You are in good company
We are proud to say that many of the leading entertainment agents are already members of The Entertainment Agents’ Association (TEAA). By joining, you become part of the network and your membership enables you to turn to the Association for advice, guidance and to ask for help with any issues you may experience as an entertainment agent.
We work closely with Equity and we are active members of the Variety and Light Entertainment Council and UK Live Music Group. A representative from TEAA Council attends their meetings to represent our members’ interests. Our input plays an important role when helping to formulate policies, for ongoing dialogue with the Department of Culture Media and Sport and for lobbying government for the benefit of the entertainment industry.
Why become a member
By joining the association, you will be able to check your business is conforming to current legal requirements. We can help with artist contracts, ongoing changes in legislation, terms of business and legal matters, as well as trends and issues facing the entertainment industry. You can join regional meetings, national conference calls and network with fellow member agents.
There are opportunities to network, to broaden your contacts of fellow agents, enabling business to flow more freely between members. You will be kept up to date with current legislation and news. You will be able to share best practice with some of the leading entertainment agents in England, Scotland and Wales and you can rest assured that The Entertainment Agents’ Association is always here to help.
The benefits of membership
Expertise and Training
We provide you with a Code of Conduct that is fair for all parties and includes industry standards that you agree to maintain. We give you access to help and expertise from our experienced council members, who cover all areas of the entertainment industry. TEAA offers generic training for new agents and the option to provide bespoke training services to individual members with a review of your agency procedures.
We provide access to approved *contracts and terms of business relevant to how you trade. We help to ensure you are GDPR compliant and that the relevant bank account arrangements are in place for your business.
*Additional charge for VLEC approved contract available on a two year renewable licence
We offer member updates on changes to legislation, taxation, visas, national insurance, copyright and any issues that affect our industry and your business.
For specific advice, our council members are on hand to help and respond to queries.
Membership of our association and use of the logo on your website, emails and social media provides reassurance for artists and clients that you operate with integrity and transparency.
We provide networking events with fellow member agents that can lead to new business opportunities.
We refer potential new business enquiries to relevant members, many of whom network with one another, knowing that everyone is operating under the same Code of Conduct.
Free inclusion on our members page with a link to your website. You will be given the opportunity to advertise at a discounted rate in The Hub which is issued to all members every month.
We keep you at the cutting edge of entertainment news and legislation. We help to lobby government and we work closely with our partners at UK Live Music Group, Equity, the Variety and Light Entertainment Council and the Musician’s Union to keep you informed.
The opportunity to become a Fellow of The Entertainment Agents’ Association (FEAA) when you have traded continuously for five years, maintained full membership and operated to the required standards of the Code of Conduct.
A fund that has been set up to help members in need, or to support a chosen industry related charity. If members fall on hard times through illness or bereavement, our benevolent fund can support with a small donation. Find out more & donate >
For non-agency businesses involved in entertainment that want to offer discounted services and network with members eg audio-visual companies, photographers.
We offer a free half hour telephone call with our appointed solicitor who can provide advice on legal matters from contractual queries to disputes.
Become a member of The Entertainment Agents’ Association
Annual membership subscription - £265 + VAT
To become a member you need to:
- understand and adhere to the current UK law of how to operate an agency business. Visit Government Law
- have a separate client bank account
- have registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
Following your initial application, you will be contacted by a member of council to discuss your agency, how you do business, who you represent and in what areas of the entertainment industry you work.
We also need to ensure that you are trading in line with our Code of Conduct. Your application will then be considered at the next council meeting and approval will either be granted or denied. If your application is accepted, you will be awarded full or associate membership based on your level of experience.
Associate membership (same annual fee as full membership), is designated by council if, for instance, you are a new agent and have not been trading for long. After one year as an associate member, if you have traded responsibly, one member from the association will propose you for full membership and a second member needs to support that proposal. The council will then take a vote on your request to become a full member at the next council meeting. Associate members are granted the same access as full members to all documentation, events and advice.
All new members will receive a welcome pack.
If your application is denied, you will be notified of the reasons why by our administrator and your membership fee will be returned.
If, following an internal investigation, any member is proven to be in breach of the Code of Conduct, The Entertainment Agents’ Association reserves the right to terminate membership immediately and no monies will be returned for the remainder of that year.