att Warner/Peer/Sony Music–Thosten Luck/ A&M/Polydor-Sven Sturn
Sub Pop/Michael Wather, Elektra-Cynthia Lud, Tarry Tolkin,
American Rec. – Nancy/Marc Geiger, Intercord-Martin Schumacher
Sony International – Dorothy Rinaldi, Ruffhouse – Chris Schwarz
A & M International – Sue Debunedette, Warner – Marle Hess,
Stow, East West-Boris Lohe, Caroline – Brian Long, Beggars
Banquet/Roger Trust, SVP/Schilling
from IBD, Sabine Waltz
total of three pages incl. this one
Because of the negative development on the European marked since one year, I believe it’s my duty as a European booking agent to start with some new ideas and project’s, who might help everybody in the near future.
You all are aware of the fact, that record sell, as well as the attendance on live show’s are retrograding more, year after year, and because the bad economical situation in most European territories, a change for the better in the near future will not be expected.
To present new, unknown act’s is getting nearly impossible, unleast the record company is coming up with massive promotion and tour support.
Local promoter’s all over Europe are not willing to pay high guarantee anymore, not to talk about the production requirements, which are, in most cases far over the top, especially for unknown bands.
It’s getting very frustrating to see band with good potential playing in front of 100 or less people per night, and making promoter losing a lot of money, show by show.
Nevertheless, it’s important to build up new act’s, and present them to the market.
Some of them are lucky, and getting on a good support spot before they start touring by themselves, but many are not able to have such opportunities.
all this, I like to suggest the idea of package touring to all of you, like a
kind of a record lable representation for all of
It should be three bands all together, with one well known act as headliner, who is able to pull at least 400-500 people by themselves, one act in the middle, who has been in Europe before, but not able to draw more as 120-180 people, and one unknown act on the first place.
The total travel party should not more as 12-14 people, all three band should also use the same crew, as well as transportation / night liner, and as far as possible same gear.
The tour should be not longer as two – three week’s, and hit only major town’s per territory, like following:
I understand that setting up a tour such as I suggest to you, will not be easy. It has to fit musical, all three band’s should know each other, since they have to spend some time together with hardly any privacy, and last not least, there is a management who might not like idea at all, or has done other commitments already.
Apart from all this, I think that some of you have been done thought’s like I do, and I also strongly believe that we will be able to set you a package, which will cost less money on a production point of view, and which will help to present some of your act’s much better as before.
Feel free to come back to me with any idea’s, whatsoever.
I am looking forward to hear from you soon.
Sabine Waltz, IBD
PS: Please find out representation list on page four
IBD ARTIST REPRESENTATION LIST SUMMER 93
EUROPEAN AGENT FOR
SEVEN YEAR BITCH
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SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS
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