Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I use you, instead of the exclusive agent for
I could give you a dozen reasons, but here are the two of the key
1. The agent's contract with you, makes you- the buyer responsible
for all rider requirements (they have no legal liability if 100%
of the rider is not adhered to). Grabow has 23 years
of experience negotiating mutually agreed modifications to the rider.
2. The agent has no legal responsibilities for insurance. You are
on the line with the talent if anything goes wrong or someone is
harmed due to your inexperience or negligence. Grabow has many more
reasons why we add value to the contract.
Do you exclusively represent any artists on your roster?
Grabow is not the exclusive agent or management of any
of the artists included on our roster. We concentrate
our efforts only on the serious inquiries of talent buyers for corporate
or private events.
We act as your entertainment contractor and producer, negotiating
on your behalf for booking for your private and corporate events.
We can provide corporate entertainers, speakers, sports celebrities,
comedians and magicians to make your Corporate or Private Event
successful and memorable.
We are unable to answer fan club information requests, fan email,
public relations contacts or questions, or personal requests for
contact information for artists or speakers.
What kind of events do you mainly provide entertainment
We provide entertainment for your corporate sales meeting, Corporate
Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Anniversary , Incentive Meeting, Awards
Gala, Corporate Meetings, Business
Meetings, Special Events , Event
Productions , Fundraising
Galas as well as Private Parties.
How much time before the event can a speaker or entertainer
be contracted ?
Entertainers may be contracted as far in advance as one year.
There are no specific time guidelines on this…if the date is plausible
and an artist is available and willing to perform on the date ,
(with an Act of God only out clause) we can sign contracts with
deposits. Grabow has contract speakers and entertainment as
close in to an event as a week or less.
What is the process?
Once you have decided on the date, venue, and determined
a general budget for the talent, (this is vital to a successful
process) - please contact us via e-mail or fill out
our online form here. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule
and budget, or suggest alternatives that will work for the type
of entertainment that you want.
When we have the information as to your date/budget/goals we will
call you to discuss how best to proceed. Our first goal is
to determine a short list of talent or speakers that fit your budget
and objectives. Grabow will then proceed to develop the costs
for your approval to present an offer to your first choice.
Our goal is to use our 23 years experience to your favor in contracting
the best talent for your event at the most effective cost.
Is there an upfront fee to using your services?
There is no upfront fee to using our services; (unless there is
a mutual agreement between both parties). Grabow will invoice you
when the speaker/ entertainment is confirmed.
Is a deposit required?
The deposit payment is due upfront, when the talent is confirmed,
and the final payment is due prior to the event.
Is your agency qualified?
Grabow has a proven history since 1983 in the corporate meeting
planning and private entertainment industry. Our Mission Statement
is "To provide services to our customers which are built on
integrity and professionalism with a goal of meeting their needs
through high standards." Please read more about us
What is a rider for an artist?
The rider is a detailed document with the specific requirements
for sound, lighting, band equipment, staging, catering, security,
lodging, insurance and more. Some riders can be from 1 page..to
40 pages (which gives Grabow a great value to the process in modifications
to your specific event).
What is a turnkey event?
A turnkey event is one in which all the necessary preparations
for an event will be handled which may include a producer going
on-site and taking care of the details of the event (hotel, transportation,
How much of the event preparations/arrangements do you
Grabow assists you in the selection of the talent, the contracting
of the talent and the production of your event. The elements of
booking an event are the on-site production, flights, ground transportation,
hotel accommodations, staging, sound, lighting, electrical, catering
and pretty much everything that the artist and purchaser have agreed
to in the artist's rider.
Grabow and our clients determine which items each will be responsible
for and we work as part of your team. Grabow's goal in any
event we produce is “no surprises”, under promise and over deliver.
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