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.