Why we do what we do
We believe that there are few things better than live music in genuinely bringing people together.
In today’s fast-paced world, no matter how much technology changes us, we all still need a genuine, human and real connection. Live music does something to us all that a Facebook ‘like’ cannot.
We are proud to be part of the UK music industry, but we think that there is a lack of support for most of the creative people that make up this wonderful industry – especially when industry change is so ‘fast-paced’. We believe live music is the anchor that will never disappear.
We believe in supporting performers in a volatile market by providing consistent and flexible opportunities whilst giving our customers an unparalleled experience.
Our people are the face of our company and the Earcandy brand, so it’s important that they support our values and mission.
Earcandy isn’t the biggest agency out there, but we strive to be the best – and we aim to support performers in the music industry by providing consistent and sustainable work.
Here are some of our key values and goals:
Our aim, shared by Earcandy musicians, is to provide our customers with an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank.
This doesn’t mean just the musical quality. It also means professionalism, stage presence and styling, but most importantly our commitment to create memorable experiences for every single one of our clients.
We’re pretty hands-on with our acts, and provide more direction than most agencies – and that’s because we aim to provide an exceptional performance, not just ‘good enough’. And it goes two ways; many of our best performers help to shape Earcandy by getting stuck in, sharing ideas and helping to improve each act.
It’s a very competitive market, which is why we need every single performer to support and help Earcandy always work towards its goals.
Unlike many traditional agencies, we work closely with our acts, and aim to build up a good relationship with our Act Owners (band leaders).
Our aim is to get the best performers working as regularly as possible and try to build a sustainable amount of work, year on year for our performers. This means that we need engagement from all of our performers to help grow our company and improve the opportunities for everyone that is involved.
We only work the best performers, so when you perform at an Earcandy event, you know you are performing with some of the best musicians on the circuit. Most of our performers will have had commercial music experience such as performing on the west end, performing with famous artists etc. Earcandy events can be a fantastic opportunity to network and make new friends.
We ask for feedback after every event not only from clients but also other musicians. This helps us keep a good pool of musicians to work with.
Lots of musicians are interested in working with Earcandy. We know this because we receive a large number of applications every day. So how do you know if Earcandy is the right fit for you?
We look for two main things when recruiting performers and sound engineers; Ability and Attitude.
We get hundreds of applications every year from talented performers and sound engineers, that have had high-level credits and a lot of experience.
What sets out the performers that we work with is attitude. We believe in creating a positive ‘can-do’ culture within Earcandy, and that culture should be shared within the office, and throughout the acts that work with us. We want to work with performers that are passionate about helping support Earcandy for the benefit for everyone that is involved.
Being upfront is the best way to set expectations.
Earcandy events are not right for everyone, and in order to put the ‘Earcandy stamp’ on our events, there are guidelines that our performers need to follow. Some performers don’t like this amount of structure, and it will never be right for these people.
Please only apply if you are comfortable:
We still have a long way to go and to grow as a company – and we’re excited about the journey.
If you feel that you can support our values and mission, fill out the application form and we’ll be in touch if there are any opportunities coming up near you.
We look forward to inviting you along for the ride!