Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use you, instead of the exclusive agent for the talent?

I could give you a dozen reasons, but here are the two of the key reasons.  
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.

Please note: 
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 for ?

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 ushere.

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 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, catering, etc.)

How much of the event preparations/arrangements do you handle?

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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