WHAT WE DO

542 Entertainment Inc. is a boutique talent buying company specializing in outdoor events, festivals, and corporate engagements. Where most talent buying agencies will negotiate a deal and send an invoice, we do so much more. For the same industry standard rate as our competitors, our talent buying services include offer and contract negotiations, immigration, on-site talent logistics, backstage management and hospitality advancing, and we always have a representative from 542 on site to manage our services. We are also available to help in other areas of the event and even supply a turn-key service should you need our support. We can handle every aspect of event management from branding, ticketing and logistics, marketing and PR, to staffing contractors and hospitality. You dream it, we can build it.

Talent Buying

542 Entertainment Talent Buying Festivals


It’s no secret that having great talent is a huge part of launching a new event, or growing an existing one. We work with our clients one-on-one to pick the perfect line up for their events and ensure we stay on budget. We believe that your success is our success.

Why work with us on talent acquisition?

You deserve the best, it’s that simple. We work with you on every aspect of procuring talent to do our best to set you and your team up for success. And, because we work with agents across the globe on a daily basis, we have established relationships and resources to help us secure the best line up for you. We pull hard numbers, market stats, and routing to make sure you’re launching or growing your event with your best foot forward.

What do we do for you?

  • Pull artist availabilities from all major and boutique agencies
  • Work hands-on with you and your team to pick the best options based on price, availability, and market research
  • We build and mark all offerings and contracts on your behalf
  • If requested, we can help you come up with ticketing prices
  • We fully advance all of the hospitality for your show
  • We will manage all artist press requests so that you can focus on marketing the rest of your event
  • If you’re working with US entertainment, we handle all immigration.
  • If you’re working with US entertainment, we fill out all of your withholding tax information so you simply just need to go to the bank
  • We supply you with a master payment schedule
  • We are onsite to ensure the event runs smoothly
  • We work the event with you by running your full back-of-stage for artists. We manage credentials, artist meet and greets, and special requests
  • Plus, we are here day in and day out to help you with any hiccups you might encounter, or if you just want to bounce ideas around

“ Working with 542 Entertainment has truly been such a great experience for us here at Eastbound Hoedown Music Festival. Billie Jo has really made our lives so much easier by handling our talent management. Having a trustworthy & loyal representative, who is always just a phone call away, has tremendously helped push forward the success of our festival.” 

Sarah Squires - Director of marketing and promotions
Eastbound Hoedown Music Festival

Festivals

542 Entertainment Festival Organization and Booking


Festivals are full of moving parts, and it takes a strong team to ensure that the festival is set up for success. We work with our festival clients day in and day out to ensure all aspect of their event is covered so we can eliminate as many day-of surprises as possible. With a specialty team in house, we can offer you numerous solutions over and above talent buying to set you and your team up for success.

What do we do for the talent procurement side of your festival?

  • Pull artist availabilities from all major and boutique agencies
  • Work hands-on with you and your team to pick the best options based on price, availability, and market research
  • We build and mark all offerings and contracts on your behalf
  • If requested, we can help you come up with ticketing prices
  • We fully advance all of the hospitality for your show
  • We will manage all artist press requests so that you can focus on marketing the rest of your event
  • If you’re working with US entertainment, we handle all immigration.
  • If you’re working with US entertainment, we fill out all of your withholding tax information so you simply just need to go to the bank
  • We supply you with a master payment schedule
  • We show up on-site 2 days prior to the event to do a logistics walk through to ensure you’re fully covered on crowd control and traffic flow
  • We work the event with you by running your full back of stage for artist’s. We manage credentials, artist meet and greets, and special requests
  • Plus, we are here day in and day out to help you with any hiccups you might encounter or if you just want to bounce ideas around

 

What additional services do we offer for your festival?

  • Event Branding
  • Marketing & PR
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website & Graphic Design
  • Turn-Key Event Solutions (Please see our turn-key tab)

“ Working with 542 Entertainment has truly been such a great experience for us here at Eastbound Hoedown Music Festival. Billie Jo has really made our lives so much easier by handling our talent management. Having a trustworthy & loyal representative, who is always just a phone call away, has tremendously helped push forward the success of our festival.” 

Sarah Squires - Director of marketing and promotions
Eastbound Hoedown Music Festival

Turn-key Events

Turnkey Events Solutions 542 Entertainment Talent Buying

Events are a big, sometimes huge undertaking. And sometimes, individuals and/or companies have a vision and a budget but they just don’t have the time and the know-how to build the event. Not to worry, that’s why we are here! Whether you are building a full-scale festival, or your ideal company event, 542 event producers are here to make that vision a reality. You dream it, we build it.

What does turn-key mean?

It means we build everything! You come up with a budget -you don’t even need the full vision, just a basic idea – we build it, from the ground up. 100%

We handle every aspect of event management from branding, entertainment, invites, and securing your venue – all the way to staffing contractors and hospitality. If you’re a festival, or ticketed event, we also oversee ticketing and logistics, marketing and PR, and all the other things in-between.

What if you want your team to handle portions of the event?

Not a problem! We will cover that in our initial meeting and make sure that we define all roles between your crew and ours. We’re here to help you and your team, just let us know what you need – we’re here for you.

“It's rare to find someone capable of producing a large event, while still maintaining a keen eye for detail, and Billie Jo is that rare talent.  Billie Jo and her team possess an infectious energy that drives everyone involved in the project.”  

Jason McCoy – Owner
Extreme Mudfest

Rodeos

542 Entertainment Talent Buying and Rodeo Management

Rodeos are a very unique market and take a lot of attention – so as a rodeo director, why spend your time learning entertainment, when you could let 542 Entertainment do it for you!

Adding concerts to your rodeo is a great way to gain additional revenue and value to your rodeo; it brings in a younger demographic who will keep your rodeo going for years.

What kind of entertainment services do we provide?

  • Full talent procurement, large and/or small
  • We organize all of the production needs
  • “Name” concert entertainment
  • PR for the artists attending your event. We get them into all the local outlets
  • Logistics – we work with you to build your concert series
  • Beer garden entertainment
  • Ticket pricing if requested
  • Onsite management

What if you have never done a concert before?

We will help you come up with the perfect concert addition that you are comfortable with. Whether it’s a large concert to kick off or end your rodeo, or if you’re adding a beer garden stage, we’ve got you covered!

“Wow!  Billie Jo and the 542 Entertainment team have made entertainment life so much easier for the Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede.  Entertainment portion of our event always stressed us out, but never again once 542 Entertainment walked through the door!”

Connie Patterson - President
DC Ex Commitee

Corporate

542 Entertainment Corporate Events Planning


Events are a big, sometimes huge undertaking. And sometimes individuals and/or companies have a vision and a budget but they just don’t have the time and the know-how to build the event. Events can be very stressful when you start adding all the little details in. Not to worry, that’s why we are here! Whether you are building a full- weekend of events, or your ideal company launch, 542 event producers are here to make that vision a reality. You dream it, we build it.

What can 542 Entertainment do for Corporate events? 

You come up with a budget -you don’t even need the full vision, just a basic idea – we build it, from the ground up. 100%

We handle every aspect of event management from décor, branding, entertainment, invites, and securing your venue – all the way to staffing contractors and hospitality. If you’re a ticketed event, we also oversee ticketing and logistics, marketing and PR, and all the other things in-between. You can rest easy knowing 542 has all the little details covered.

What if you want your team to handle portions of the event?

Not a problem! We will cover that in our initial meeting and make sure that we define all roles between your crew and ours. We’re here to help you and your team, just let us know what you need – we’re here for you.

“Billie Jo and her team have a vision like no other. They create and execute seamless events and put everyone around them at ease. If you’re in the market for an event planner – choose 542 Entertainment, you won’t regret it.”

Rich Silva – Owner
Misconduct Wineries

Social Media

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Social media is an integral part of any major events overall marketing and communications strategy. Our team works closely with clients to develop, implement and manage unique and progressive social strategies and campaigns. Creative content, follower acquisition, advertising, analytics and platform management will leverage your next event over your competition, drive sales, followers and brand awareness. We work closely with dynamic social influencers to spread the good word on your event both nationally and globally and engage potential customers through a variety of channels.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get social!

Social media services we offer include:

  • Social media management

  • Social media strategy for your festival

  • Engaging and growing followers and online presence

  • Content creation

  • Analytics, reporting and growth strategy

  • Social brand development

  • Social Influencer marketing

  • Development and execution of advertising campaigns

  • On-site social platform management and content generation

Marketing

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You like to make noise and so do we. Our full service mix-and- match marketing services will place your festival front and centre while we design and execute campaigns alongside your team. From the initial stages of branding to the development of international strategic advertising campaigns, we strive to make clients our success!

Marketing services we provide:

  • Marketing strategy

  • Branding

  • Advertising

  • Creative direction and consultation

  • Digital marketing services (SEO, SEM, PPC)

  • Email marketing

  • Promotional Campaign

PR/Communications

Public Relations


It’s time to get the word out on your next event, but how? In a world of ‘chatty Cathy’s’ sometimes it’s hard to navigate the expansive landscape known as the press. 542 Entertainment Inc., has you covered. Whether it’s developing your initial brand voice to executing a nationwide PR campaign, we are here to help every step of the way. Our team of seasoned PR professionals understand what it takes to connect your event to the right people.

PR/communications services we provide:

  • Research and development of communications plan

  • Strategy development

  • Press releases

  • Media relations

  • Press conferences

  • Copy writing for web