Glossary of Frequently Used Industry Terms
Advance the Date  

Going over the details of your show in
advance.

Anchor Date   The first date that is booked on an Artist's tour
Artist The Entertainer
Backline A general term that includes all necessary guitar, bass and keyboard amplifiers, drums, microphone stands, and cables. (also known as Equipment List)
Binder A 10% deposit frequently issued with a Formal Offer to ensure sincerity of the Formal Offer.
Bio A press release that contains the biographical history of the Artist.
Capacity The number of guests who will be attending your event
Contract A legally binding agreement
Contract Addendum Contains extra details needed to complete a complex show.
Contract Rider  An integral part of the legally binding agreement, in addition to the Contract, containing all of the necessary ingredients needed for a successful show. Items include exact details of Artists' flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms, insurance needs, backline, hospitality, production, stage plot etc. (also known as Rider or Production Rider)
Deposit Customarily 50% of the agreed upon amount, lodged by the Purchaser upon contract signature.
Equipment List A general term that includes all necessary guitar, bass and keyboard amplifiers, drums, microphone- stands, and cables. (also known as Backline)
Formal Offer Submitted by the Purchaser, on the Purchaser's company letterhead, detailing the terms of the offer for performance. A Formal Offer is a firm and legally binding agreement if the terms are accepted and returned in writing by the Artist and/or Producer of the event. The person who has submitted the Formal Offer is legally bound for full payment of the show.
Free or Ticketed Show Will you be selling tickets (for a profit) on this event, or will your guests be admitted free?
Glossy An 8 x 10 black & white or color photo of the Artist used for publicity
Ground Transportation All vehicles necessary to get the Artists and their luggage from the closest major airport to their hotel, to the venue of performance and back again.
Hospitality All food, beverages, and snacks to be provided to the Artists before and after the show.
Press Pack Used for promoting your event - contains the Artist's bio, credits, press pictures, slides, references, and audio/video.
Private Date A show that does not advertise, nor provide tickets on sale to the general public.
Production The sound system, lighting system and stage monitors necessary to produce a successful show as per the Artist's specification.
Production Fee The fee paid to the production companies etc. for their services. Frequently this is only 1/2 of the total cost for an event - the other half involves Talent Fees.
Production Rider A legally binding agreement containing all of the necessary ingredients needed for a successful show. Items include exact details of Artists' flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms, insurance needs, backline, hospitality, production, staging etc. (also known as Contract Rider, or Rider)
Public Date A show that is being advertised to the public, where tickets are being sold to the general public
Purchaser The person legally responsible for payment of the production.
Radius Clause Used frequently in a Public Date performance by the promoter or public venue to protect their ticket sales and marketing efforts from a duplicate performance by the Artist in the same area.
Rain or Shine Clause Used as a clause for outdoor events - meaning if the Artist is present, ready, willing and able to perform at the agreed upon time of your event - they must be paid "rain or shine" - even if your event is rained out.
Rider A legally binding agreement containing all of the necessary ingredients needed for a successful show. Items include exact details of Artists' flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms, insurance needs, backline, hospitality, production, staging etc. (also known as Contract Rider or Production Rider)
Routed Date The Artist's performance in a nearby city which will make sound logistical routing to your event
Set Times When and how long the Artist performs. Frequently nationally known concert Artists perform a show anywhere from 60-90 minutes.
Stage Plot The diagram that includes the layout of the stage, Artist's position and where the Artists equipment, microphones, props etc are to be placed.
Support Date The date that is booked to support an Anchor Date
Talent Fee  The fee paid to the Artist for their services. Frequently this is only 1/2 of the total cost for an event - the other half involves Production Fees.
Union Labor Any union labor that is required by the Venue where your event is held

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