London-based live entertainment company aspiring to become the new headlining act in online band booking.
Are you looking to book live entertainment for an upcoming party, wedding or corporate event? If you’re nodding at the screen, then look no further. The brains behind the UK’s largest gig booking platform, ‘Bandwagon’, are turning their hands to a brand new venture.
Despite engaging musicians and event planners for much of their careers, CEO Stan and COO Maria found it increasingly difficult when trying to secure a suitable band to perform at their wedding in 2013; finding the process to be confusing and time consuming. Channelling these frustrations they came together with tech whizz, and CTO, Rosario; lots of sleepless nights (and countless cups of coffee) later, Headliner was born.
Launched in June 2015, Headliner is an online band-booking platform that looks to make finding live entertainment as painless as it should be. Priding its self on letting artists manage their own bookings from the get go, Headliner connects musicians, bands, and DJs directly with event bookers, ensuring the power ultimately lies with the performers.
Whether you’re interested in being listed on the roster, or you’re looking to book an act, nothing could be simpler. Bookers, just head over to the website and search depending on your specific needs; acts can be filtered by price, type, location, event and genre. Artists, just sign up and create a profile – it’s a doddle.
The in-house team vet every artist who signs up, so be sure to complete your profile with an engaging bio and good quality images, audio and video. There are also ‘testimonials’ and ‘reviews’ sections as a continuous part of the quality control system; this is how people will decide whether they want to book you for their event – don’t give them a reason not to.
By the very nature of what they do, it’s clear the team at Headliner understand that the creative industry is a collaborative one, creating an environment that puts equal emphasis on bookers and performers alike. In the interest of connecting people and facilitating the best possible relationship between the two parties, they work with numerous event and artist partners to help create useful events and develop their acts, as well as also holding regular networking events to enable industry professionals to build relevant relationships.
With varied backgrounds including events management, design, content creation and music journalism, the extremely versatile team are working tirelessly, and ever evolving, to bring you something that they hope will one day become the first port-of-call for anyone looking for live entertainment. Finding a headliner needn’t be a headache.
Sophie says: If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that I’ve recently started working with Headliner and, as a music obsessive, it’s something I’m really passionate about. I think it’s a great platform for musicians to control their own bookings and gain more exposure, while adding to their live performance experience – something which I think is a joy for any artist.
If you’re interested in signing up to Headliner, or you’re looking to book entertainment for an upcoming event and would like to browse the acts, click here to visit their official website.
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