Club Promoter Licenses – Are They Necessary?

Business License ApplicationOne of the questions many new club promoters ask regarding their business is whether or not licenses are required. Like any other business, you want to abide by all of the laws and regulations during your club promoting work; otherwise, you leave yourself vulnerable to fines, lawsuits and forced closure of your business. But what — if any — licenses are necessary for club promoters?

Above all else, you want to abide by the local laws and regulations governing the area where you’re club promoting. If you fail to adhere to these laws, you could lose your privilege of club promoting, which is something no one wants to happen. So, does this mean a license is necessary when club promoting? Here we’ll take a look at when licenses are necessary, and how you can go about obtaining one.

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Typically, the only type of license required for club promoting is a business license. Owning one of these allows you to perform a business or service in a designated city or area. Depending on the city you’re working out of, you may be able to obtain a business license for as little as $20 bucks. Just take a visit to the local courthouse and ask to speak with the business and development group. They’ll be able to guide you what’s necessary in order to obtain a business license.

After you get a business license, you’ll need to keep track of when it needs to be renewed. In most jurisdictions, businesses licenses must be renewed one year from when they’re given obtained. Allowing it to expire could result in potential fines, so keep it up to date by renewing it. As long as you haven’t moved since the date when you obtained your license, you should get a renewal notice in the mail.

Do I Need a Business License?

Not every city in the U.S. requires club promoters to obtain a license. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to tell without calling up and the administration officials for your desired city. Before you start your club promoting endeavours, take a couple of minutes to call the city courthouse and ask to speak with someone about getting a business license. Politely explain to them that you’re going to start a club promoting business and are wondering if a business license is required. If they say yes, go ahead and ask them for the details on how to obtain one.

A business license usually isn’t required if you intend on working through a club promoter apprenticeship, or if you’re going to work for another promoting company. In this case, only the employing company is required to have a license, which is one of the primary benefits of working under someone else. With that said, business licenses are fairly cheap, so don’t let that dissuade you from working for yourself. The bottom line is that you can make substantially more money as a self-employed club promoter, but you’ll have to keep up with your license and finances.