What are clients REALLY looking for in a press kit?

Let us help you.

Hi, I'm Jessie Burdett, a talent buyer at Chicago Entertainment Agency. I'm here to tell you what clients REALLY want to see in your electronic press kit.


Here's what you need to succeed:

  • Choose creative, high-resolution photos.
  • Write a short and sweet bio.
  • Set list- tell clients what you like to play!
  • On your agency website, include accurate category and tags so clients can easily search for you.
  • Show us what you do in a recent, high quality video.

Hoping and praying that someone will find your website or Facebook and call to book you is a good method if you want to stay where you are. But if you want to move forward with your career, you need to join Chicago Entertainment Agency.

For a small investment of a quarter a day, you'll have access to our extensive list of clients and events. Our sister company, StarEvents, uses Chicago Entertainment Agency to book the talent for their summer festivals. That's over $1,000,000 we invest right back into our members every year. Don’t you want a part of that? Join Chicago Entertainment Agency today.

I guarantee you'll love us. For a limited time only, you have access to the same pricing we used when we launched in 2004. A lower price for better results than any other agency? Yes please! You're one step closer to getting more gigs.

There is not one right way to have successful music career. But Chicago Entertainment Agency has been in this business for over 15 years, and we've seen what works...and what doesn't.

Many artists and bands don't have connections to the industry and Chicago venues. Molly does. Chicago Entertainment Agency does. And we'll connect you to them for a lower investment than your Postmates dinner delivery.

Joining an agency will give you one comprehensive place to make your press kit.

Send your agency listing to your former clients, and get in front of a brand new audience of clients, too.

Include high quality and creative photos and videos, a short and sweet bio, a brief set list, and accurate tags and categories.

Chicago Entertainment Agency, the top talent buying company in Chicago, has built a reputation on transparency and results since 2004. Before we go further, let me make something clear: we are not a standard agency. We don't represent you like other agencies. Other agencies only try to sell their top talent in order to make the most commission. We have compiled a database for clients to choose the perfect entertainer for their event. With that understood, here's what you're getting as a member of Chicago Entertainment Agency:

Access to our extensive network of clients and events, including StarEvents' summer festivals.

  • Chicago Entertainment Agency books hundreds of events every year. Get access to the most local gigs.
  • Our sister company, StarEvents, uses Chicago Entertainment Agency to book the entertainment for 20+ summer festivals. That's over $1,000,000 that we put right back into our members' pockets. Don't you want a part of that? How many other agencies can say that? (Hint: it's none.)

The most money for your performance.

  • We will never take money out of your fee for commission. Get more money for your performance for a lower investment than any other agency.

Access to our blog with helpful articles to maximize your time at CEA.

That's a lot of ways to enhance your experience on our website! No other agency can share them with you because no one else is doing what we're doing.

But it gets better because we're giving you a limited time offer... become a member for the same membership price we used in 2004. Just a quarter a day will get you access to Chicago's best talent buying agency. We're doing this because we're so confident that you'll love us. Here's what we want you to do next:

That's it!

Why should you trust Chicago Entertainment Agency over other talent buyers? Let me tell you: Chicago Entertainment Agency has been trusted in Chicago since 2004, and we've built a reputation on transparency and results. Our staff works hands-on and continually markets our entertainers to clients on social media, newsletters, online, in print ads, and so much more. Our sister company, StarEvents, uses Chicago Entertainment Agency to book the entertainment for 20+ summer festivals. That's over $1,000,000 that we put right back into our members' pockets. No other agency does that- only Chicago Entertainment Agency.

Chicago Entertainment Agency provides more value for your dollar than any other agency out there. Here's what you'll get as a member:

Listing on CEA's website

Marketing costs

Increased Google SEO

Access to our blog

Access to live help via email and phone

Total Value Per Year:

Cost to you:

$120 Value

$3,000 Value

$5,000 Value

$500 value

$500 Value



Can you afford about a quarter a day to spend on your career? You can't afford NOT to! Go to www.ChicagoEntertainmentAgency.com and register TODAY! We guarantee you'll love us.

Most clients PREFER to use an agency over independently booking a band. That's because we have the leverage and experience in the marketplace to get them the best band for the lowest price. Be part of an agency that people trust.

Don't just take our word for it. Hear what other members have to say:


  • "CEA has a unique and effective approach toward pairing clients with entertainment that best matches their event. It has been a great source of bookings for Too Hype Crew!"
    -John Cordogan, Too Hype Crew
  • "We had a great time working with Chicago Entertainment Agency; they were efficient, helpful, knowledgeable, and otherwise dialed-in in all the ways you expect, but rarely get. Your people are PRO."
    -Chuck Bontrager, Vicarious TOOL Tribute
  • "My group The Funk Crusaders are huge fans of CEA, and we're always impressed by how professional and pleasant everyone at CEA is to work with. We've had some great gigs because of them, and look forward to more!"
    -Mike Alvarado-Moran, The Funk Crusaders
  • "Thank you for the opportunity to perform at Andersonville Midsommarfest! Let's do it again!"
    -CEA Band
  • "Sealed With A Kiss played the Forest Park Fest. As always, the event was ran very professionally and a blast to play. From the load in, to refreshments, to the sound techs, and everyone involved...great event. We would love to play any and all events by CEA!"
    -Mark Donofrio, Sealed With a Kiss
  • "Kind, helpful and completely sold to taking entertainment to a greater height. I am so pleased to have interacted with CEA and be sure I am interested in working with you in the future."
    -Olugbenda Adenuga

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