Our buying power with celebrity performers and speakers is the foundation for all of our various other services. Buying direct saves you money. We contact the celebrity directly and not layers of agents and middle buyers. Since we represent you, the purchaser in the process, we have no other agenda then to produce the best celebrity performer for your entertainment dollar.
Most Importantly – we are always uniquely positioned as your advocate throughout the entire hiring and booking process.
Celebrity Entertainment and Talent Buying Consultancy
We are the leading full service talent buyer consultancy and producer of celebrity entertainment and speakers for the corporate and non-profit event industry.
For more than 20 years, we have negotiated with celebrities directly or their personal management and not layers of various agents that add nothing to the value of the performance and work on behalf of the celebrity, representing the celebrity’s interests first, and not yours. Negotiating directly provides you with the absolute best possible fee.
We Hire, Book and Produce Celebrity Performances For Your Event’s Success
Huge Expertise in a Narrow Field. Providing celebrity appearances extends much further than just selecting and producing a great performance. Because we serve the corporate entertainment buyer exclusively and not concert halls, casinos and colleges, we have the required professionalism and complete understanding of the various demands of this unique talent buying clientele. Expertise in only one market has been the foundation of our continued success.
Event industry professionals and corporate event planners nationwide rely on us to provide customized turn-key shows and celebrity appearances for their most important events.
Intel Event with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sings along and joins Intel CEO Craig Barrett during a keynote presentation
Facebook Event with Comedian Andy Samberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg trading lines with SNL comedian Andy Samberg
Cartier Event with Rihanna
President & CEO, Cartier North America, Frederic de Narp looks on as singer Rihanna lights up the Empire State Building in honor of Cartier’s “Love Day” in New York. Rihanna and de Narp hosted the lighting of the Empire State building in festive Cartier Red.
Sheryl Crow Performs for the
Sesame Street Workshop
Singer Sheryl Crow is joined by Elmo at the Sesame Street Workshop Event in New York
Avon Event with Fergie
Avon Chairman and CEO, Andrea Jung and award winning singer from the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie celebrate AVON's 125th Celebration at the Believe World Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fergie sings Happy Birthday.
Microsoft Phone Event with Ryan Seacrest
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest joins Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during a keynote session.
National Retail Federation with Darrell Hammond
SNL comedian Darrell Hammond performs for the National Retail Federation for their annual convention in New York
Marriott Hotels Event with Ciara
Pop singer Ciara performed at the launch for the New Marriott Room Design at the Marriott mSpot in Times Square, New York City
Salesforce.com Event with Gen. Colin Powell
Gen. Colin Powell joins Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff during a Conferece Panel Session in San Francisco
General Motors Event with John Legend
New model launch event features singer John Legend "in-concert" performance in Detroit
Salesforce.com Event with MC Hammer
Back to the 90's concert by MC Hammer at Salesforce.com's conference
Apple Event with Jack Johnson
Apple Founder & CEO Steve Jobs with singer Jack Johnson at Apple keynote presentation
Anti-Defamation League Gala with Tony Bennett
"Having Tony Bennett perform at this year's ADL event honoring dinner chair Len Riggio, CEO of Barnes & Noble was nothing short of spectacular!
Mr. Riggio appreciates all you did to create a wonderful evening for all. Thanks so much for all your help !!"
- Executive Assistant to the CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Walmart Event with Ben StillerBen Stiller and American Idol Winner Kris Allen strike a pose from “Zoolander” with Wal-Mart CFO Tom Schoewe
Microsoft Event with Slash
Slash, the "guitar hero" in Guns N'Roses demonstrates the Guitar Hero game with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates
Sony Event with Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks helps out Sony CEO Howard Stringer for a Keynote Presentation
Corporate Private Performance with
Tony Bennett & Natalie Cole
"Well you did it!
How could you possibly top last year's event with Tony Bennett... well... add Natalie Cole! Thank you for helping to create the most spectacular night for all of our guests.
What are we going to do next year?"
- Event Planner, Major US Pharmaceutical Company
OMNI Youth Services Event with Jay Leno
"Jay was Fantastic"
Thanks for helping to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a Spectacular Event!
- Steve Baldwin, Chief Development Officer - OMNI Youth Services
Google Event with Robin Williams
Google Co-Founder Larry Page mixes it up with Comedian Robin Williams - or as Robin called him, "MENSA Boy"
Youth I.N.C. Gala Benefit with Broadway's Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday
"Please let Jennifer Holliday know how much all of us loved her performance at this year's Celebration to Benefit New York Kids!
And WOW what a performance! Thank you for helping to create another great event for us this year!!"
- Event Planner, Youth I.N.C.
AOL Event with Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey has some fun during a keynote with AOL founder Steve Case
Event Planners Select Celebrity Direct Inc.
We Help Conceptualize, Design and Select The Right Show for Your Event
We Negotiate and Directly Hire the Celebrity on Your Behalf and You Never Overpay
We Negotiate all Production Requirements on Your Behalf Saving You Money
We Can Produce all Sound, Lighting, Staging, Technical Requirements and Provide on-site Staff for a Complete Turn-Key Performance
Here’s How to Get Started
If you have an idea of a celebrity you think may be right for your event, take a look at The Booking Process to learn more about how the celebrity buying process works.
If you’re not certain as to which celebrity may be best for your event, take a look at How to Select a Celebrity and come up with a “wish list” of the few names that would be ideal for your event.
Review our Celebrity Booking Tips for important information and ideas to consider to create a successful celebrity performance.
View Our Services to learn the ways we can help you throughout the process of selecting, hiring, contracting and producing a celebrity music concert, comedian or speaker for your event.
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Why Celebrity Direct Inc.
Direct Source for Celebrity Performers We are the industry leader in celebrity talent buying and production for corporate events. We work on your behalf to hire the best possible celebrity for your budget and we are uniquely positioned as your advocate in the booking process so you never overpay.
Corporate & Non-Profit Events and Private Performances We are dedicated to private performances, not publicly ticketed events, and we are the experts in this highly specialized entertainment market.
Complete Turn-Key Production Nationwide Event planners work with us in several ways, either choosing from a menu of our services or asking us to produce a show delivered completely turn-key at your event nationwide.