Encore is the easiest way to get booked for great gigs while on the go.
Whether you're an electric guitarist looking for more function band gigs, or you're a cellist seeking orchestral depping work, we'll notify you of all the relevant upcoming work matching your instrument and location.
You can apply for gigs and communicate with clients directly in the app. What's more, it's entirely free to join!
We're building the future of live music - a platform connecting every musician and giving them the tools to further their careers.
Essential fix to ensure that messages you send through the app are attached to the correct enquiry.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great idea in theory! Makes life simple and easy, but in reality for serious musicians who need to get things done and actually have some security if things fall through this is a garbage pile.
They don't have formal contracts or conditions of bookings, so when you agree to do work you then have to do all the paperwork you would normally do along side that and then get paid via the app, and they add 15% on to your quote so they are effectively and expensive gumtree ad... you can't really do deposits or anything... so essentially they have set up an app that musicians will use and then work around so that the app doesn't actually make any money.
If you're going to use this app for the 2-3 jobs on it (seriously you might as well go play on the street, you'll get better offers) then meet with the clients in person and book yourself as you would for any other gig. They are 2 buttons away from solving this by simply drafting easy transparent contracts like music in hospitals do with their artists. But they don't do that because that would be too much work for them and they clearly don't make enough money to do simple booking functions.
I did a review a while ago and they added all the features that I suggested! So I'm back again and here are some of my suggestions. I'm insufferable and the worst and I don't care... I'm sorry!
Firstly, when someone messages you related to a gig, you can't go from the message straight to the gig they have messaged you about, you have to awkwardly find the gig (this is on the mobile app)
Secondly, you can't share videos from your profile when sending a message, so if I'm messaging a gig to apply for something and I have a video linked on my profile that corresponds to music they are requesting then I have to turn on my computer and go it from there. This is a hassle because it means I can't just do it on the go in the mobile app.
That's about it! It's getting a lot better and I'm so glad they introduced deposits! (I can't figure out how to delete my last review!!!! So here's a new one! 🤷♀️)
My overall review would be that it's getting better but the mobile app needs to be improved so you can do things from your phone on the go!
This is literally my favourite app. It brings all my music gigs and communications onto my phone. Super fast and easy to use too - highly recommended.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.