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Music industry revenue continues to shift from physical and digital sales to streaming revenues and VR represents the highest level of engagement and revenue opportunity for interactive music streaming. Live festivals and concerts continue to dominate the global music spend with up to 49% attending live shows, concerts and festivals across the world. Ceek VR are providing new and exciting revenue streams for labels, artists, publishers, etc, and if you think about this carefully people have the opportunity to see their chosen artists LIVE with out the disappointment of not receiving a ticket or to the point the artist is not providing a show in your country, and unable to attend.

CEEK VR established in 2015, is an award-winning developer of premium social virtual and augmented reality experiences. Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida the mission is to make virtual reality experiences universally accessible and enjoyable. CEEK simulates the communal experience of attending a live concert, being in a classroom, attending a sporting event and other ‘money can’t buy’ exclusive experiences with friends from anywhere at anytime. CEEK is now embarking on a new era looking towards the blockchain technology to accelerate growth. Even big multinationals and banks are working on their own blockchain projects, looking to maximize the technology’s capabilities.

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Why the music industry needs Blockchain

While music lovers have hailed as the democracy of the music industry, the 15.7 billion global music industry remains the same. Music piracy through illegally downloaded, copied and shared content eats into the artist’s royalties and music labels revenues worldwide. Added to this, the lack of a robust rights management system, which leads to loss of revenue to the artist. And the revenue, by the time the revenue’s  reach the artist, this can take up to two years! Another area of concern is unpaid royalties, which are often suspended in various stages due to missing information or with rights ownership. Also there is a lack of access to real-time digital sales data, which if was available this can be used to strategise marketing & PR campaigns in a more positive way.

Artists are also plagued by a lack of sales transparency where  Digital Service Providers (DSPs) report a huge volume of streaming transactions, they end up receiving payment for only 20 to 40 percent of these transactions. This has led to several artists choosing to keep their music off such on-demand streaming services, causing huge gaps in the libraries of popular services like Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and Google.

These very areas are where Blockchain can make a difference. As a publicly assessable and decentralised database that is distributed across the internet, Blockchain maintains permanent and undeletable records in cryptographic form. Transactions occur across a peer-to-peer network, and are computed, verified and recorded using an automated consensus method, eliminating the need for an intermediator or third-party to manage or control information. The very architecture of Blockchain being immutable, distributed and peer-to-peer brings immense potential to deal with the present woes affecting the music industry.

A recent quote from Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, when he says ” If Blockchain technology is going to be the future, we need to dig in and make it happen”.

Blockchain can initiate change in several areas

A major area in which Blockchain can bring positive change is in the creation of a digital rights database. Digital rights expression is one of the main issues in today’s music industry. Identifying copyright of a song and defining how royalties should be split between songwriters, performers, publishers and producers is extremely difficult in the digital space. Often artists lose out on royalties due to complicated copyright environment. Blockchain’s immutable distributed ledger system, which ensure that no single entity can claim ownership, provides the perfect solution. Secure files with all relevant information such as composition, lyrics, linear notes, cover art, licensing, etc., this can be encoded onto the Blockchain creating a permanent and inerasable record.

As a VR platform that targets the entertainment industry and also founded in 2015, Ceek enables artists to create VR experiences for their fans and audiences. It has already worked with several industry giants and headlining acts to power VR events through their hardware and software.

Ceek will also be using its own token to power its “entertainment metaverse.” The user can spend their tokens on Ceek’s Virtual Mint that would allow them to create their own virtual tokens, which can be then used as tickets to VR events and virtual items that could be traded as merchandise. Ceek will be running its own protocol, which is claimed to be cheaper to use compared to other blockchain platforms in the market today.

Currently the company is working on a VR event destination using blockchain technology, www.ceek.io  which will also provide artists and acts easy access to the blockchain functionalities such as token and virtual merchandise creation. To accelerate that development, Ceek is set to run its token event through December 2017 and will provide the public sale through January / February 2018.

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Music Agents….

In the music world, booking agents are different from talent managers. Booking agents are the people that actually book shows for the artists they represent. They make all of the arrangements with the promoters of the shows. The booking agent presents the promoter or producer of the concert with a performance agreement, which stipulates the artist’s requirements. Items may include lighting, sound, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation.

For concert buyers, they work to find the right artist that will fit in the need and available budget.Many of the major booking agencies refuse to represent clients who are not already signed to a major record label and have national distribution of their music. Because of this, artists on independent record company often seek representation with an independent booking agency.

Bars and nightclub that specialise in presenting live music on a regular basis often employ an individual to assemble the schedule of events. These people are the venue’s buyers, and should not be confused with the booking agent, who presents their roster of available acts to the buyer. Booking agents may also have contacts known as free-lance promoters. These are individuals that agree to produce a concert by locating a venue, providing a sound system and assembling a staff.

Producing a show in this manner, at a location that is rented out for a single evening, is called “four-walling,” as it entails renting a venue and receiving no additional services or technical equipment other than the space itself. This has often been the only available option for underground musicians lacking enough popular appeal to gain access to more conventional performance venues, but is also used among the genre of raves and various DJ-related events.

The cost factor of having a booking agent has to be weighed against what they can do for clients and buyers alike. Some agents represent several different types of artists, while others represent artists in one main area/genre.

For more information about ‘PRB Media’ and how the agency can help your event, show please send you bookings & information to: 

 

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J.A.Entertainments brings you West End Star Maria Kesselman, Featuring Songs from shows, operas and lots lots more. This Includes Think of me from The Phantom of the Oprea per day! This is your chance to experience the magic of the West end in a Cabaret style setting in the Gurnard Pines Ballroom.

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Maria trained at the Arts Educational School, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The Royal College of Music, studying singing with Marion Studholme, repertoire with Robert Sutherland and piano with Peter Element, gaining her ARCM and dip. RCM diplomas. Maria maintains a varied performing career spanning musical theatre, theatre, opera, concert, recording, cabaret, and dance.

In musical theatre and theatre Maria’s credits include numerous lead roles including Christine opposite Michael Crawford in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre; Jenny Lind in Barnum; Maria Vittoria in Which Witch at the Piccadilly Theatre; Ruthie in The Royal National Theatre production of Lady in the Dark; Laundress in Yerma at The National Theatre Studio; Dvora in Golem at The New End Theatre Hampstead; Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (New Zealand tour); Deanna Durbin in Two Smart Girls at The Queen Elizabeth Hall; Maria in The Sound of Music at The Everyman. Maria also received critical acclaim and a Time Out award for her performance of Melinda Coverdale in A Judgement in Stone with Sheila Hancock (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith).

Maria has made numerous TV and radio appearances, and is a regular star singer on Friday Night is Music Night and The Steve Race Show for BBC Radio 2. She also performs as soloist for The Last Night of the Proms open air concerts with The Royal Philharmonic at High Clear Castle, Battle Abbey, Castle Howard, Calke Abbey, Lydiard House and Longleat. So catch this one of performance for the Isle of Wight, one not to miss….

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Nickelback (c) Nick ElliottPRB Media  is  a celebrity & music booking agency.We are one of the leading booking agencies who book high profile entertainment worldwide. We work with some of the top and biggest agents, managers, agencies, record companies & labels in the world. Below is some information on how to book a ‘Celebrity’ or How to book a ‘music star’ from PRB Media & other talent agencies.

After booking many celebrities and music stars and artists for many events, shows for many years. Have you ever read articles or seen on the news that very famous singers such as “Beyonce” have made stage appearances at bat mitzvah’s, weddings, and other commonly known “life altering” events….. Major artists can attend or perform at a varied selection of events around the world, however large or small, from parties to large arenas, tours, corporate events and festivals.
 
I do not own the rights to the information I will list below, but PRB Media have given you an idea on ‘How to Book a Celebrity or music star Guide’ When you are thinking about booking a major Hollywood celebrity or music star to perform or just make an appearance at your event, show, Festival or awards ceremony there are a couple things to consider to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
 
Here is a small list of things to keep in mind.
  • Make sure you have a realistic time frame, as most celebrities are booked out very far in advance, as much as a year or more. You want to plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

 

  • Do you have the budget to obtain the celebrity you want? If not, you may want to try and get a sponsor to offset the cost or cover it entirely if possible. Just make sure the sponsor gets a clear and direct ROI from being the sponsor. Also, be sure to talk to a number of different sponsors, as the more you approach, the much better your chances are of success, and hey you may even be able to start a sort of competition or bidding war between companies to become the title or main sponsor.
  • If you do some research on the celebrity you are targeting, you may be able to get him or her at a very good fee. But you will need to have a budget in-place
  • Work through a talent booking agency, make sure you are clear about what it is you want from the celebrity with the booking agent. Will they be hosting the event, performing, signing autographs, or just making a quick appearance
  • Have a couple of options for different celebrities, in case the one you want is not available or simply cannot be reached
  • Do not sign any kind of contracts without taking some time to carefully review the documents and the information in them. You do not want to be stuck in an ugly situation because you didn’t read the contract carefully enough. You will most likely be dealing with the celebrities agent or manager when booking them. Sometimes they can be a little difficult to deal with, but be polite and don’t be bullied into unfair negotiations. At the same time, don’t make promises you can’t keep either.
  • Finally, if you really feel a celebrity is a perfect fit for your event, be persistent and let your passion come through. Don’t bug them, but show them you really would like to work with them. As an added bonus, here are some extra things to consider when hiring celebrities for any kind of event, from performances to speaking engagements.
The higher profile the celebrity, the more they and their contracts will demand. Some common things include, first class airfare, first class airfare for an assistant, limos, hotel suites, and special amenities in their room such as gourmet food, bottled water, flowers, and other things. If you truly feel that the celebrity will make a big impact on your event, whether it be through drawing attendance, or just pure prestige, then it is usually worth it to get them and accommodate whatever demands they may have.
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MUSIC MANAGER – WHAT DO THEY DO??….

Talent & Music Manager
 
talent manager, also known as an artist manager or band manager, is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs of an artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.
 
The roles and responsibilities of a talent manager vary slightly from industry to industry, as do the commissions to which the manager is entitled. For example, a music manager’s duties differ from those managers who advise actors, writers, or directors. A manager can also help artists find an agent, or help them decide when to leave their current agent and identify who to select as a new agent. Talent agents have the authority to make deals for their clients while managers usually can only informally establish connections with producers and studios but do not have the ability to negotiate contracts.
 
A music manager (or band manager) may handle career areas for bands and singers and DJs.
 
A music manager may be hired by a musician or band, or the manager may discover the band, and the relationship is usually contractually bound with mutual assurances, warranties, performances guarantees, and so forth. The manager’s main job is to help with determining decisions related to career moves, bookings, promotion, business deals, recording contracts, etc. The role of music managers can be extensive and may include similar duties to that of a press agent, promoter, booking agent, business manager (who are usually certified public accountants), tour manager, and sometimes even a personal assistant. Manager’s contracts, however, cannot license those responsibilities unto the manager in the same way a state license would empower the agent to do so.
 
Therefore, conflicting areas of interest may arise unless those are clarified in the contract. That said, a manager should be able to read and understand and explain a contracts and study up on the long-term implications of contractual agreements that they, the bands, and the people they do business with, enter into.
 

Before the manager enters into a with the band, their relationship may be regarded as competing for interest; after a good contract is signed, their interests, obligations and incentives are aligned, and the interest in success is shared. Above is more information about the ”Entertaiment & Music” industry to help and inform people.

 

Band members as managers:

 

Sometimes an experienced band member will serve as the group’s music manager until it becomes more established and a dedicated manager can be hired. Some local music managers could be considered musical agents as well, since they primarily represent the band during the booking process and receive a fixed percentage of the band’s gross income as compensation. A music manager working for a local or regional band may also have to supervise the group during a performance and make sure the venue owners meet their financial obligations.
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Multiple managers:

 

As a solo performer or band becomes more established, some of the chores previously handled by a music manager are often delegated to others. A road manager, for example, may be responsible for the performers’ travel and lodging arrangement, while a publicist takes on the task of promoting the band and advertising upcoming gigs or tour schedules. A manager’s role in a popular regional or national band may be more of a liaison between a record label and the group, or as an immediate supervisor who addresses the personal and professional needs of the band.
 

Characteristics of a good manager:

 

An effective music manager should have experience in both the creative and business side of the music industry. Musicians often respond better to managers who speak their language, while record labels and venue owners prefer to work with people who are familiar with performance contracts and other legal obligations. Music managers should not make unilateral decisions for their clients, but should also keep a client’s best interests in mind when negotiating an appearance fee or booking more gigs.
 

Manager training Training for a music manager is often a combination of on-the-job experience working for established managers and specific business training in musical management. Some traditional music programs in public colleges and universities may offer a concentration in , while vocational schools specifically geared towards the music industry often offer an intensive course of study leading to employment as a freelance music manager.

How Celebrity Ambassadorial Roles Work?


These days the role of celebrity brand ambassadors has increased significantly.

Studies show that consumers use the product if they see that their favourite celebrities are the brand’s ambassadors. They have become brand ambassadors from products and well known international Brands such as Omega, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Coca Cola, Loreal and Chanel.

That’s why companies these days use celebrities to head their advertising campaign to attract more customers. What is a brand ambassador? And what is its significant role of changing the face of beauty.

A brand ambassador is hired by a certain company to act as the face of the brand. They represent what the product or service is all about. In addition, they are chosen because they have the right look and image to be the Face and Ambassador of the Company and Brand.

Being a brand ambassador can be very tricky because you have to maintain a good and clean image. They have to make sure that they won’t do something stupid that can tarnish the image and reputation of the company. There have been instances in which some celebrity endorsers have been kicked out of the advertising campaign because of a bad thing that they did. Of course, companies are paying a lot of money to hire celebrities to be the face of their campaign. The least thing that a celebrity can do is to maintain a clean image.

Indeed, celebrities have changed the face of advertising. They have become the target of companies be their representative because of their influence with consumers. Think about it, if Leonardo Dicaprio wasn’t the image model of the brand Tag Heuer, or Daniel Craig wasn’t the Model of the Brand Omega, do you think the company will experience an increase on their sales?  Furthermore, designer brands like St. John and Louis Vuitton have used celebrities instead of models to star in their ad campaigns. For instance, celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Madonna.

As you can see, the world of branding has changed significantly in past years. While there are still some companies that opt to use ordinary people to star in their campaign, most major brands prefer to use celebrities. This is their way of preserving status and prestige in the competitive world of business.


What does a Celebrity Booker do?

The Celebrity Booker contracts the appropriate performers / artists to star in a production for film, music, sport and festival on a Local, National & International scale. The Celebrity Booker follows viewer trends to ensure that the most popular celebrities are featured, and he or she also works with talent agencies to discover new talent, from music artists and bands to actors and actresses such as; Russell Watson, Will I am, Jennifer Lopez,  and many more…..


Booking entertainment from all over the world the Celebrity Booker is a very key player for securing the following;

  • Secure musical, celebrity, film, TV, sports & political guests for interviews and performances on various Media programs and special shows and events.

Above is just a brief introduction on how a ‘Celebrity booker’  works.

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PRB Media Celebrity & Music booking agency wish you all a great 2012, Hope you enjoy this blog!

We are a leading Entertainment booking agency who book high profile celebrity talent and famous music entertainment for events worldwide. We work with the top and biggest agents, agencies, record companies in the world.

You can book or hire a cast member from the award winning television Programmes for your Celebrity bookings; Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Shameless, Strictly Come Dancing, Only way is Essex, I’m a Celebrity get me out of here, or you can book one of top 10 music artists from X Factor, Britain’s got Talent, or an established Top DJ, Famous Bands, Sports & Guest Speakers, An A Lister or Music Artists and Pop Stars, we advise and provide you with the best advice and professional celebrity and music entertainment from all over the world.

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