Booking Live Musicians: Your Questions Answered

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Are you booking live musicians for your next event?

You've come to the right place!


Think of this page as Music Newcastle's very own MusicNewcastle101. This is our resource for you. Tips, advice, things to watch out for and questions to ask when you are booking live musicians.


If you want YOUR question answered, and it isn't here, no problem. Just hit Contact Music Newcastle at the top of the page and let us know how we can help.

To see these all as a playlist on our YouTube Channel just click HERE.

booking cost of live musicians your questions answered

What music should I have for my wedding music?

Can I ask my musicians to learn new songs?

Can I ask my musicians to play outside?

I want to hire a grand piano - can you help?

What if my venue doesn't have a piano?

My venue wants to see PLI or PAT certificates - what's that?

Can I hire a pianist to play the hymns instead of an organist?

Remember the song and how it's performed are separate things.

Why should I book live music? I've got an iPod.

Should I have a DJ, a band, or both at my party?

Can I pay my musicians in cash on the day?

Can I see you play live before we book you?

How long do my musicians need to set up?

How many songs do I need to choose for my musicians to play?

Will my music be too loud? My venue has restrictions.

Will my musicians expect food and drink?

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