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Damon Young Booking Agency Profile

Damon Young is an American writer, editor, author, and co-founder of the website VerySmartBrothas. Young was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and while in high school, he played basketball and was able to earn a basketball scholarship to Canisius College, where he earned his M.A. degree in English. Young later co-founded VerySmartBrothas, which is a dating and relationship blog that also talks on race and pop culture. It has since been acquired by Gizomodo Media Group and is a vertical on The Root. As a writer, Young has contributed articles to outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, The Root, Vibe, and many more. He is also a contributing editor at Ebony Magazine. As an author, Young has co-authored the book “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night” and has been the author of “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.” His first book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, is a collection of personal essays about race, gender, class and Black identity which was positively reviewed in outlets such as Publishers Weekly, Post-Gazette, and Star Tribune..

How to hire Damon Young for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Damon Young to speak.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Damon Young in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Damon Young or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Damon Young's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Damon Young for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Damon Young, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Damon Young. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Damon Young booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Damon Young for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Damon Young booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Damon Young charge for an event. An example fee to book Damon Young is in the starting range of $7,500-$14,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Damon Young agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Damon Young manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Damon Young for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Damon Young agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Damon Young, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Damon Young booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Damon Young, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Speaking Topic
Journalist-Print, Male, Age Group-18-30's
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