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The largest part of our business is providing entertainment solutions to operators of bars, clubs and restaurants.
We co-ordinate bookings and manage efficient payments to the self-employed artists performing in our clients’ venues. The majority of acts are DJ, karaoke and live music acts, however we also work with many other performers.
We are appointed by operators to represent their interest. The operators are our clients.
We pay artists fees as instructed by, and on behalf of our clients and we will not charge a fee to artists.
Traditional entertainment agents are appointed by and work for the artists in return for a commission.
Our relationship with the artists we pay is different to this type of agency.
If you are booked to perform and you have a query with the agreed fee we recommend that you contact us prior to completion of the work.
We have created this short video for DJs, bands, musicians, karaoke’s and all artists, to explain how to register, accept gigs and ultimately get paid.
We hope you find it useful.
We prefer to keep things simple. Once an artist is registered and has completed a gig we require an invoice and once the invoice is approved we can settle it.
Prior to payment for any service artists are required to complete a simple agreement with Event UK.
Registering is quick and simple and will not limit your ability to accept work that you undertake independently.
If you have been hired to perform, or have already completed a gig for an operator represented by Event UK, and have not registered, then please register without delay.
The artist agreement must be completed in full and either emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Event UK, PO Box 209, Surrey SM5 4WS.
When sending please include the appropriate ID.
After work has been completed all artists are required to produce and submit their invoices directly to Event UK.
Invoices must be addressed to Event UK and emailed to email@example.com and must contain the following information:
- Definition of service
- Venue / location of performance
- Date of performance
- Fee (being the fee that you expect to be paid)
We ask that artists in a weekly residency invoice weekly and include all work completed in that week on a single invoice. VAT registered artists will be required to verify their VAT number.
Payment terms are set by the owner/operator of the venues.
Typically terms are within 21 days from the end of the working week the gig relates to. To avoid an unnecessary extension to these terms please ensure that once work is completed invoices are emailed to Event UK promptly.
If you include work relating to multiple weeks on a single invoice the due date for the invoice will be determined by the date of the most recent gig as invoices can only be paid in a single transaction.
Payments are made by BACS and will appear as a credit from EVENT UK in the account nominated in the Artist Agreement.
Due to the level of interest in gigs we cannot accept enquiries by phone. Registered artists who want to apply for gigs must email us accordingly and we will contact successful applicants directly. If we do not contact you within 24 hours the gig has been placed with a different artist. Due to the volume of enquiries we receive we cannot guarantee artists work but we hope we can do all we can to help.