Launched in 1996, BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT was the first booking agency online and the brainchild of the company's founder and CEO, Steve Einzig.
"I had worked for a big New York concert promoter producing shows at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and the Meadowlands, and then spent time as James Brown's agent for a few years. In 1995, I started to hear about the internet and figured it would be the perfect vehicle to generate leads from clients around the world who were looking to either buy talent, or to utilize a complete turn-key concert service for their parties and events."
The rest is history.
Over the last 20 years, BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT has grown to become the global leader for accessing big name entertainment for private parties, public concerts, corporate events and fundraisers around the world. "Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, wealthy individuals, promoters and institutions from New York to Moscow, Hong Kong to Brazil. With our unmatched customer service and consummate attention to detail, we are proud to say our customers include industry leaders such as Intel, FedEx, and Hilton Hotels to name a few. It's a simple concept; give everyone a brand name website where they can go to contract any big name entertainer, sports figure or public speaker for their events. If we don't contract an act for them, it doesn't cost them a thing. Now everyone has a contact in the entertainment industry."
The veteran agents at BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT can handle the entire process from booking the acts to coordinating the logistics and production. Once a potential customer completes the entertainment request form on the site, an agent follows up immediately via email or telephone. The agent provides pricing and availability for the act(s) in question until an offer is made and accepted. The client can also request that production is handled as well, which could include everything from the necessary flights, hotels, ground transportation, sound, lights, staging, backline equipment and the misc. rider requirements. In addition to handling all of the preproduction duties, a team is sent on-site for the event to coordinate everything from load in to load out, making sure the entertainment has everything they need and are ready to start exactly on time as per the client's scheduling needs.
Some of the acts that BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT has booked and produced for clients around the world include: Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, Bryan Adams, Meatloaf, EWF, Pat Benatar, Eminem, Hall & Oates, Kenny Chesney, Bill Cosby, Lionel Richie, The Doobie Brothers, Donna Summer, Chicago, Michael Buble, 50 Cent, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Chris Isaak, Frankie Valli, Huey Lewis & The News, Don Henley, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Penn & Teller, Gloria Estefan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Diana Ross to name a few.
The professional agents at BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT handle the entire process from booking the acts to handling the logistics and production. Once a professional event planner or consumer completes the entertainment request form on-site, an agent follows up immediately via email or telephone. The agent provides pricing and availability for the act(s) in question until an offer is made to the appropriate act and accepted. The client can then request that production is handled as well, which would include everything from flights to hotels, limos, sound, lights, equipment and the 'misc. rider requirements'. The production team is then sent on-site for the event to coordinate the entertainment to start exactly on time as per the client's scheduling needs.
"Working with BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT was the best decision we ever could have made," says Nicky Reinhard of David Reinhard Events, an event planning company based in New York City. "When our client came to us wanting The Beach Boys for their event we simply contacted BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT and they took care of the rest. From negotiating the fees to the production and performance...they handled it all! While we were planning other elements of the event, it gave us peace of mind that they were taking care of all of the details involving the performance (staging, lighting, sound, riders, etc.) We wouldn't have changed a thing."
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"When you are looking to book big name entertainment for an event, there are a number of pop up booking agencies on the web that if they are reputable, simply book the acts and leave you to handle all of the responsibilities of producing the entertainment portion of your event. Our entertainment booking agents have been personally trained by me to ensure that the entire booking process and event production is handled flawlessly and with the personal touch that I make sure goes into every corporate event, private party or public concert that we handle. My reputation is on the line for every show we do, and I ensure that both our clients and the acts / celebrities that we book are treated to our unprecedented level of service.
Let our entertainment agent specialists show you how we can save you up to 30% on your production costs and why so many of our clients come back to our booking agency year after year to enjoy our hassle free service when they want to book big name entertainment for corporate events, private parties and public concerts worldwide."
CEO & President - Steve Einzig
"The first thing I do when I am planning my event for next year is call Steve at BookingEntertainment. Our event is at the Waldorf Astoria every year, and the team at BookingEntertainment delivers a perfect experience year after year. No matter what time we get in the room, BookingEntertainment makes it work."
J.T - Hospital Fundraiser - New York - (Stevie Wonder, Carole King, The Doobie Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Don Henley, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Natasha Bedingfield)
"They make corporate event planning a snap!! When we were looking for an entertainment agency while in the party planning stage of our event, BookingEntertainment.com was the only talent agency that we felt comfortable with. They delivered in a huge way. We loved dealing with them and the event was perfect."
M.B - Private Client - Barbados - (Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Kenny Rogers)
"Our events with BookingEntertainment have been perfect. They saved us over $200,000 in costs that were needlessly spent in previous years."
R.W - Fundraiser - Las Vegas - (Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, Hall & Oates)
"BookingEntertainment is one of my favorite vendors. As the corporate meeting planner for a Fortune 500 company, my logistics sometimes incorporate more than 1000 people over several days of meetings and events. Year after year, the final evening concert is a SMASH!! With BookingEntertainment ensuring every last detail is attended to, I am free to relax and enjoy the show with my clients and colleagues."
B.M - Fortune 500 Company - Dallas - (Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Penn & Teller)
"Booking Entertainment is a first-rate company that provides more than just booking services. From solid recommendations that fit the target audience to top-notch event production, Booking Entertainment truly delivers. I've been working with Steve Einzig and his staff for over two years on all of our events and highly value their professionalism. Once I have made the call, I know that I don't have to worry about the entertainment for the event. That kind of comfort and assurance is priceless."
A.W - Corporate Event - Atlantic City and Baltimore (Lionel Richie, Donna Summer)