Are there fees associated with booking a gig?
No,we do not charge fees and you will know the exact amount you will be paid prior to confirming the gig.
Do I need to provide my own sound/PA?
Yes, in most cases our venues will ask that you bring your sound to plug into house (they will also have notes for each venue if it requires you to bring additional cables, plug ins, etc.)
How far in advance will I get notified of a confirmed gig?
This depends on the venue and when they send over new dates. Typically, you will always have at minimum a week’s notice, but generally between 4 weeks and 12 weeks in advance.
My set is mostly originals and not covers, is that okay?
Ultimately, no. Our venues specifically request artists to play a set that mostly comprises of covers to better serve their clientele and for the best results at their venues. It is okay to throw in an original here and there, but the entire set must mostly be covers.
When will I get paid?
Please click the following link to add our bi-weekly payday to your Calendar: https://paragonbooking.com/paycalendar Payments are made bi-weekly by Paragon to artists via Melio (https://meliopayments.com/). You will not collect payment on site after a gig. Pay day is on the Friday following a 14 day pay period. e.g.: Gigs from Sunday the 1st through Saturday the 14th will be paid to you on Friday the 20th.
Will I be required to travel for gigs?
You will not be required to travel for any gigs. We work with venues all over the country, but you will have full control of which gigs you request and which locations you are comfortable going to.
What is the status of my application?
We receive hundreds of submissions every month, and we manually approve 2-5 soloists and DJs per month. We approve 1-2 new bands every month. Our primary objective is to keep our existing artists busy. We will review your application in the order it was received; Within 3 to 6 weeks, as we receive more requests for entertainment. Do not submit again, and do not call or email our team asking for expedited review. Sending us urgent or aggressive messages will lead to disqualification.
How do I get paid?
We currently use a third-party payment processing company called Melio (https://meliopayments.com/) for next-day deposits. You will receive an invitation to “accept” payment on the next pay day after your performance. You may request a physical check. Please note that checks take 5-7 business days to process.
How do I get more gigs?
Our partnered venues need high quality, energetic videos of your performance. If your samples are blurry, have poor audio quality, or the music is slow and sleepy, the venues may choose to schedule other performers instead. It’s a good idea to keep your promo material professional and up-to-date.
Why is this event “Tentative”? Will it be confirmed?
We are awaiting approval from the venue. If you are selected, we will confirm this event. If the venue chooses to go another direction, then this event will be removed from your calendar.
Can I be paid sooner?
If you prefer an expedited payment at any time for a 10% fee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, and payment will be sent upon receipt. Usually within a few hours
How do I tour? How do I get gigs in a different city?
Please email us at email@example.com with as much as advance notice as possible so we can update your location. You’ll start receiving offers in new cities after the update!
How do I update my Photos / Video?
On the homepage of artist.paragonbooking.com, under “My Artists” , you will see the artists associated with your account. Tap/Click the artist you want to update, and a new window will appear with various fields you can edit.