A trade body in England … The Association of Accredited Entertainers, known as the AAE, is set to shake-up the way entertainers secure work.
Once a performing artist is accredited, they access to a suite of legal documents, benefit from an integrated online booking system where bookers engage with them directly and the artist can ‘sign or decline’ a job on the spot. Why groundbreaking? Because it’s free of charge to members. No agency fees, no commission! This is a real game changer and destined to have a staggering effect on the industry.
The AAE actively promotes members on and offline, they get a web page displaying showreels and photos and the AAE team work hard at putting their members in the spotlight. A virtual agent without the commission!
And, at the press of a button, they can even print off their diary and accounts. The benefits just go on and on.
Then there’s the AAE’s coveted ‘Black Card’ this enables members to get discounts and privileges on practically all they could wish for from Coffee at Costa to an iPad from Apple.
This is the digital revolution at its finest. So you’d expect the annual membership fee to be high? Well, no, anything but.
Because the AAE is not for profit, their priority is to promote professional conduct whilst getting a fair deal for artists. Therefore membership and all its benefits come in at a ridiculously low £99 per annum.
You can learn more by visiting www.theaae.co.uk