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British soul, Brit soul, or the British soul invasion, is soul music performed by British artists. Soul has been a major influence on British popular music since the 1960s, and American soul was extremely popular among some youth subcultures, such as mods, skinheads, and the northern soul movement. In the 1970s, soul gained more mainstream popularity in the UK during the disco era.

However, a clear genre of British soul did not emerge until the 1980s, when a number of black and white artists who made soul their major focus, influenced by contemporary R&B, began to enjoy some commercial success. British soul artists began gaining popularity in the United States in the late 2000s, leading to talk of another British Invasion, this time a soul invasion (in

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How to Contact Music Promoters


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If you're thinking of becoming a promoter, or you're simply interested as to how it all works, then you'll find plenty of useful information about live music and gig promotion in our You & The Music Industry hub. Expand your knowledge about the economics of promoting gigs, building mailing lists and audiences, plus effective promotion methods to spread the word about gigs & events. Our You & The Music Industry area is full of practical advice provided by the likes of Musicians' Union, BBC Introducing and other experienced promoters & booking contacts to make sure your live gigs are an unforgettable experience.


Making it big in the music industry is every band and artist's dream. However, before you can play sold-out stadiums, you need to get the attention of a music label. Contacting a music promoter can represent the most important step of your career so make sure you prepare.


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Promoter may refer to:

  • Promoter (entertainment), one who makes arrangements for events
  • Tour promoter, individuals or companies responsible for organizing a live concert tour or special event performance
  • Corporate promoter, an entity who takes active steps in the formation, organization, or financing of a corporation
  • Promoter (genetics), a regulatory region of DNA usually located upstream of a gene, providing a control point for regulated gene transcription
  • Promoter (catalysis), an accelerator of a catalyst, though not a catalyst itself
  • Promoter (role variant), one of the sixteen personality types of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter
  • Promoter (Catholic church), an office of the Catholic Church such as Promoter of the Laity, Promoter of Peace and Justice, or Promoter of the Faith (also known as the Devil's advocate)
  • Promotor (Dutch, Belgian, or German academia), a full professor of a Dutch, Flanders, or German university who formally promotes a PhD candidate to doctor, and is (formally) the principal supervisor during the doctoral research.
  • The Promoter, also known as The Card

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Becoming a music promoter requires balancing whatever moves people artistically with projects that make money. Negotiating these priorities is the margin between success and failure--which is never far away when there's no other backup but the box office. Successful promoters combine risk-taking and entrepreneurial skills in a field with such a high attrition rate that it leaves little doubt about one reality--this is no place for the faint-hearted.


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 As an artist manager, I have promoted many shows as well through my company - meaning I incurred all the risk and expense of securing/renting the venue, hiring the bands/music artists (and having to deal with their riders), advertising and marketing and all the other things, like hiring security, fire marshall, people working the show, etc. It's a fun job - I really enjoy it, but it's also ALOT of work and takes proper coordination to pull it off properly. A promoter has to understand the dynamics of various markets. Just because a band might be popular, doesn't mean that they will be successful in every market. There are many bands/artists that have been on the Billboard 100 and can barely sell 1500 tickets in certain cities/venues. But then you have some regional, unsigned music acts that can pack 500 people into a music hall and I can make more money from that. It's not often what you think! Decent album sales doesn't necessarily mean a music act is going to draw thousands at their concerts. You really have know what you're doing, or you will get burned financially. Other than that - it's a tremendous feeling when you've pulled off a successful show! Big rush :)






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The business is extremely competitive and people will copy success so you need to stay one step ahead wherever possible. It is important to run a strict business and not to let people freeload or charge you too much. Try to get discounts when booking, or on the cost of printing materials by shopping around.

Find reliable people to work with and have a back-up plan for when things go wrong, by keeping spare equipment for example. Finally, negotiate with club owners. If you can prove you can make them money then you can ask for better terms.

Nightclub Promoter

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Nightclub promoters are responsible for organising and publicising entertainment events at one or more club premises.

Being a nightclub promoter involves using a range of interpersonal and business skills to create appealing and successful events at nightclub venues, essentially sharing the management of the club at these times. While some clubs do employ full-time promotion staff, most promoters work freelance, organising events where they can make the most profit or build a good reputation. Common tasks would include:

  • Booking performance artists such as singers, DJs and musicians.
  • Negotiating with club owners.
  • Setting door prices and organising special promotions.
  • Liaising with artists' agents.
  • Organising publicity for events, including flyers and posters.
  • Distributing publicity materials.
  • Ensuring the smooth running of events on the night.
  • Providing V.I.P. lists.
  • Liaising with security and bar staff.
  • Managing budgets and accounts.



Although there are a few large promotions operations that make good money consistently, it is notoriously difficult to get significant financial rewards from promoting. Most promoters are self-employed and may sometimes only cover their costs. While some events may attract sell-out crowds, others will lose money, and the business itself is quite unpredictable due to the various factors affecting crowd attendance. Even with the best publicity, events can still fail.

Income for nightclub promoters usually comes on an event-by-event basis and the scale and associated costs of an event determine the potential earnings. A major event with a crowd of 1000-2000 people could make as much as £10,000. Smaller events could hope to make £400-£1000. These takings have to be balanced against the cost of booking, the cost of publicity materials and distribution, time spent organising and promoting, and sometimes a percentage cut to the club owner.


The ultimate aim of the nightclub promoter is to draw a big crowd, create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in which people can enjoy themselves, and make money for themselves, the club, or both. Successful promoters will hope to establish a name and reputation and offer regular events with a consistent and popular appeal, with the aim of attracting a loyal following.


No specific qualifications are needed to become a nightclub promoter, and even large-scale projects can be attempted with no formal or academic experience.

However, track record is very important for freelance promoters, as owners of large clubs will want to see some evidence of reliability, trustworthiness and the ability to draw a crowd, before they enter a working relationship.

With regards to contracted or full-time promoters, some qualifications showing business, financial and organisational skills would be an asset, if not a pre-requisite, although experience might be enough to secure a position.



Being a nightclub promoter requires a range of skills, including:


  • Good knowledge of popular music and culture.
  • Good business and negotiation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills to manage a network of contacts.
  • Awareness of supply of and demand for events.
  • Self-discipline and the ability to manage accounts.

Working Conditions

Many promoters would say they have one of the best working environments possible, a nightclub. In reality, relatively little time is spent inside the club and much more time on travelling to organise and distribute publicity materials, transport equipment and coordinate an event before it happens. This can mean working from a computer or in an office. Inside the club, there may be high noise levels, but working conditions are otherwise fairly comfortable.


Experience, reputation and track record are very important for a promoter. Building a name for an event and encouraging people to come is not easy without experience, and an unsuccessful night will not only lose money but will fail to draw crowds in the future. It is vital that promoters know how to maximise profit by establishing a network of connections, amongst DJs, club owners and promotions assistants.

Knowing when and where to stage an event, what acts to book, what market to target and how to target it, are key skills that improve with experience.

Creating a buzz around an event is made much easier once a successful night has been achieved, and helps to make it a lasting success.

Major Employers


The majority of nightclub promoters are self-employed, working as freelance nightclub promoters, and there are hardly any major employers in this line of work. For full-time promoters, the employers are large nightclubs, but even these tend to employ external promotions agents to secure most of their business.


Clubs that might employ promotions staff would include:

Career Progression

Although there is no formal framework for career progression, establishing a good reputation allows a promoter to tackle bigger and better projects, all the way up to festival-sized and weekend events, and to organise events in other countries. Some promoters are also keen to buy their own club premises in order to tap into the more lucrative aspects of nightclub events, namely drinks sales. Owning a club can also help to establish the reputation of an event (and the promoter) and increase its popularity.





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List of Famous Promoters

List of famous promoters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top promoters in the world? This includes the most prominent promoters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable promoters is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic promoters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned promoters.


Michael Blakey and Don King are only the beginning of the items on this list. 




Our Promoter listings contain the necessary contact details & name to send your music to, live music venues they use regularly, how often they put on gigs & showcases, & if there’s any particular genres of music they specialise in.


We’ll even tell you how each promoter prefer to receive demos, whether it be submitting Facebook or SoundCloud links or sending a CD in the post.