Talent Buyer Resume Samples

A Talent Buyer normally works for artists and helps them in finding new work opportunities and advance their careers. While the duties tend to vary based on the client’s requirements, the following are certain core tasks mentioned on the Talent Buyer Resume – providing advice on contract negotiations, keeping accounts, doing paperwork, preparing financial statements, introducing clients to agents, managing and executing all artist contracts, setting up filing systems, working with talent agencies and band representatives, hiring and training management of interns, executing promoting deals with local third-party promoters, and coordinating on-sales and pre-sales with marketing managers.

The most eligible resume demonstrates qualities such as – strong communication and networking skills, time management, attention to details, knowledge of general accounting principles; the ability to interpret and analyze complex documents such as budgets, agreements, artist riders, and ticket audits; and prior work experience in the music industry. While formal education is not needed for this role, many candidates hold a degree in marketing or public relations.

Talent Buyer Resume example

Talent Buyer Resume

Headline : Worked successfully prospecting for business clients in the Greater New Orleans Area to develop growth in specific market segments. Developed great relationships with local NOLA business owners. Conducted successful outside business to business sales as well as buying motive analysis. 6 years of work experience in sales and in the hospitality Industry has prepared me to be successful.

Skills : Outside Sales, Inside Sales, Music Management, Salesforce Expert.

Description :

    1. Managed over 90 live music events a month at a Frenchmen Street music venue in New Orleans.
    2. Prospected for potential clients through direct marketing.
    3. Implemented sales process to produce a great profit margin within the first year.
    4. Generated the daily schedule of live bands at venue.
    5. Developed contracts with musicians, and developed advertising budget.
    6. Created and executed marketing/PR campaigns including social media advertisement and promotions.
    7. Served as primary talent buyer for 5 different venues ranging from a 300 cap club to a 1,200 cap dance hall, to a 700 cap performing arts center theater.
    8. Maintained a clean and efficient calendar for 14 different venues.
    9. Edited and negotiated contracts to cover various deal points including artist fee, hospitality, technical requirements, and more.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Music


Talent Buyer Resume

Summary : Every role there is in planning, marketing, performing and executing live music events. The majority of my free time is spent lending a hand in different capacities to live events, including music festivals, live concerts, stand-up comedy, theater, and literary readings. Strong technical and practical command of the English language. Experience writing about music for blogs and magazines, as well as experience writing business papers, industry analyses, and creatively.

Skills : Video Production, Contract Negotiation, Sales, Ordering, Event Marketing, Management, Bass Guitar, Customer Service, Computer Repair, Karaoke DJ.

Description :

    1. Negotiated performance contracts on behalf of venues with national recording artists working within budgetary restraints and based on national routing.
    2. Ran backstage on day of show, manage onsite 3 party production vendors, oversee security and badging, and settle payments with artists.
    3. Booked and serviced 30+ venues in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California.
    4. Worked with promoters to craft promotions to drive ticket sales and ensure successful events.
    5. Managed The Academy of Country Music Awards All Star Jam.
    6. Complexed situated on one full acre in downtown Asheville that hosts a variety of events, from concerts and comedy, to private parties, weddings and theater.
    7. Made up of four main spaces- a 1500 capacity amphitheater, a 400 capacity theater and two 150 capacity rooms.
    8. Led a team that is responsible for planning and executing all events within the com- plex from contracting, to production advance, to day of show execution and follow up for ticketed events and private rentals alike.
    9. Increased in ticket sales as well as a roughly 400% increase in concession sales.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
M.B.A. In Music


Talent Buyer Resume

Summary : Accomplished entrepreneur based in the Asheville, NC by way of Athens, GA area with seven years experience in event booking and talent buying, marketing and promotion, face to face customer service and business and artist management.

Skills : Accounts Receivable, Advertising.

Description :

    1. Responsible for getting a comedy portion added to Athfest- a 14th annual Music/Arts festival held in downtown Athens, GA.
    2. Responsible for booking the talent for the comedy portion of Athfest.
    3. Scouted all local and national talent.
    4. Contracted and coordinated all event timelines.
    5. Negotiated talent budgets and bonus structure.
    6. Coordinated production needs.
    7. Operated as an independent music promoter, working with eight different venues ranging in size from a 100 capacity bar all the way up to a 800 seat.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Theatre

Talent Buyer Resume

Summary : As a Talent Buyer, responsible for identifying and booking the appropriate talent for a particular venue or event, as well as managing the shows budget, assessing whether the bill will sell, and determining whether a more vigorous promotional campaign is needed to fill seats.

Skills : Booking, Entertainment contracts, Marketing.

Description :

    1. Tracked record of supplier performance improvement in all aspects of QDR (Quality, Delivery & Relationship).
    2. Established a robust commodity strategy.
    3. Tracked record of cost reduction.
    4. Warehoused and distribution understanding.
    5. Required an in-depth knowledge of the procurement industry in the rail market.
    6. Technical understanding of industry requirements.
    7. Able to recommend programs and formulate contracts that include all aspects of a program including social media, online content.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    Business Management

    Talent Buyer Resume

    Headline : Highly experienced senior-level Talent Buyer and Event Specialist with successful history of booking and producing concerts and events seeking career opportunities in event production and/or concert, venue or festival programming. Passionate, extremely motivated leader with strong relationships within the live music and event production community.

    Skills : Microsoft Office, Social Media Management, Contract Negotiation.

    Description :

      1. Scheduled meetings, conferences and appointments.
      2. Managed calendar for manager various venues.
      3. Negotiated contracts with music agents for artist performances.
      4. Oversaw the marketing and ticketing of events.
      5. Worked with managers on potential festival projects.
      6. Developed creative properties that can be grown into annual events.
      7. Programed talent for client and fee based bookings.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      BA In Marketing

      Talent Buyer Resume

      Headline : Talent Buyer is responsible for building relationships, identifying talent and confirming profitable shows. This position will create budgets, map scaling for venues and build offers for artists.

      Skills : Media relations, Ticket sales, Musical knowledge.

      Description :

        1. Created and distributed show info sheets for newly confirmed shows.
        2. Proof-readed and review confidential show documents, ticket audits, newsletters, flyers.
        3. Reviewed, logged and file contract deal points, show confirmation sheets, and offer sheets.
        4. Assisted with the management of pending contracts and venue calendars.
        5. Organized and maintained show files, records, contact lists, and master poster log/cabinet.
        6. Responsible for buying talent for the venue.
        7. Built ticket plans and scale maps in collaboration with venue box office.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      High School Diploma

      Talent Buyer Resume

      Headline : Talent Buyer will compile all relevant documents and ensure that all shows are settled accurately. Work in conjunction with management to identify and build festivals.

      Skills : Good ears (listening, nuance, genre), Venue management, Organization and multitasking, Communication skills.

      Description :

        1. Assisted Talent Buyer with the booking of events.
        2. Advanced shows on the day of an event.
        3. Assisted office with any administrative duties.
        4. Bought profitable talent by actively reaching out to agents with booking possibilities.
        5. Negotiated offer details with music agents for artist performances.
        6. Oversaw the marketing and ticketing of events.
        7. Created show or event budgets.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      High School Diploma

      Talent Buyer Resume

      Summary : Over 10 years of experience in talent buying, artist management, and event production. Proven track record of booking headline talent for major music festivals and concerts.

      Skills : Grass roots marketing, Music industry, Radio and print promotions and FB operations.

      Description :

        1. Booked stand up comedy tours and one-off shows, including routing, offer creating, negotiating, and all coordination.
        2. Produced stand up tours and shows both on site and remotely, including advancing, running a show, and settlement.
        3. Oversaw the ticketing, marketing, and production of stand up comedy tours and shows.
        4. Established, Built and Maintained positive relations with Managers, Agents and Industry people.
        5. Researched & Booked regional and local Latin Artists to develop standalone nights.
        6. Negotiated contractual agreements and deal structures with Artists representatives.
        7. Developed & Implemented creative marketing/promotional plans with outside agents and managers.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      Business Management

      Talent Buyer Resume

      Headline : As a Talent Buyer, responsible for booking performers, musicians, and other artists to appear in live events.

      Skills : Microsoft Office, Tours and talent industry, Band histories and make initial contact and follow-up.

      Description :

        1. Developed, led and implemented overall brand strategy, planning and management.
        2. Developed and executed any new branded shows, concerts, and festival touring ideas- strategically place each of the new and existing brands in select markets.
        3. Created and executed annual business plan for events, ensuring we hit targeted goals.
        4. Developed new and maintain current promotional partnerships domestically and internationally.
        5. Developed new and maintain international venue relationships.
        6. Worked with artists and their managers on creating any new hard ticket or touring opportunities.
        7. Created, facilitated and oversaw marketing plan with Marketing Managers for selective branded shows, concerts and tours.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      Business Management

      Talent Buyer Resume

      Summary : As a Talent Buyer, work with a variety of different clients from small local businesses to large corporations to find the right talent for their needs.

      Skills : Both historical and contemporary, Tours and Talent industries is an asset, Music and concerts.

      Description :

        1. Worked with each account on a daily basis to ensure that each account is satisfied with the quality of bookings.
        2. Organized and attended weekly booking meetings with all accounts.
        3. Liaised with Tour Managers and Venues to ensure production needs are met.
        4. Established relationships with industry people (agents, band managers, and label reps).
        5. Liaised with Artist Relations to ensure that ground and hotels are provided.
        6. Achieved all show sheets.
        7. Liaised with accounting to ensure that payment deadlines are met.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Consultant
      Education
      Education
      Business Management