6 Tips for Hiring Live Entertainment

A global study by the American events promoter Live Nation revealed just how powerful live music really is. In fact, nearly three-quarters of participants agreed that the moments that “give them the most life are live music experiences.”

Hiring live music, or any type of entertainment for your event, can make or break it, so you’ll want to consider these tips to increase the odds of success, meaning those who attend are likely to be talking about it for some time to come.

Think About Your Audience

No matter what type of live entertainment you’re considering, be sure to give a lot of thought to your guest list. If your grandmother is going to be there, you probably don’t want a comedian that’s going to make her blush or worse, and hiring a heavy metal band probably isn’t the best idea for an audience filled with country music fans. Be sure the artists you hire are appropriate for those who will be attending the event.

Look for Value, Not Cheap

Even if you have a tight budget, the cheapest option probably isn’t going to be the best value. If, for example, a band shows up with members who have little experience and put on a terrible show, it’s going to be worse than if you’d skipped the live entertainment altogether. Most talented artists will have spent years honing their craft and will charge accordingly. If the price tag is extremely low, there’s probably a good reason for that.

Skip the Talent Agent

These days, there’s an app for everything. Using a band booking app, for example, allows you to skip the talent agent, pay a lower cost, while the act gets more money for their performance too. Plus you’ll be able to compare the local talent to get a good idea of their rates and learn more about them via reviews, which make it easier to determine the best value too. 

Check References

After narrowing down your list of potential entertainment, you’ll want to check references to determine the best fit for your particular event. Ask for at least a couple of references and speak with those clients to find out what their experiences were like. If you use a talent booking app, as mentioned, you can also read through all the reviews to get a good idea as to what you can expect.

How’s the Sound?

Sound is one of the most important aspects when it comes to live entertainment. If your guests can’t hear the artist(s), it’s a waste of money and can turn what should have been a successful event into a big fail. Make sure whoever you hire has high-quality equipment and that the equipment fits the designated space.

Keep in mind that too loud can be bad too. If you’re hiring a band, will they be providing dance party tunes or will it be for background music? The volume control is essential if you hope to have your guests talking to each other without having to scream over the music. 

Make Sure the Entertainment Is a Fit for the Venue

It’s critical to make sure that the owner of the venue approves of your entertainment before you hire them. Not every venue allows live entertainment and some include clauses in their contracts that require pre-approval before you hire certain types of entertainment like a fire eater or any other performer that comes with a fire risk. The venue might also require an entertainer to provide proof of insurance before their appearance. 

5 Amazing Sister Gift Ideas

Your sister is someone who will always be there for you, throughout your life, and will love you unconditionally, no matter what. This kind of relationship is special, and as such can only be celebrated with a very special gift. However, sometimes it’s hard to buy for someone you’ve known your whole life. It can feel like you’ve already bought them everything they could have wanted, and after a while, the ideas run short. To help you out, here are five amazing sister gift ideas:

1. Photo album

Especially when you have photos together right from birth, a photo album is a classic, but favourite, way of commemorating your unique relationship. It can also give you time together reminiscing and laughing after the gift is given. To extend this, you could compile the photos in scrapbook form, writing your thoughts and comments on each photo beneath or around it.

2. Memory box

A memory box is life a photo album full of items that have a special memory attached to them. The box itself can be decorated with pictures or drawings, and ideas for its contents could include: your favourite childhood CD, old-school sweets, a framed photo, or a silly toy that is part of an inside joke.

3. Day out

Sometimes creating new memories together can be the best gift, especially as you get older and your interests mature. By putting aside a day to spend together, you are not only gifting them the trip, but also making sure you get quality time together, which might other be difficult to organise. Perhaps a day to a new city, or to the beach, or, if you’re old enough, to a gin or wine tasting event!

4. Food hamper

You above all people know exactly what your sister loves to eat the most. Especially if they are a fussy eater or have allergies, getting them a hamper of their favourite things, where they know they will adore everything, can be very thoughtful. This doesn’t have to be sweet either, it can be a mix of everything and anything.

5. Jewellery

The most classic and traditional gifts can sometimes be the best. Jewellery is timeless and also brilliantly received, and especially if it’s personal to your relationship. Nomination Italy have a beautiful range of sister jewellery, in a variety of different styles and materials. There are pendants and links that highlight your sisterly love, and you can even get some jewellery personalised! Jewellery of such a high quality will last a lifetime, and as such is a gift they will treasure forever. What’s more, as their best friend and family, who better to buy them their new favourite piece of jewellery than you?

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Dolce & Gabbana are two words that have become synonymous with style, innovation, and ingenuity over the last three decades. Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded the company in 1985, starting with women’s clothing, then later expanding to include a men’s collection in 1992. Dolce & Gabbana have become a household name remarkably quickly, creating very diverse collections in a relatively short time frame. With so much choice, it can be hard to know where to look, so here are some essential things you need to know when buying Dolce & Gabbana.

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