J. Cole Booking

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J. Cole booking info

J. Cole has been one of the hottest artists out since he signed with Roc Nation, and promoters are booking J. Cole to bring the crowd out for their event. His debut was certified gold, and has a few different hits on it that made him one of the most played artists on radio in 2011.

J. Cole started rapping at the age of 12, and he later hooked up with a group by the name of “Bomb Shelter”. He would continue to rap throughout his childhood, and would begin to learn from listening to his idols like 2Pac and Canibus. He would fill his journals full of bars that he had written but he had not beats to rap over them with. At this point, he took the Kanye West route and decided to rap and produce at the same time. When he got older he would post on Internet forums under the name Therapist, and battle people online. When J. Cole graduated from high school, he released his mixtape “The Come Up” which would be the first taste anyone had of J.Cole. The mixtape got him some attention from the underground, but promoters hadn’t yet begun to book J.Cole for shows.

He would eventually go onto sign to Jay’Z record label Roc Nation. J. Cole released his second mixtape ,“The Warm Up” and it had many positive reviews. After his signing, he collaborated with Jay-Z on his album on the song “A Star Is Born”. He was also featured on the Wale album “Attention Deficit”. J. Cole started to prepare to release his album “Cole World”. The single premeiered on 106 and Park, and he would win the UMA Best Male Artist award for that year.  J. Cole later released his next mixtape “Friday Night Lights” that featured Drake, Wale, and his artist Omen. J.Cole supported Drake on the Light Dreams and Nightmares UK Tour. He produced “Hii Power” off of Kendrick Lamars album Section 80. He was featured on Miguel’s hit song “All I Want Is You”, and this song flew up the charts and really got people checking for J. Cole. When this song gained attention on the radio, promoters were finding out how they could the J. Cole booking information, because they wanted to bring both him and Miguel to their event.

He would go onto perform on Rihannas Loud Tour, and every by began to participate the release of his album. Promoters began to book J. Cole for more shows as his profile grew. He released his album in September 2011, and it debuted at #1 with over 200,000 copies sold in its first week. The album spawned singles like “Work Out”, “Cant Get Enough” featuring Trey Songz, and “Nobodys Perfect”. The album would go gold, and make J. Cole one of the most popular artists in the game. After the release of the album, the J.Cole booking price went up.

After the success of his album, he began putting together plans for his next album “Born Sinner”. He was also a supporting act on Tinie Timpahs Tour throughout the UK.  J. Cole is only getting bigger, and he is sure to bring a lot of energy to your event being one of the top artists out in the game.

J. Cole would go onto release “Born Sinner” on the same week as Kanye West and it ended up debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200. The album only continued to get a bigger and bigger buzz, as remixes for songs on the album popped up like the Let Nas Down remix featuring Nas himself. The 2nd week in, the album would go onto climb up to #1 on the Billboard 200, outdoing Kanye.  J. Cole has definitely made his way into the spotlight, securing his position as one of the hottest rappers of today.

When your ready to book J. Cole for your next event, let us work with you to make your event a success.

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Frequently Asked

What is BBE Booking Agency?
We are an online booking agency for contracting artists and celebrities for concerts, private parties, and corporate events worldwide. We offer turn key solutions for you event including contracting talent and handling hotels, transportation, flights, and event marketing.
What do I need to have in place before I make contact with an agent for the acquisition of an artist?
With the exception of private events (corporate), you will need to have the budget already set-up for your event, venue reserved, and a date.
Where can I find artist booking prices?
Artist prices are not published. When you want to secure an artist, you have to make an offer. Even though, you do not want to be too high or too low, you need to base your offer on your budget. We have exact prices for many artists, and for other artists we use historical data along with data from their current activity (music sales, radio play, recent ticket prices, show attendance, etc). Some offers may include a flat fee which is the guarantee, in addition to a percentage of the NET profit.
How much do I have to pay the artist up front?
In order to lock in a date, you will need to make a full 50% deposit. The deposit typically goes straight to the artist management or representative, and not to us.
When do I have to pay the balance of the artist fee?
Unless you have a “Door Deal” where the artist tour manager has control over the box office, the remaining balance will be due on the day of the event when they arrive.
What other costs are involved in addition to the artists booking fee?
Other costs include travel and accommodation, which we can take care of if you purchase a travel buyout. Also, you must be able to honor their rider which varies per artist. You will be charged a 10% booking fee for each artist that you book as well.
What is “backline”?
Artists generally only bring certain equipment with them. At your expense, you would need to provide Back Line, which can consist of the drum set, keyboards, amplifiers, risers, special monitor equipment and other items listed on their “fly in” performance.
I want to book a major artist for the first time. How can I do this?
If you do not have a track record of promoting concerts, you will have to partner with a company that does.If you do not have a successful track record you will not be able to get any major artist, no matter what the artist is. This does not apply to private events.It is the agent’s responsibility to conduct due diligence to determine the feasibility of the gig. Professionalism is everything.
Is BBE Booking Agency an exclusive agency?
We are not an exclusive agency, we assist you in submitting your offer to the appropriate company for consideration. We are the Buyers Agent. We act on YOUR behalf for talent acquisition. When the offer comes from us on your behalf, you benefit from our experience and industry relationships. Also, we work with you in handling marketing, event production, and accommodations for the artist.