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 their decision about who to book on Encore. Without being able to see a musician perform live before booking them, a video is simply the next best thing - allowing them to see and listen to the unique way you make music.
How can I get video on my profile?
Shooting a video doesn't need to be an expensive or time-consuming task. Though investing in a professional video will maximise your chances of showcasing your musical ability to a potential client, most mobile phones now come with a video camera built in.
If you don't have a video of you performing live at an event, why not enlist the help of a friend or a nearby piece of furniture to record you on your phone, while you play one of your top pieces. Make sure the background is uncluttered and there's ample lighting - a white wall in a sunny room works perfectly.
However, we recommend that if you're serious about getting work online, you invest in a professionally shot video. A good video usually costs upwards of £150 for soloists and £500 for bands - check out our recommended videographers here.
How do I add a video to my profile?
Once you're happy with your video, simply follow these steps to add it to your profile.