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OK Go

OK Go

$35,000$50,750
Wild Child

Wild Child

$10,000$14,500
X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors

$35,000$50,750
Young The Giant

Young The Giant

$70,000$101,500
Julieta Venegas

Julieta Venegas

$60,000$87,000
Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

$50,000$72,500
Lorde

Lorde

$250,000$362,500
Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

$35,000$50,750
Meiko

Meiko

$10,000$14,500
Metronomy

Metronomy

$35,000$50,750
Miike Snow (DJ only)

Miike Snow (DJ only)

$35,000$50,750
Mon Laferte

Mon Laferte

$175,000$253,750

Morrissey

$100,000$145,000
Of Montreal

Of Montreal

$15,000$21,750
Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder

$35,000$50,750
Walk off the Earth

Walk off the Earth

$25,000$36,250
Passenger

Passenger

$35,000$50,750
Passion Pit

Passion Pit

$100,000$145,000

Phoenix

$100,000$145,000
Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent

$10,000$14,500
Primal Scream

Primal Scream

$80,000$116,000
Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

$35,750$51,548
The 1975

The 1975

$250,000$362,500
The Hush Sound

The Hush Sound

$15,000$21,750
The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders

$15,000$21,750
The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood

$75,000$108,750
The Ready Set

The Ready Set

$10,000$14,500
The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings

$40,000$58,000

Regina Spektor

$50,000$75,000
Echosmith

Echosmith

$10,000$14,500
Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

$300,000$435,000
Bastille

Bastille

$40,000$58,000
Ben Lee

Ben Lee

$10,000$14,500
Best Coast

Best Coast

$10,000$14,500
Bleachers

Bleachers

$35,000$50,750
Bon Iver

Bon Iver

$250,000$362,500
Capital Cities

Capital Cities

$40,000$58,000
Churches

Churches

$35,000$50,750
Clap Your Hands Say

Clap Your Hands Say

$15,000$21,750
Cloud Cult

Cloud Cult

$10,000$14,500
Cults

Cults

$15,000$21,750
Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie

$85,000$123,250
Decemberists

Decemberists

$60,000$87,000
21 Pilots

21 Pilots

$500,000$725,000
Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

$100,000$145,000
Feist

Feist

$50,000$72,500
Fitz & The Tantrums

Fitz & The Tantrums

$75,000$108,750
Fitz And The Tantrums

Fitz And The Tantrums

$120,000$174,000
Foster The People

Foster The People

$100,000$145,000
Fountains of Wayne

Fountains of Wayne

$25,000$36,250
GroupLove

GroupLove

$50,000$72,500
Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices

$15,000$21,750
Hellogoodbye

Hellogoodbye

$15,000$21,750
Johnny Martin

Johnny Martin

$10,000$14,500
Tove Lo

Tove Lo

$35,000$50,750
Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots

$625,000$906,250
Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

$100,000$145,000

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SEG does not, nor claims to, represent any celebrity as the exclusive booking agent. Seattle Entertainment Group does not manage any celebrities listed on this website. SEG acts only as a buyer’s agent for venues, event professionals, companies and organizations to book celebrities for corporate and private events, paid commercials, casino concerts, engagements as well as other various appearances. The celebrities listed on this site are for informational purposes only and are intended as a resource for our clients to provide ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I need security for my event if I hire a celebrity?

    Yes, the celebrity may require you to hire unarmed police or private esecurity. It depends on the status of the chosen celebrity and the type of event. The artist needs protection and everyone’s reputation is in jeopardy if they are not reasonably protected. Sometimes the celebrity will bring their own bodyguard.

    Will I have to pay for the celebrity’s hotel, travel and food?

    Most of the time the celebrity will expect general food and beverage accommodations for the duration of the event. In more complex bookings, they may want to be fed from the day of arrival to the day of departure. Additionally, hotels and transportation should be provided unless a buyout is included in the offer being submitted before you book a celebrity.

    Will I get my money back after I have hired a celebrity and my event is canceled?

    If your event is canceled sometimes you can receive a refund or a credit toward future or rescheduled performance in the event of a force majeure. Other times the contract has strict cancellation terms that must be adhered to. We help you outline the cancellation terms in the negotiating process. 

    Can I hire a celebrity for an event myself?

    Anyone can hire a celebrity. You will pay more in most cases because an artist can tell if you are not familiar with the process. Always consult with a professional before you book a celebrity yourself. There is a specific process that should be followed.

    Will a celebrity prepare a speech or promote my product at the event?

    The short answer is yes. The celebrity will help promote your product and deliver a speech if that is included in the deal points when we submit the offer. A celebrity may also post the product on their social media. 

    What happens if a celebrity is late to my event?

    Sometimes flights are delayed, it’s the unfortunate part of traveling abroad. As part of the contract process, we help eliminate delays by adding a late-arrival clause that allows you to cancel the performance if an artist is late beyond a certain point. It’s not ideal and it is rarely a concern, but the good news is that you will get your deposit back and you will not be liable for the performer’s final payment.

    Can I pick which songs the celebrity performs at my event?

    You can certainly create a list of songs you want performed. The celebrity will sing or perform all of the chosen songs or as many as reasonably possibly within the appearance time paid for.

    Will a celebrity sing and perform at my private or public event?

    Absolutely, there are some requirements to be aware of if you want a musical performance, however. A celebrity may ask you to fulfill parts of their tour rider, which outlines specific types of equipment needed to execute a live performance.

    Are there any celebrities I cannot hire for my event?

    It depends, some celebrities will avoid certain political affiliations, communities or parties that may be considered a conflict of interest. We will help you determine the potential obstacles before wasting any time.

    Will the celebrity I choose take pictures with my family and friends?

    Yes, the celebrity will take pictures with you and a small group of people assuming you make time for it during their appearance. If you want a celebrity to appear for an hour, set aside 30 minutes of that time for a meet and greet, otherwise the celebrity may not stick around for longer than what’s stated in their contract.

    How much does it cost to hire a celebrity for an event?

    The cost to hire a celebrity can vary from artist to artist. Other determining factors will influence the price as well. The deal points we create on your behalf , the location of your event, and duration of appearance can heavily influence the price of a celebrity booking.

    Can you guarantee the celebrity will be hired for my event?

    In most cases, if the celebrity is available and the offer is strong, we guarantee the chosen celebrity will strongly consider the offer. Sometimes, it makes sense to have a backup plan, however, schedules change and late bookings can be risky. It’s best to have 2-3 celebrities in mind before you start the process, just in case the first is unavailable. 

    When will I have to pay the celebrity to appear at my private or public event?

    Typically an artist will be paid in two separate installments. The first payment is a deposit of 50% which is usually paid thirty to ninety days from the engagement. Sometimes the artist will require a full payment upfront, it depends on the scope of work and the notoriety of the celebrity being considered. The final payment of 50% is paid on the day of the event, unless there is a ticket reconciliation that needs to occur.

    Will the celebrity sign autographs for my team and client?

    Yes, of course. We include signed memorabilia in all of our offers (memorabilia to be provided by the venue or client).

    How long does it take to hire a celebrity for a private or public ticket event?

    It can take as much as three to four months to confirm a celebrity appearance, or two days depending on the deal points, offer and location  of your event. Start the process early – that’s our recommendation. 

    What is the process for hiring a celebrity for a private or ticket event?

    The process includes selecting the artist(s), contacting our agency, then creating deal points to include in an offer sheet. Once you have the details outlined, we can discuss the terms with the artist or manager. After the artist agrees to the deal points, a contract is signed, a deposit is made and the performance will happen before the remaining money is paid to the artist.

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