'Encore' Connects Musicians Directly to Consumers for Event Booking

By: Joey Haar - Oct 31, 2016
References: joinencore & techcrunch
Encore is an app and online service that makes it easier for consumers and performers to make beautiful music with one another. It cuts out the traditional middle man of a booking agent, allowing consumers looking for anything from a string quartet for a wedding to a DJ for a party to find the perfect performer quickly.

Though live music often brings to mind a bar, club, or concert hall, musicians play private events frequently. But the private event performance industry has had a major inefficiency in booking in the past. Previously, consumers have had to either get a recommendation from a friend or get lucky with a Google search.

With Encore, consumers have access to a host of live musicians -- running the gamut from pianists and string quartets to pop and jazz bands -- while the musicians get booked more frequently as a result.