As artists develop and grow throughout their careers, they will likely reach a point where it becomes time to consider hiring a booking agent. This can be an important step in taking your career to the next level, but is also not something that should be done too quickly.
In this recent post from MusicThinkTank, Jordan Gates looks at the factors to take into consideration when determining whether or not to hire a booking agent.
"Agents are professionals that specialize in booking performance engagements for artists. That means they will be dedicated full time to finding the best opportunities for their clients. You focus on the music, let your manager focus on the business, and let your agent do what they do best - that is booking shows."