NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Having a celebrity concert, comedian, or speaker at a special event can turn any drab affair into a memorable spectacular. More and more people are looking to celebrities to help spice up everything from corporate functions to backyard parties. But executing a seamless event isn't as easy as it looks, says Ed Bazel - CEO (Chief Entertainment Organizer) of The Bazel Group, Inc. The best way to create that memorable experience, says Bazel, is with an event producer who can expect the unexpected.
To the novice, having celebrities appear at events can seem as easy as conducting an online search and emailing a request. But Ed Bazel points out that hiring entertainment is actually quite complicated. "Unless you have a lot of time and experience, it is best to partner with an entertainment professional to handle the details," he said. "Otherwise, you'll have to negotiate with agents, managers, vendors, and sometimes spouses, by yourself. A myriad of details go into a single event, and without a vigilant and experienced professional on board, disasters can -- and do -- happen."
Bazel recalls a company that hired a famous band to play at a convention center for the launch of a new product only to find out that no one had arranged the power requirements for the stage just as the band was set to perform. He also remembers another organization that hired Jay Leno and gave him a karaoke microphone instead of a concert sound system. "Jay was good natured enough to perform. However, the audience no doubt had trouble hearing him," says Bazel.
Additionally, novice event producers often think that once they pay the artist's talent fee, their job is done. "Your real cost includes the artist's talent fee, plus all the elements on the contract rider," cautioned Bazel. An artist's rider can include exacting details, including flights, ground transportation, hotel rooms, insurance needs, backline (musical equipment), hospitality, stage, lighting, power requirements, security and more. "We have seen artists' riders that range from one page to 53 pages. That's why it is important to work with experienced entertainment professionals who are familiar with entertainment logistics," Bazel says.
Bazel stresses that professional organizers are essential for handling the details for any high-end event. "When you choose a professional producer, make sure you feel comfortable with their level of experience as it will directly impact your event and guests," says Bazel. "We have seen amazing moments on stages and memories that will last a lifetime for our clients. It pays to have a trusted entertainment professional by your side."
About The Bazel Group
Providing amazing moments for stages around the world, The Bazel Group, Inc. has become a trusted source in the arts and entertainment world. The Bazel Group coordinates and books concerts, comedians and speaker appearances for corporate conventions, conferences, fairs, festivals, fundraisers, performing arts series, private parties and high society events here in the USA and around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.thebazelgroup.com.
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