Thursday 28 February 2019

Are Booking Agents Being Replaced by Robots? | Guest Post

From switching on your heating to self-service checkouts, more and more day-to-day jobs are being replaced or aided by technology. With Sound Finder’s latest feature, a virtual booking agent tool, is this the latest role to be superseded by tech?

Global Sound Group founded the peer-to-peer website, Sound Finder, in late 2018, with an aim to put musicians directly in touch with professional music and sound services around the world. Musicians can contact providers (including sound engineers, graphic designers, video editors, songwriters and more) directly and purchase their services for their latest projects without leaving the site.

The latest feature to be added to the site is the groundbreaking virtual booking agent. This new tool will put musicians in direct contact with over 20,000 venues and promoters from all corners of the globe, allowing them to submit their music directly for consideration. This saves artists from having to compile lists of local venues and send out hundreds of emails in hope of landing gigs. It also cuts out the middleman (and fees) for independent artists who are using a booking agent to secure their next gig.  Of course, the service could also be used by booking agents themselves as a one-stop shop for all of the connections they need. Find out more on the Sound Finder website and on their twitter account.