Toure is an American television host, journalist, critic, and novelist who is known for being the co-host of the television show “The Cycle,” on MSNBC. On television, Toure has also been host of “Hiphop Shop” and “On the Second” which is featured on Fuse. He has also been contributor to “The Dylan Ratigan Show.” Toure was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and he studied at Emory University and later took Columbia University’s MFA writing program. While studying at Emory, Toure founded the black student newspaper, The Fire This Time. This led to him working as an intern at Rolling Stone and since then, as a journalist, Toure has contributed to numerous outlets such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, Vibe, The Washington Post, Essence, Ebony, and many more. As an author, Toure has published five books which include; “Soul City: A Novel,” “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness What It Means to Be Black Now,” and “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon.” Toure is known for his commentary on topics such as music, pop culture, racism, politics, and more. As a television host, Toure has been featured on CNN’s 90-Second Pop, has covered BET News and Public Affairs programming, has hosted Community Surface on Tennis Channel, MTV’s series Spoke N’ Heard, the show “I’ll Try Anything Once,” and more. Toure has also taught a course on hip-hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music..
How to hire Toure for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Toure to speak.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Toure in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Toure or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Toure'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 Toure for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Toure, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Toure. 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 Toure booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Toure for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Toure 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 Toure charge for an event. An example fee to book Toure is in the starting range of $25,000-$39,999. 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.
There is low probability to book Toure for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Toure agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Toure, 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 Toure 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 Toure, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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