Kendrick Lamar Booking

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Kendrick Lamar booking info

Kendrick Lamar burst on the scene as K. Dot with his mixtape Youngest Head N***a In Charge. He has since gone onto become one of the most original and hottest acts in hip-hop. He and his Black Hippy crew which includes him, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q are one of the most exciting movements in hip-hop. He was also recently selected as the No. 1 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV in 2013.

Kendrick Lamar is from Compton, CA and is signed to Top Dawn and Aftermath entertainment. He is an artist that people love to see live, and he is quickly becoming on of the most popular artists to see in concert. If you are looking to book Kendrick Lamar, make sure that you are ready to pack the building because this guy is the hottest thing in music right now with his top singles “Swimming Pools”, “Poetic Justice”, and “The Recipe”. Even before he released his debut album, he was quickly becoming one of the hottest artists on the touring scene, especially after he did the whole tour with Drake. His debut album good kid, m.a.a.d city sold almost 250,000 copies in its first week, and FUSE picked on of his songs as one of the top 40 songs of 2012. He is supposed to be working on an album with another hot artist J.Cole, and that will surely be a super album if it ever gets released. As his album is still continuing to sale, it will be interesting to see what direction he goes with his new songs for the next album.

For all Kendrick Lamar bookings, you need to have the venue in mind that you are wanting to put together the event at. Fans will come from all over the state just to catch him live, because he is truly that type of act that brings in large crowds. In a time when many artists are struggling to sell albums, Kendrick Lamar is going platinum and constantly releasing singles that topple not only the charts but the streets as well. His crew is quickly becoming one of the biggest movements on the west coast since Death Row, because they each are all very popular in their own right though Kendrick is the only one thus far to release a major album.

Kendrick Lamar is currently riding high off of the success of the single “Bi*ch Dont Kill My Vibe” which featured a controversial video which put the rest the hype of the club drug Molly. The song was popular enough to get a remix that featured Jay-Z. Promoters knew after this remix that the Kendrick Lamar booking fee would go up, as many big name rappers are already aligning themselves with him. Currently, Kendrick is being reserved by big name promoters like Live Nation which typically happens as many independent promoters can’t afford his price once he’s reached a certain point in his career. The cost of reserving Kendrick Lamar would only make sense if you are having a show at a stadium as opposed to a nightclub. The chances are that you wouldn’t make your money back booking him at a smaller venue. If he releases anymore singles from the album, his fee may go up depending on the success of the single, and how much it gets played on radio. From the look of things, “Dont Kill My Vibe” might be the last big single from the album, but you really never know.

Kendrick lamar as said that he grew up on some of the legends in hip-hop like 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, and DMX. Kendrick Lamar has been gaining comparisons to both Tupac, Eminem, and Nas because of his versatility and ability to pass him emotion through the mic into the listeners ears. One thing that he tries to communicate in his music is authentic, and not being anybody else but himself. This has a lot to do with why he has gained popularity so quickly, and why people rush to book Kendrick Lamar for their events.

If you are interested in getting him for your event, reach out to us and we will be sure to handle all your Kendrick Lamar bookings.

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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.