Monday, March 28, 2011

What our agents & consultans can do for you.

We recieve calls and emails all the time from folks who are unsure of exactly who we are, what we do.
The two most common misconceptions are ;
1. We'll help singers and performers get a record deal or make them famous.
2. You don't need an agent to "find" entertainment for you.

First, what we offer our entertainers:
  • Full time representation from our trained staff,
  • dedicated phone and email contact with regular office hours,
  • a strong web presence and advertising,
  • Niche marketing and dedication to highly specialised forms of entertainment;    (ie; Celebrity Impersonators, Tribute Bands, Singing Telegram performers, and novelty entertainers)
  • full attention and understanding of each artists and performers requirements and needs.
  *artists, performers, entertainers and bands seeking representation should email promotional items to   for review.

Secondly,we offer our clients:
Professional, top-of-the-line entertainers and bands
& a dedicated staff available to handle every detail of your event.

Frequently asked questions clients may have about our services:

Why is using an entertainment agency a good idea when booking entertainment?

Entertainment agencies are necessary for a number of reasons, but the main one is that our clients want their entertainment to be well, entertaining. In most cases clients are looking to hire entertainment for special events such as concerts, festivals, weddings, company parties, birthday parties, etc. You only get one chance to make these types of events go well and as a non-professional buyer of entertainment you would want to know what we know.



What do professional entertainment agents know that I cannot find out on my own?

An established entertainment agency employs professional agents that work closely with both clients and individual entertainers on many events over an extended period of time. This gives agents an accurate and historical perspective on each and all of the entertainers that they represent. Agents know how well clients and their audiences have received individual entertainers in the past, how appropriate their services are for specific types of events, the average price of an individual act, what services should be included for the price paid, how professional an entertainer is and if you can rely on that entertainer to show up at your event. This professional and unbiased information is simply not available anywhere else.



What does an entertainment agency do for me besides giving recommendations?

Our agency has ongoing relationships with our entertainers, enabling them to negotiate better prices and more favorable terms than individual buyers can usually obtain on their own. Many of the acts we work with are exculsivley represented by us. And yes, we can often get our customers better prices than they can get if they book direct. In addition to saving clients money, agents also save their clients time by showing them several comparable acts within a set budget and with confirmed availability. This allows clients to compare and shop for the act that best fits their needs quickly and efficiently. Last and arguably the agent's most important job is to control the booking process. Agents work out the final details of each agreement, make a reservation, and issue non-biased third party contracts to both the entertainment and the client. Agents will then do the business follow-through to make sure that contracts are signed and kept on file, the deposit is paid, the booked entertainment shows up at the event and that the entertainment is paid for their services.



Ok, say I decide to work with an agency, why would I want to work with Celebrations Agency?

We have been doing business in the Southwest Ohio since 1998, we book over 1500 local events yearly, have access to most national and international acts, provide an exceptionally high level of service and we cost nothing to the buyer.


What do you mean your services cost nothing to the buyer, who pays your fee?

We make money by charging the entertainers a small percentage commission on each booking we make for them. They pay us to represent them, find them work and to take care of the business details associated with each event we book for them. If we never book their services we don't charge them anything.



I have heard that some agencies do something called buy-sell, what does that mean exactly?

Buy-sell is an evil way that many agencies rip-off both their customers and the entertainers they represent. Buy-sell means that the agency sizes up the customer and decides what they think they can afford based on where they are having their event, what kind of car they drive, etc. Then they tell the entertainer that the customer can't afford the normal price and attempt to drive down the entertainer's price. To keep this hidden from both their clients and entertainers they make separate contracts, one for customers and one for entertainers. This often results in 50-100% commissions to the agent that both the entertainers and clients pay for. Celebrations Entertainment abhors this practice, issues the client and entertainer the same contract, charges the client nothing, and charges a reasonable commission to the entertainer.



Celebrations Entertainment Services & Celebration Of Stars Tribute Shows just makes a complicated, time consuming process simple and easy, allowing our clients and customers to relax and enjoy the show.

~Pamela H. owner/ agent

(800) 828-2076

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Celebrations Entertainment: Links/About Us

Celebrations Entertainment Services  & Celebration of Stars Tribute Shows
A Local  National Entertainment-Booking Service
Dayton, Ohio: (937) 270-8947
Cincinnati Office:(513) 693-0229
Columbus Office: (614) 504-4313
Indianapolis, In: (317) 622-8081
and toll free at:  (800) 828-2076

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-9pm, closed Sundays.

Check out Some of our Entertainment options;
 DJ's & Karaoke,
 & MORE!
Live entertainment for private parties, corporate events, fairs, festivals, clubs, concerts, casinos, retirement communities, and more!
All Events,  All Occasions!