Ever wonder why there is not more support from Native Casinos for our amazing Indian Country entertainers? What if I told you it’s the same old story hidden behind a […]
Ever wonder why there is not more support from Native Casinos for our amazing Indian Country entertainers? What if I told you it’s the same old story hidden behind a curtain for over 20 years? There have been people/companies calling themselves “talent buyers” and yes, NONE OF THEM are Native American so who do you suppose they have been ignoring for the last 24+ years?
In conjunction with a brand new training program called “The Guide To Booking National Entertainment”, this organization has been created to help support, unite, and continue educating those who will become involved. (To learn more about this program go to www.crwproductions.com)
NATBN is a growing organization of in-house Native American casino entertainment directors and talent buyers that book all entertainment direct and do not use third party talent buyers. The primary goal is to share information and to create routing networks throughout Indian Country. A secure network creates an opportunity for Native American owned casinos to have access to larger acts at reduced prices and provides the opportunity for Native American employees to start forging long lasting relationships with the direct agencies. The last thing crooked talent buyers want is for Indian Country to come together, organize and educate one another. This organization is being established to share direct information and direct contacts with the intent of empowering 100’s of Indian gaming entertainment programs. With direct information from real people who do the same job you do, you have a network that is concrete, face to face, and exclusive to NATBN members only, no third party talent buyers.
A third party talent buyer will tell you that through years of pre-existing relationships they have the ability to “route” all kinds of acts that will create savings that benefit you. If they are only saying this to you without providing you with a detailed list of those venues, contacts, and shared information, it is a matter of trust, with an outside non-tribally owned vendor.
When was the last time an outside vendor dedicated anytime, money, or support to your communities organizations and causes? Self-sufficiency is the only answer, no one is going to do it for us but us.