JRA’s role is to book concert appearances for our artists. Any other scheduling would be the responsibility of the artist’s management company. Contact information can typically be found on the artist’s official website in the Contact section.
The contract should be sent back within 2 weeks of receiving it. If you did not receive your contract, please contact JRA’s contract administrator for a new copy.
This is also sometimes referred to as the artist’s fee: this is the dollar amount that the artist is guaranteed to receive for their time and expenses.
Our artists have carefully planned budgets, so we typically ask for a church or buyer to help with expenses up front to offset the artist’s travel expenses before they arrive. We can consider a love offering in addition to a smaller guarantee in some instances, but it requires a specific scenario for it to be feasible. Contact a JRA agent to discuss the specifics of this scenario.
Due to the overwhelming number of requests to perform these types of events and the hectic touring schedule our artists keep, we are not able to fulfill such requests at this time.
Unfortunately we don’t schedule any of our artists without covering their expenses. A touring artist has a similar model to a church, all their income is typically retained during the weekends or essentially 2-4 days a week to meet monthly needs. Artists rely heavily on each event to keep their full-time touring ministry operating, much as a church would from its members’ tithes.
However, there are still ways to schedule a benefit event that can work for both sides. By seeking sponsors to help cover the artists expenses, all ticket revenue can be retained by the benefit and used as an effective fundraiser. The event sponsor(s) will gain favorable exposure by association with the cause and with the artist, so it can serve as both a tax write-off and great publicity for a local business.
After the agent has received the offer, they will review it to make sure everything is accurate and contact you if there are any questions. It will then be sent to management for review and either approved, declined or countered. Based on the response from management, this process can take anywhere from less than 24 hours to several days depending on the factors involved. You’ll receive updates from JRA throughout the process to keep you informed of the status.
You can get a good idea of an artist’s availability by checking the artist’s profile and looking at the tour dates listed. However, this may not account for personal blocks which are not listed on our website, so the best way to find out if an artist is open is to contact JRA directly by phone or by email.
You can learn a lot about how the booking process works as it relates to managing your event from start to finish in our Promotional Countdown, but here’s a brief breakdown to give you an idea of the initial steps involved:
Step 1: Contact a JRA agent to confirm that the artist you want is available on the date of your proposed event; this is also a good time to discuss the cost and other factors that will be involved with your event and plan your offer.
Step 2: Submit an offer via the JRA Offer Form.
Step 3: The agent will look over your offer and forward it to management, who will approve, decline or counter the offer. This process can take anywhere from 24 hours to several business days.
Step 4: Once your offer has been approved, you will receive a contract via email from our contract administrator that you will need to sign and return along with your deposit to finalize your date.
Step 5: Begin promoting your date!
If you are providing flights as part of your contract agreement, the artist manager may prefer to book the flights for the artist and then ask for reimbursement. On occasion the artist’s manager may request that you book the flights directly, but as a rule, never book travel without speaking to the manager first.