Virtual Events

Wish. Innovate. Succeed!

Vx By LEMG – Product Launch Overview (video by The Littlefield Co.)

This coming Tuesday, Key Signature’s production partner, Live Events Media Group will be launching a new virtual event platform of their own creation called Vx By LEMG! Join us and LEMG on September 1st for a demo of this new platform in an inspirational hour of uplifting speakers, community leaders and hard working people just like you who have decided to take their “wish” and turn it into a success! Did we mention it’s free?

Key Signature will be sponsoring the live music for next week’s program. The band is called DeJaVu, featuring Letron Brantley, and their goal is to bring the audience familiar, nostalgic sounds during the event. We’re excited to be part of this creative new project!

Don’t forget to check out all the other businesses who helped make this possible!

Rachel Sheerin – Sales and Happiness Speaker and Trainer
Bogues Consulting Group
Hope Vibes Inc
Foundation For The Carolinas
KIPP Charlotte
The Littlefield Company
Sweet Tea



Still have questions or want to know what Key Signature is about? Send us an email at info@keysignatureonline.com or visit our website to learn more about Who We Are, and what we’re cooking up to keep live music alive in the ever-evolving world of Virtual/Hybrid and live events!

For more updates on what we’re up to here at Key Signature, connect with us via social media!


We’re Count On Me NC Certified!

Each member of Key Signature’s full-time staff and some of our musicians like Bradford Ray Bailey have completed the General Best Practices certification through Count On Me NC.


COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines (signed by artists on all contracts)

  • Artist to wear face covering at all times when not performing.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser prior to use. 
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser after use.
  • Artist to practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from Purchaser and guests when possible. 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 600 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events safely, effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include research, vetting, concert production, and band booking for live, hybrid and virtual events. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a safe and fun live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music.” We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented, professional and up-to-date on event safety guidelines, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the “How to Book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

Key Signature Entertainment has always been a company that has supported diversity & inclusion since day one. Not by looking at a person’s skin color, age or gender, but by their qualifications and commitment to the KSE culture. As we continue to grow, we will hold true to the principles of integrity and honesty that can be found in all backgrounds. 

What Are Multi-Zone Events?

In-person and hybrid events can be a key solution to improving morale and human connection during these uncertain times. Despite the differences in government-ordered gathering restrictions between North and South Carolina, event professionals in both states are faced with a common challenge: finding the best way to host events safely, effectively and efficiently while providing guests with comfort and peace of mind.

For everyone, multi-site and multi-zone events can be a game-changer.

What is a “multi-zone” event?
A multi-zone event is a style of multi-site function where guests are dispersed evenly across multiple dedicated event zones at one venue. Because it’s similar in structure to a multi-site event, the goal of a multi-zone event is to provide a similar experience for guests at all event zones using a combination of virtual and physical entertainment and decorative components while maximizing the efficiency of a venue’s space for social distancing.

How are multi-zone events different from multi-site events?
The main differences between multi-site and multi-zone events are a matter of geography and partnerships. When coordinating a multi-site event, it may be necessary to secure partnerships with multiple venues, decorate and cater their spaces, and assign a number of guests to each one. When coordinating a multi-zone event, these logistics take place at one venue and the main thing to consider is how to divide the space into the dedicated zones.

How are multi-zone events a safer option?
By dedicating multiple zones (e.g. splitting up a ballroom) or utilizing preexisting ones (booking multiple small conference rooms) and assigning guests to each, a multi-zone event can allow for more control over the capacity of each zone and makes it easier to trace the whereabouts of guests if needed. This can be useful for events of all sizes.

Where does live music fit? 
Like with multi-site events, technology can be key for executing live music for a multi-zone event. Because the goal is for each event zone to have a nearly identical experience across the board, the first things to consider are the genre of music and number of musicians. The next step, selecting the musician(s), depends on the configuration of the zones. For example, if the event is taking place in a divided ballroom, it might make more sense to have one band stream to each zone remotely from a sound stage using television monitors and satellite speakers instead of different musicians in each zone that might clash with one another. In the case that each zone is a separate room, it’s then more feasible to consider using multiple musicians or bands. To handle the audio, video and other production hurdles in either scenario, turn-key production is offered by one of our sound production partners.


Additional Resources:


Still have questions or want to know what Key Signature is about? Give us a call at 704-568-1968 or visit our website to learn more about Who We Are and what we’re cooking up to keep live music alive in the ever-evolving world of Virtual/Hybrid and live events!

Still have questions or want to know what Key Signature is about? Send us an email at info@keysignatureonline.com or visit our website to learn more about Who We Are, and what we’re cooking up to keep live music alive in the ever-evolving world of Virtual/Hybrid and live events!

For more updates on what we’re up to here at Key Signature, connect with us via social media!


We’re Count On Me NC Certified!
Each member of Key Signature’s full-time staff and some of our musicians like Bradford Ray Bailey have completed the General Best Practices certification through Count On Me NC.

COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines (signed by artists on all contracts)

  • Artist to wear face covering at all times when not performing.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser prior to use. 
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser after use.
  • Artist to practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from Purchaser and guests when possible. 

Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 600 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events safely, effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include research, vetting, concert production, and band booking for live, hybrid and virtual events. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a safe and fun live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music.” We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented, professional and up-to-date on event safety guidelines, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the “How to Book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

Key Signature Entertainment has always been a company that has supported diversity & inclusion since day one. Not by looking at a person’s skin color, age or gender, but by their qualifications and commitment to the KSE culture. As we continue to grow, we will hold true to the principles of integrity and honesty that can be found in all backgrounds. 

KSE Event Safety Guidelines

We understand that the health and safety of clients, guests and vendors is a top priority right now as the hospitality industry prepares to bring live events back into focus, and that it helps to know that everyone is doing their part. With event professionals in mind, we’ve begun to incorporate the following terms as an addendum to our contracts to ensure that all KSE artists are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Event Safety Guidelines

  • Artist to wear face covering at all times when not performing.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser prior to use.
  • Artist to disinfect all chairs and other equipment provided by Purchaser after use.
  • Artist to practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from Purchaser and guests when possible.

Our goal is always to bridge the communication gap so that musicians and event professionals can produce successful events effectively and efficiently. If you have any questions about the above policies or would like to explore virtual or live music options for your next event, contact Key Signature Entertainment using the social media links or contact form below.


Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently. 

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy. 

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page. 

KSE Virtual Concert Series: Week of May 18, 2020

Hello Event Industry Friends!

Thank you for ending your work days with us each week and supporting our motto, Good People, Good Music! We’ve been very fortunate to find a way to continue doing what we love and supporting the musicians in our Key Signature Family, and we couldn’t be more grateful to be able to share that with you. The series continues today with Roy Daye, Jr. at 4pm – we hope to see you there!

Check out the lineup for the rest of the week here and don’t forget to follow our Virtual Concert Series event page on Facebook for reminders! As usual, performances will be posted onto our Facebook page (@livemusiccharlotte) by our #KSEFamily musicians around 4pm each weekday.

P.S. – If you haven’t already heard, we managed to secure media coverage from Charlotte’s Got a Lot and WSOC-TV in April to help spread the word about our efforts to support our live musicians. Thank you for helping us to keep live music alive!

Musically Yours,
Brandon, Mikayla and Tius
Positivity is Key


May 18 – Roy Daye, Jr.


May 19 – Haley Mae Campbell


May 20 – Synergy Twins


May 22 – HC Oakes


Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

 

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page. 

KSE Launches Virtual Concerts for Virtual Private Events

We recognize that there is a growing need for virtual events due to ongoing social distancing requirements, and those in the event industry are being forced to adapt and adhere to new regulations. As the demand for virtual events grows, our goal is to ensure that event professionals have a resource handy which allows them to continue offering a live music element in a way that makes sense for their clients or members. With event professionals in mind, Key Signature Entertainment and our musicians are now offering Virtual Concerts for Virtual Private Events. Continue reading for answers to your questions and examples!

What does live music look like for a virtual event? 

Whether using Zoom or another video conferencing platform to host your client’s virtual gathering, the musician will simply access the meeting using the sign-in information provided to them by the host and use audio streaming hardware and software tools to deliver a high-quality 60 to 90-minute* performance for their virtual audience. Through this format, our musicians have the ability to take requests and engage with guests, which allows the guests to enjoy the excitement and human element of live music and events while social distancing from the safety of their own homes.

*For nonmusical unique entertainment options, performance times vary.

How Do I Secure a Musician for a Virtual Event?

The process for organizing a Virtual Concert is very similar to booking for live events. First, you must secure a venue – in this case, a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom – where the event will take place. Next, you may select a musician from our Virtual Entertainment Menu to perform at the event. Then, click “Book This Artist” on the artist’s page or fill out our Booking Inquiry Form for the final steps.  Alternatively, you may reach out to a Key Signature representative using the contact form at the bottom of this page for assistance in finding the best fit for your event and budget. Virtual events are new territory for a lot of folks, so we’re here to help provide guidance and answers to any questions you may have.

What Types of Events Does This Work Best For?

  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Dinner Parties
  • Country Club Member Engagement
  • Team Building Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Cocktail Hours
  • Themed Receptions
  • Good Old Fashioned Concerts!

See examples below!


A handful of our top performing musicians have already held successful virtual concerts over the past few weeks. Click on the links provided here to see what those performances looked like!

Brookstone Bards


Jazz Revolution Band


Matt Bell


Todd Johnson



Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment
Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has led the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 3 full-time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award-winning events throughout the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision-makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”; we understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our 15+ years of expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the How to Book page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event. To learn more about Key Signature, visit our Who We Are page.