s up to some of the latest hits. How does one gain entrance to these gigs go through a booking agent? Cruise ships and hotels are corporate entities and do not have time to devote to such task. So they assign it to a talent agency. It’s cost effective. On the other hand if you can catch the ear of the company entertainment director you’ll have a ticket to the fast lane. Another is to contact a travel agency. They can’t book you but can recommend you. Let’s list some of the prerequisites: 1) A promo package complete with brochures pictures audio and video having both is a plus. Pictures should be formal and casual; you are appealing to a casual and dinner audience. Professional presentation is a must, everything needs to be polished. It would surprise you how many acts don’t have a complete promo package. 2) A track record with references. If you have one hundred good references include them. Repeat and individual jobs will show you are adept to all occasions, clubs, weddings, anniversaries, private parties and holiday functions. 3) Negotiate. Members may have particular needs that need to be addressed. Make sure you are in compliance with immunization shots and the prescription drug laws. You could find yourselves in trouble. Here some pros and cons: Pros: 1) You’re on a paid vacation, visiting some of the famous tourist spots in the free world. 2) The vacationers want to be entertained or at least live background music. 3) Meals, which are prepared by world-renowned chiefs, are provided usually three times a day. In some cases open buffet and bar come with the booking. 4) You’ll enjoy the same facilities as the quest gym, pool, golf, casino, spa, tennis and other activities. 5) Free room and board. Most if not all your expenses are covered. You can bank the greater portion of your paycheck. What sounds like a smaller amount dollar wise actually nets out to more. In general it can be a good time with a break from the local jobs. Cons: 1) A four to eight week tour can become boring. You don’t want to start drinking and gamble as a result. 2) It can put a strain on your relationship. Both your spouse and you can become insecure with so much time apart. 3) Rehearsing is difficult so you need a large repertoire. Vacationers do not what to hear the band going over parts. 4) The entertainment director doesn’t like the band or one of the members. The choice wasn’t up to them. This happens very rarely if at all, but worth mentioning. Not good. To avoid conflict entered into it with your eyes open and full agreement with all members. All in all it can be a fun experience. Don’t forget your camera.
A resource for career musicians
McCoy Marketing L.L.C. © 2016
McCoy Marketing L.L.C. © 2016
A resource for career musicians
Return Return
The Benefits of a Cruise Liner
Bands and single acts have made a fantastic living entertaining in hotels and on Luxury Liners. Without saying your act needs to be polished. Your repertoire should cover a variety of popular songs easily recognized from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s up to some of the latest hits. How does one gain entrance to these gigs go through a booking agent? Cruise ships and hotels are corporate entities and do not have time to devote to such task. So they assign it to a talent agency. It’s cost effective. On the other hand if you can catch the ear of the company entertainment director you’ll have a ticket to the fast lane. Another is to contact a travel agency. They can’t book you but can recommend you. Let’s list some of the prerequisites: 1) A promo package complete with brochures pictures audio and video having both is a plus. Pictures should be formal and casual; you are appealing to a casual and dinner audience. Professional presentation is a must, everything needs to be polished. It would surprise you how many acts don’t have a complete promo package. 2) A track record with references. If you have one hundred good references include them. Repeat and individual jobs will show you are adept to all occasions, clubs, weddings, anniversaries, private parties and holiday functions. 3) Negotiate. Members may have particular needs that need to be addressed. Make sure you are in compliance with immunization shots and the prescription drug laws. You could find yourselves in trouble. Here some pros and cons: Pros: 1) You’re on a paid vacation, visiting some of the famous tourist spots in the free world. 2) The vacationers want to be entertained or at least live background music. 3) Meals, which are prepared by world-renowned chiefs, are provided usually three times a day. In some cases open buffet and bar come with the booking. 4) You’ll enjoy the same facilities as the quest gym, pool, golf, casino, spa, tennis and other activities. 5) Free room and board. Most if not all your expenses are covered. You can bank the greater portion of your paycheck. What sounds like a smaller amount dollar wise actually nets out to more. In general it can be a good time with a break from the local jobs. Cons: 1) A four to eight week tour can become boring. You don’t want to start drinking and gamble as a result. 2) It can put a strain on your relationship. Both your spouse and you can become insecure with so much time apart. 3) Rehearsing is difficult so you need a large repertoire. Vacationers do not what to hear the band going over parts. 4) The entertainment director doesn’t like the band or one of the members. The choice wasn’t up to them. This happens very rarely if at all, but worth mentioning. Not good. To avoid conflict entered into it with your eyes open and full agreement with all members. All in all it can be a fun experience. Don’t forget your camera.
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