What is a Booking Agent?


Booking Agent Job Description

Music booking agents are responsible for finding work for musicians. They must negotiate where and when an artist or band will perform, as well as the financial terms related to the performance. Booking agents may work independently, or as an employee of a talent agency.



Typical Job Duties

• Liaise with clients to identify ideal performance circumstances

• Schedule live performances for solo artists or bands

• Network with venue operators, music promoters and other booking agents

• Oversee all financial matters and scheduling of performances

• May perform strictly booking duties, or may be involved in artist or band management



Scholarships for Becoming a Booking Agent

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Booking Agent. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Booking Agent. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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