Most venues seem like they require you to go directly to the bands manager or publicity person, does anyone have luck with this? i cant imagine they would take the time out of their schedule to respond? I used to take photos for the house of blues in Atlantic city but it was years ago and ive lost my in there (they changed ownership). So this is a pretty generic question but how do you set yourself apart from the dozens of other people probably requesting the same permission. Do you send sample photos from previous shoots and hope they like it? Does it come down to just knowing the right person?