Music Zirconia Tribute Agency was created specifically to service the world's top tribute band, genre tribute and cover band entertainment. These specialty acts have specific needs and requirements that differ from recording artists and bands promoting original music. While our acts are also highly skilled musicians and entertainers, their target market is somewhat different than original act recording artists. Our clients come to Music Zirconia to book acts that have a proven familiarity with their intended audiences. Our acts are able to, and in fact are expected to draw substantial crowds the first time into a new market performing. This is unheard of with original acts.
As a tribute or cover band there are several reasons to enjoy the benefits of professional representation from our agency:
Business Dealings and Contractual Agreements.
As a top performing act you need to focus foremost on your performance and not attending to such issues as deposits, rider fulfillment and payments. In fact, it reflects poorly on an act when a band member is the point of contact addressing these issues. You rely on an agency the same way you rely on legal representation when you have legal matter. Music Zirconia is very experienced with all potential issues pertaining to performance contracts. While not attorneys ourselves, we do retain legal counsel to resolve such matters on the very rare occasions they may occur. If there’s ever a dispute with a venue or client it is Music Zirconia's job to resolve these issues in a professional manner, relying on our years of experience, so the performers don’t have to.
As an organization Music Zirconia has the resources to generate exposure to a considerably larger audience than any individual act is ablility to do. We have an in-house internet marketing team whose mission is to utilize the vast exposure opportunities of the World Wide Web. We organize special "Music Zirconia" sponsored events to gain exposure to large audiences. We attend such functions as bridal bizarres and international trade shows to showcase and sell our acts. We also spend a considerable amount of money on network memberships that would be too expensive for individual acts to realistically afford. Most importantly, we have the staff and resources to solicit hundreds of festivals, fairs, corporate events, prom committees, wedding guides and similar relevant avenues for performance opportunities.
It is an undisputable fact that an agency has a better chance of reaching talent buyers and negotiating mutually beneficial compensation than a band member could directly. Music Zirconia has long-established relationships with talent buyers across the United States and in various international markets. Our agency usually has a general idea of how much venues will pay for an act and will always try to secure that price, based on the band’s track record of past successes. Some venues will "work" a naive band into accepting a fraction of what they’re actually willing to pay for the act’s performance. Working with so many acts gives us leverage with the buyers we regularly work with. We are artist advocates and don’t back down from bullies. After we receive an offer for a performance we always present it and let our acts decide if the offer is acceptable before we secure any bookings. This includes performance fees, hospitality, travel and lodging in many cases, which the agency doesn’t benefit directly form but being an agency by and for artists, we care about these details in a way few others do.
Show Organization and Special Requirements
Music Zirconia also offers auxiliary support to clients, attending to show needs such as sound, lighting, staging, sound & stage crew, and tour/production management. While these items are usually reserved for large corporate events, it’s often imperative to have these for a proper production at any scale. There are a few acts that come self-contained, properly addressing all of these items, however, most don't. We prefer to allow our acts to concentrate on their performance rather than production details. Music Zirconia always works in conjunction with the acts to ensure that adequate production and backline requirements are met by the client.
Room for Everyone
All tribute bands seeking more engagements can benefit from working with Music Zirconia. Even if another tribute act is listed in our roster to the original artist your band also tributes, we’d be interested in hearing from you. Often our bands tour and pair with tribute acts that have a big regional following in the market our band is touring in. Having a larger database of talent also helps us better suit the client’s needs based on budgets; ie- They may want a $2,000 Pink Floyd tribute band or a $12,000 Pink Floyd tribute band with much more substantial production.