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—ONCERT AND TOUR MANAGEMENT FOR FOREIGN ARTISTS




SMOLART is the first Russian agency accepted as a full member to the International Artist Managersí Association / IAMA. We connect foreign agencies, artists and performing companies with local promoters in Russia and former USSR.

There are two principal ways to arrange a concert or tour for a foreign artist (company) in Russia and former USSR countries:

Option 1. Introduce the artist (performing company) to a local promoter (theatre, concert hall, festival etc.) and obtain an invitation from this promoter. DETAILS

This option is available only for the artists (companies) cooperating with SMOLART on a permanent basis. DETAILS

If the artist (company) is already under exclusive management by another agency, then SMOLART can:
  • serve as his local manager in Russia and former USSR. DETAILS.

  • make a one-time introduction or promotion of the artist (performing group) using our contacts. We will charge a fixed fee for this service (starting from 300 Euro up to 5000 Euro Ė depending on the scope of service).


Option 2. Set a promo-concert of the artist (performing group). DETAILS

Promo-concert is an immediate way to introduce the artist both to the general public and target audience, i.e. music professionals. Under this option the venue is being rented either by the artist himself or by his sponsor. The revenue from ticket sales is used to cover the rent and other expenses.

Rental fees in Russia and other former USSR republics are much lower than in Europe and can start from 500 USD for quite a big hall.

Concert management services:
  • searching for the optimum venue in selected city (ies) considering the rental costs and available dates;

  • arranging a contract with the venue and ticketing agencies;

  • designing, producing and distributing of the promotional materials;

  • assisting the artist in all financial settlements in order to minimize taxes;

  • visa support if necessary;

  • low cost accommodation for artists in Moscow.

We will also invite the relevant people in the music business and mass-media to the concert.

PLEASE NOTE! SMOLART can try to arrange a concert partnership agreement with the venues when all the expenses and profits are shared between the venue and the artist according to the contributions of both sides.


Please see our standard price list for concert management services HERE

Press HERE for a sample of concerts organized by SMOLART.

Partnership agreements and partial sponsorship

SMOLART can become a partner of concerts, competitions and other similar events. The agency also can consider participating as a partner in CD/DVD production and distribution.

To make a decision on partnership offer SMOLART needs to receive a business plan with a detailed description of the project, including its budget, target audience, geography and timing considerations.

Profit from partnership projects is distributed among the partners in proportion to their contributions.

SMOLARTís share in the total project expenses may not exceed 50% of their total budgeted amount.

SMOLART may also consider providing partial sponsorship for selected events. In order to make a decision on sponsorship we need a complete information about the event, including its full program, target audience, date and venue, number of seats in the venue and their pricing. We also need a detailed information about the artists (their biography and photos) and links to project video presentation or sample video clips from the project.

Samples of project video presentations Ė HERE and HERE

The terms and conditions of our participation can be discussed after careful evaluation of materials presented in case of our interest in the offer.

Please read SMOLART Directorís article for the International Artist Manager Magazine in order to better understand the ways of foreign artistsí promotion in Russia and former USSR HERE


Booking services

Tax planning and legal advice

Low cost accommodation in Moscow

 
Full member of International Artists Managers' Association (IAMA), London