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Booking a Musician

Got a question about booking a musician using Encore? You'll find the answers here.

  • How do I submit an enquiry?

    Booking a musician using Encore is the best way to guarantee you'll have the perfect musicians performing at your event. What's more, it's incredibly easy. Here's how it works: 1. Decide on the style ...

  • How do I make a shortlist?

    The shortlist tool on your Enquiry page makes it easier for you to make your final decision by limiting the number of applications in your view.  To shortlist an artist, click the 'Shortlist' button o...

  • How do I send a Bookings request and pay my artist?

    So, you've listed your job, you've received a selection of applicants, and communicated using messages and call requests with your favourites. Now you're ready to make your decision and book the perfe...

  • How do I update an artist's quote?

    Sometimes after communicating with an Encore artist you might find that the original quote they gave in their application is unsuitable. For example, you might ask them if they could perform another s...

  • How do I book a musician directly?

    To book a musician or group directly, head to their Encore profile, then look for the enquiry form (see screenshot).  Next enter the message you would like to send to the musician detailing the specif...

  • Are Encore musicians verified or ID checked?

    All musicians must upload valid ID to accept a Booking Request for a booking paid through the Encore site. We cannot offer this level of security for bookings where payment is off-site.  ...

  • How loud will the musicians be?

    Different styles of music are played at different volumes. If your venue has a sound limit, make sure this is known to the musicians you are booking to ensure that these limits are maintained. ...

  • How do I contact a musician?

    To contact a musician, first submit an enquiry through the Booking Enquiry form here. You'll then be able to send messages to any other the musicians who respond to your enquiry.  Once you book a musi...

  • Can I edit my booking enquiry once I have submitted it?

    No - once submitted, booking enquiries are only editable by Alexandra, the Encore Bookings Manager. If you have made a mistake and would like us to edit the job posting, simply send the details of you...

  • Will all of the applications I receive include recordings to help me decide which musicians to book?

    Our booking form allows you to customise your job, so that you only receive applications from musicians with recordings or video samples. Many clients find this is the easiest way to decide who to boo...