How Event Organizers Find Bands for Hire

It can be difficult for a band to get their name out in the public and get booked for gigs. Luckily, there are a number of online platforms that provide a storefront for musicians to advertise their services to an audience of potential clients.

Event organizers are able to use these platforms to pinpoint the right entertainment for their events, which may include a wedding, private party or corporate gathering. There is a large variety of entertainment options, including DJ’s through to magicians.

A band or artist will need to create a profile that potential hosts can view. This will include information, pictures, videos and audio clips of your performances. Many platforms also offer a rating system, although it’s unlikely that a performer is rated below 5 stars.

You can use the amount of reviews as an indicator of how popular a particular act is. If they have many reviews, it means that people felt strongly enough about their performance to actually write a review. Entertainers may request people that they know to book them via their platform of choice, which means they can leave a positive review on behalf of the performer.

These websites can essentially be viewed as a modern freelance platform for entertainers. If you haven’t set up a profile for you or your band yet, then you should do so right away.


Event organizers will need to request a quote from their entertainment of choice, and are able to negotiate with entertainers if they’re unhappy with the price. GigMasters also displays the amount of verified bookings an act has received.


GigSalad claims to have a multitude of high profile clients, including MTV, Microsoft and McDonalds. They provide some extensive booking information which includes influences, set lists and setup requirements. You can also view the time and location of past booked events.

Scarlett Entertainment

This is an international platform offering entertainment from most locations worldwide. Scarlett Entertinament is able to work with organisers one-on-one in order to create a memorable event.

Dean Hailstone

Dean Hailstone

Dean is a professional guitar player, recording artist and touring musician. He has over 20 years of playing experience, and has performed hundreds of live gigs during his career. Read more...


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