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Unique Weddings Ideas in Sydney

posted by Jeremy LaBrooy

All brides want to be special and many brides go out of there way to find a unique element for their wedding. Entertainment Now writer Jasmine Phull has hunted down some Unique Weddings Ideas in Sydney to get you started.

From the traditional to the beautiful, check out these venues for some inspiration.

Three Essential Ingredients Passionate Artists & Performers Must Use To Make Big Names for Themselves

posted by Jeremy LaBrooy

If you're a creative type, there's no doubt that you love what you do (You certainly didn't get into this business thinking you are going to start with a six-figure salary!) But there is big money to be made for the artists who recognize the devotion to their lifelong passion must be balanced with a good sense of business skill and specific practices to get more business for themselves. And here our three essential ingredients on how to do just that:

#1 FREE is your ticket to WELL PAID

When was the last time you bought an album before not hearing the hit single on MTV or the radio? In this business you must allow people to SAMPLE what you have to offer before they're willing to shell out their hard earned dollars to hear more of your brilliance. So think of free gigs as your ticket to a future where people are bidding against one another to have you at their weekend show. "It's not really a free gig at all" is the proper mindset to have.

#2 Create a Marketing Calendar

Marketing calendars keep artists accountable-- it's too easy to have everything in memory and "not have time for it" because of a busy day. And that's a real tragedy, because marketing is the single most important aspect of your business. If you're serious about getting noticed, write a calendar out six months in advance for where you plan to distribute flyers, what day you plan to call around local businesses, churches, and other organizations offering free or low-cost entertainment, when you plan to have that website all built out for your fans to learn more about you. Having a plan of attack and following it ruthlessly virtually guarantees your success.

#3 Help them Find You

More and more, getting your name out there is less a matter of being in the right place at the right time and more about setting up your presence, both online and off-line, and engaging your fans constantly. Make sure to be on all the big social media websites and update them every single week if not every day. And take advantage of all the specialist entertainment listing sites available on the Internet – people on these websites are looking specifically for skilled and talented entertainers to connect with.

How we connect aspiring entertainers with clients

Entertainment Now is Australia's largest directory that focuses exclusively on the Entertainment business. Built from the ground up with the sole purpose of connecting bands, musicians, and other entertainers with event hosts, the site has become a virtual hub for Australia's entertainment industry.

As fanatical music lovers we also know personally how difficult it is to get off the ground when you're starting out, and that's exactly why we created this site-- for small time bands, musicians and entertainers to more effectively find clients in their own area.

Check us out today and take advantage of all we have to offer at 

Why Your Entertainment Business Should Be Listed on Entertainment Now

posted by Jeremy LaBrooy

If you manage an entertainment or events based business in Australia then listing on an Australian Entertainment directory such as Entertainment Now can assist your business in many ways. 

Firstly, in order to list, your business must operate from within Australia and must provide an entertainment, music or event based service. We pre-qualify all submissions and can assure the users of this site that ALL listings are 100% Australian!

Did I also mention that all the business comes directly to you and you book the gig DIRECT with the client? No agents fees, no commissions, not ever!

Secondly, you're in great company. Creating a prestigious and information rich business profile on Entertainment Now sends a professional message immediately to all of your prospective clients. Your listing profile includes upload of:

  • 3 x Audio mp3 files
  • 5 x Images 
  • 1 x Youtube or vimeo link
  • 5 x Client testimonials
  • About Us section - Unlimited
  • Services section - You describe your services provided

 Thirdly, our site is social media enabled. Visitors to the site can share your socially... they can Like your page on facebook or Tweet your profile. We even have a customer reviews section where people can write a review about your business. Social testimony is very powerful and can influence clients to book your service.

Your listing can be placed in up to 3 different categories eg:

  1. Dancers >  Latin Dancers
  2. Entertainers > Impersonators
  3. Musicians > Music teachers > singing lessons

(Each top level category has a sub-category which you select as well which altogether counts as one (1) category placement. The Musician top-level category is 3 levels deep.)

And... after all that, here's the best part... The Pricing.

Listings start from as little as $19 for one month. If you commit for six months, you can sign up for half the price at just $9 per month. ($54 billed every six months)

If you have more than one act, be sure to check out our multiple listing plans. has been servicing bands, entertainers and musicians since 2004 as a cost effective way to increase client leads and bookings as well as attracting new business from entertainment agents and event management companies who use this site to source new acts and suppliers. Read some of our success stories from advertisers.

Melbourne Wedding Bands

posted by Jeremy LaBrooy

If you are wanting to book wedding bands in Melbourne, there are some important factors to consider which can save you, not just money, but heartache and frustation. If you have never booked a band before read this guide on booking wedding bands in Melbourne.

You can also watch a video on how to book live bands here.

Choosing music for the wedding band to play can be difficult too. Entertainment Now writer Kristen Avis has complied a list of:

Top 10 Wedding Songs from 1980-1999
Top 10 Wedding Songs from 2000-2013

Entertainment Now directory has great bands in Melbourne who can perform for your wedding. Start to browse a selection of cover bandsJazz bandsLatin bands, Swing bandsRock and Roll Bands and Tribute bands.

If you find these links helpful, please share them and support our bands & entertainers.

Australian Corporate Games held in Melbourne 22-24 November 2013

posted by Entertainment Now Admin

The 21st Australian Corporate Games is to be held in Melbourne between 22-24 November 2013. 

First held in San Francisco in 1986 the World Corporate Games was organised by Australian Dr Maureen Johnston. Sydney. 

Sydney hosted the first Australian Corporate Games in 1993 where 1200 participants played. Each year since then, the games expanded and now the Australian Corporate Games are held each year in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Thredbo.

Entertainment Now writer Kristen Avis offers an Australian Corporate Games review which gives interested parties an overview of what the games is all about and how to enter.

How To Book A Live Band

posted by Jeremy LaBrooy

If you're organizing an event and need to book a live band, you must read this feature guide Live Bands – How to Book Them written by Entertainment Now writer Kristen Avis.

In this essential guide, Kristen reveals where the best places are to find live bands and then lists some very handy tips about contacts or booking agreements, cancellation policies and line ups.

Also see Entertainment Now's bands for hire.

Entertainment Now Becomes PBS FM Business Supporter

posted by Entertainment Now Admin

Radio presenter Jim McLeod has been the Australian voice of Jazz for some 48 years and has returned to PBS 106.7FM where he now presents Jazz on Saturday - a 2 hour jazz specialist program. Entertainment Now have just become business supporters of Jim's show.

In a welcome letter to founder of Entertainment Now, Jeremy LaBrooy, PBS membership manager Monica Hanns said, "Thank you for supporting PBS by jumping on board and becoming a Business member to Jazz on Saturday! Your support provides the station with a strong foundation to support and promote music not often heard elsewhere, as well as helping musicians to build and develop audiences."

Entertainment Now is a proud business sponsor of PBS FM and Jazz on Saturday.

Entertainers Cut Out Middlemen

posted by Entertainment Now Admin

Media Release

Twenty per cent savings on entertainment for corporate gigs, weddings or parties is just one reason has captured consumers’ imagination.

According to website founder Jeremy LaBrooy, clients save the cash they traditionally paid event organisers while member artists get extra work because of the high quality exposure and reviews.

The relaunched site now allows member artists to upload their own video, photos and music – and for signed in clients to write reviews, read ‘how-to’ articles on organising corporate events, weddings or children’s parties.

“When we founded this site in 2004 it was the market innovator. However, demand from our clients has driven a complete overhaul – and the feedback from member artists and their clients has been terrific,” Jeremy said.

“Member artists love that is essentially their website for just $9 per month on a six month basis, or $19 if they don’t want to commit. The cost self-selects out amateurs to a certain extent.

“For clients, the site is absolutely free. And I am noticing an exciting innovation, where people are effectively using the site to ‘tender’ their events on the Jobs&Gigs tab. I expect this will be very popular as we head towards the crazy Christmas season as organisations look to get the right entertainers at the right price.

“ is essentially a meeting point for entertainers and those who want to be entertained. It is a match-maker that is cost effective and reliable as well as a place of innovation in an industry which has changed little over the years.”


For further information please contact:

Jeremy LaBrooy

(03) 8562 2205