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Applying for Jobs

Look hear for all questions relating to applying for jobs, from quoting to writing your cover note.

  • How do I apply for a job?

    When a client adds a job to Encore which matches your Job alert settings, you'll receive a job alert (email or app notification) from which you'll be able to register your interest to the client by ap...

  • Why was my message queued?

    We take security very seriously on Encore, so when a message is sent to or from one of our members it must pass a number of rigorous filters.  These filters include tests for offensive language, spam,...

  • Why didn't I get booked for the job I applied for?

    At Encore we want to give you the best possible tools to help you thrive in the music industry, but as every musician knows, consistently winning work can be a difficult skill to master.  Here are the...

  • What are application limits?

    Every job on Encore has an application limit, a maximum number of applications a job can receive before it is closed to new application and removed from the Jobs listing page.  Why have an application...

  • Why do I need video to apply for jobs?

    We're in constant communication with our clients, and one thing which they all agree upon is that quality video content is a crucial part of how they make they're decision about who to book on Encore....

  • Can I apply for a job with a group that doesn't have a fixed line-up?

    It is not currently possible to apply for jobs with a group which has a completely unspecified line-up.  As an online service, we must ensure that clients can judge the suitability of an artist for th...

  • What is a maximum fee?

    Maximum fees are assigned to some jobs where clients have specified that their budget has a definite upper limit. For example, if John came to Encore looking for a band for his wedding and he had a bu...

  • Do Encore quotes include VAT?

    All quotes submitted by musicians on Encore are VAT inclusive.  Musicians pay a Service Fee out of their total quote which goes towards guaranteeing them their deposit and full payment and 24/7 suppor...

  • What is a minimum fee?

    This is the minimum amount we would expect a musician to quote for a particular job. Having a minimum fee for each job prevents undercutting by musicians who may be willing to work for less than adequ...

  • Do Encore bookings come with insurance?

    We are not able to provide insurance for our musicians when they are booked for gigs through Encore.  We would strongly recommend that our members purchase a Public Insurance Insurance plan before tak...